Following an earthquake, the water level of an Icelandic lake suddenly falls to reveal a skeleton half-buried in its sandy bed. It has clearly been there many years. There is a large hole in the skull. Yet more mysteriously, it is weighted down by a heavy radio transmitter bearing inscriptions in Russian. The police are called in and Erlendur, Elinborg and Sigurdur Oli begin their investigation. It takes them back to the Cold War era, when bright, left-wing students in Iceland would be sent to study in the 'heavenly state' ...

The Draining Lake 2010, Vintage, London

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The Draining Lake 2009, Picador USA, New York

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The Draining Lake 2008, Minotaur Books, New York, NY

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The Draining Lake 2008, Vintage Books USA

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The Draining Lake 2007, Harvill Press

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