When archaeologist Louise Cantor's son Henrik is found dead in his flat, she refuses to believe it was suicide. Clues that only a mother could detect lead her to believe something more sinister took place. Henrik had kept many things back from her and she is shocked to learn he had contracted HIV. While looking through his bundles of papers, she ...
When archaeologist Louise Cantor's son Henrik is found dead in his flat, she refuses to believe it was suicide. Clues that only a mother could detect lead her to believe something more sinister took place. Henrik had kept many things back from her and she is shocked to learn he had contracted HIV. While looking through his bundles of papers, she discovers he was obsessed with the conspiracy theory that JFK's brain disappeared prior to the autopsy - along with the vital evidence regarding bullet exit wounds. The only lead is a letter and photograph from Henrik's girlfriend in Mozambique.Louise's quest to unravel the mystery surrounding her son's death takes her to Africa; a continent rife with disease, poverty and corruption. Struggling to cope with sickness and the oppressive heat, Louise sees fear in every face, even unexpectedly in the patients at the clinics set up by an American businessman. In "Kennedy's Brain", Mankell confirms his status as a master of suspense, and delivers a timely and riveting thriller which will have readers on the edge of their seats until the very end.
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New in new dust jacket. SHIP DAILY from NJ; GIFT-ABLE as NEW, fresh FIRST; NEW w/DJ NEW AS SHOWN THIS PHOTO. Glued binding. Clothette over boards. With dust jacket. 328 p. Audience: General/trade. 8614 8614--Orig publ in Sweden as Kenedys Hjarna in 2005. Internationally acclaimed and bestselling author Mankell delivers a timely and riveting thriller that will have readers on the edge their seats until the very end.
Henning Mankell is absolutely one of my favorite authors. I love Kurt Wallander. Has Mankell pulled a John LeCarre'? Yes. The story about aids and the giant pharmaceuticals immorally profiting from their attempted cures is fast moving and well told. Mankell is obviously passionate about the subject which I respect. It does heighten ones awareness of the potential for very dangerous conflicts of interest. Beware the Good Samaritan is certainly a lesson we should all know to follow. The story is fast moving and the characters are interesting. Just be aware that this story is one of social consciousness and will not tie up in a nice knot for you. I am ready to get back to Kurt or Linda or Stefan.
Publishers Weekly, 2007-07-23 In Mankell's engaging but overly polemical stand-alone crime novel, Louise Cantor, an archeologist working in Greece, returns home to Sweden to discover her grown son, Henrik, lying dead in his own bed. Cantor, who refuses to accept the police theory that Henrik killed himself, launches her own investigation. (The book's title refers to one of the mysteries surrounding the JFK assassination, which had become a bizarre metaphor for the secretive Henrik.) In her quest for answers, Cantor journeys to Australia in search of her estranged husband; to Barcelona, where Henrik had an apartment and a surprisingly large bank account; and to Maputo, Mozambique, where she learns of the devastation wrought by poverty, AIDS and greed. Mankell, author of the wonderful Kurt Wallender series (Faceless Killers, etc.), is a deft and imaginative plotter and an insightful observer of the human condition, but here his righteous anger over the AIDS crisis in Africa and the exploitative role of the pharmaceutical industry overshadows the mystery solving. (Sept.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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