The Lion's Mouth

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The countryÆs new female prime minister has been shot dead and the gun canÆt be found in Anne HoltÆs fourth mystery in the award-winning, internationally bestselling Hanne Wilhelmsen books that are ôa natural for Jo Nesb° readersö (Booklist, starred review). Less than six months after taking office, the Norwegian Prime Minister is found dead. She has been shot in the head. Was it a politically motivated assassination or personal revenge? Hanne Wilhelmsen, chief inspector of the Oslo police, is on leave in California, but when the death shakes the country to its core, she knows she canÆt remain on the sidelines of such a crucial investigation. The hunt for the Prime MinisterÆs killer is complicated, intense, and grueling. When secrets begin to unravel from the Prime MinisterÆs past, Hanne and her partner, Billy T., must solve the crime before a private tragedy becomes a public scandal in the most sensitive case of their careers. Filled with lies, deception, and the truth about government, ôThe LionÆs Mouth tackles the ruthlessness of political power in the most sensitive investigation of Hanne WilhelmsenÆs careerö (Financial Times). ôThe wonder and pleasureàis in how Ms. Holt weaves the strands of a political thriller, a police procedural, a locked-room mystery, and a domestic novel into a satisfying plotö (The Wall Street Journal).