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The mayor of Copenhagen is located murdered in his luxurious residence. Detective Lars Winkler is wear this delicate case, that is extra complex through the truth that the victim’s mom is the chief of the country’s such a lot radical political celebration and the present minister of finance. Lars notices the minister and her husband are surprisingly untouched by way of their son’s loss of life. whilst he starts to dig into the mayor’s earlier, he slowly uncovers the darkish tale of a tender, idealistic guy, who had just one want: to unfastened himself of his relatives and dwell his personal lifestyles. darkish and chilling, The Scream of the Butterfly is Scandinavian crime at its best.

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The place will you cross? They’ll by no means cease trying to find you for those who kill a fellow officer; you recognize that simply in addition to I do. ” “Lars. ” The gun is shaking. The again of Allan’s head lolls backward and forward opposed to the tree trunk. the 1st patrol motor vehicle pulls up by means of Tegner’s sculpture at the nook of Tagensvej and Blegdamsvej. “Over here,” Lars calls out, waving. “Screw you. so long. ” Allan’s finger curls round the set off. “Lars! ” The cry cuts throughout the rain. It comes from at the back of him and to the suitable, no longer from the patrol automobile, that is in the back of him to the left. “Here! ” Lars holds his arms the place Allan can see them. Allan goals the gun on the sound, and friends into the darkness and the rain. A shadow passes at the left. Allan turns towards the move, attempting to stick with it. Then a shot is fired, and Allan’s jaw explodes. Blood and tooth spill over his blouse. The hand protecting the pistol drops into the dust. The ruined face gurgles, and his eyes roll into the again of his head. “Lars. ” Kim A has reached him; he's taking a glance at Allan. The puppy officer runs either palms throughout his rainy scalp. “You didn’t need to shoot. ” Lars is kneeling beside Allan. “It was once already over. ” He strikes the pistol. Allan nonetheless has a pulse, yet he's wasting blood — quickly. “It wasn’t me. ” Kim A friends in among the tree trunks, shaking his head. “It got here from over there. ” He issues towards the Panum Institute. “But then who . . . ? ” Lars seems up. The park is abandoned and there's no one round, other than uniformed officials, who come operating from the patrol motor vehicle. Lars stands up. “Copenhagen Police. My colleague is a puppy officer. And this man the following wishes a physician. ” He issues to Allan. “And ascertain he doesn’t get away. ” The cops decide Allan up and hold him towards Rigshospitalet. “If you didn’t do it, then who shot him? ” Kim A appears to be like round. “Whoever it used to be is long gone now. We’ll get the canines out the following. Now let’s look at you. i feel you’re wanting a few dry outfits and a scorching drink. You’ll seize your dying of chilly. ” It is just now that he realizes he's shivering. His jacket, denims — every little thing is sticking to his physique. Lars selections up his personal gun in addition to Allan’s. Then he follows Kim A via Amor Park. The officials have already taken Allan contained in the sanatorium. there's frantic task in the back of the automated glass doorways. “Have you noticeable Ekstra Bladet’s homepage? ” Kim A lighting a cigarette and passes it to Lars. “They’ve came across an image of Mogens Winther-Sørensen at a refugee centre, with Serafine as a baby. ” Lars says not anything and inhales. Kim A seems up on the sky. Lars follows his gaze. the bottom of the clouds is lilac, reflecting the neon ads, the site visitors lighting fixtures. the heart beat of town. “I don’t brain taking care of the minister, maintaining her identify out of the click within the run-up to the election, if useful; perhaps even bending a rule or so long as she assures me that not anyone will get hurts. yet this . . . ? ” He shakes his head and sticks his hand in his pocket. “By the way in which, i feel this is often yours. ” Lars opens his hand to just accept the item from Kim A.

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