Helsinki White

Helsinki White

Large Print - 2012
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Two days after their daughter is born, Kari Vaara drops a bombshell on his American wife, Kate. He has a brain tumor ... and he's been handpicked to run a rogue black-ops unit, using crime to fight crime. After recovering from surgery, he gets to work. The black-ops unit is small, and they have secrecy, autonomy, and cash. Soon the unit is robbing Helsinki's mobsters blind. But Kari's team is too good, and their actions have unintended consequences...
Publisher: 2012
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2012
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410450173
1410450171
Branch Call Number: LP THOMP-J
Characteristics: 451 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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lpreston214
May 19, 2014

Wow, inspector Kari Vaara really has a lot on his plate in this novel. Apparently no one told him you don't make life-changing decisions during a health crisis (especially one involving your brain!). Kari agrees to head a black ops unit of the Helsinki police in return for making major crime rings such as white slavery a top priority. Even I didn't believe that! Kari (fresh off brain surgery with some troubling lingering effects) along with Milo and Sweetness steal tons of money and cut off the drug trade but where is all the money going? Kari gets in deeper and deeper when he agrees to investigate some high profile race-related crimes. This book was kind of a blood-bath and ultimately kind of depressing for our hero and his family but sure kept the pages turning. How in the world is he going to right things?

Diell Oct 12, 2013

see oldproof's comment on Lucifers Tears pretty well fits the books I've read and the others I've just checked over.

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