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The Man from Beijing

Henning Mankell

The acclaimed author of the Kurt Wallander mysteries, writing at the height of his powers, now gives us an electrifying stand-alone global thriller. January 2006. In the Swedish hamlet of Hesjövallen, nineteen people have been massacred. The only clue is a red ribbon found at the scene. Judge Birgitta Roslin has particular reason to be shocked: Her grandparents, the Andréns, are among the victims, and Birgitta soon learns that an Andrén family in Nevada has also been murdered. She then discovers the nineteenth-century diary of an Andrén ancestor-a gang master on the American transcontinental railway-that describes brutal treatment of Chinese slave workers. The police insist that only a lunatic could have committed the Hesjövallen murders, but Birgitta is determined to uncover what she now suspects is a more complicated truth. The investigation leads to the highest echelons of power in present-day Beijing, and to Zimbabwe and Mozambique. But the narrative also takes us back 150 years into the depths of the slave trade between China and the United States-a history that will ensnare Birgitta as she draws ever closer to solving the Hesjövallen murders. From the Hardcover edition.

The acclaimed author of the Kurt Wallander mysteries, writing at the height of his powers, now gives us an electrifying stand-alone global thriller. January 2006. In the Swedish hamlet of Hesjövallen, nineteen people have been massacred. The only clue is a red ribbon found at the scene. Judge Birgitta Roslin has particular reason to be shocked: Her grandparents, the Andréns, are among the victims, and Birgitta soon learns that an Andrén family in Nevada has also been murdered. She then discovers the nineteenth-century diary of an Andrén ancestor-a gang master on the American transcontinental railway-that describes brutal treatment of Chinese slave workers. The police insist that only a lunatic could have committed the Hesjövallen murders, but Birgitta is determined to uncover what she now suspects is a more complicated truth. The investigation leads to the highest echelons of power in present-day Beijing, and to Zimbabwe and Mozambique. But the narrative also takes us back 150 years into the depths of the slave trade between China and the United States-a history that will ensnare Birgitta as she draws ever closer to solving the Hesjövallen murders. From the Hardcover edition.
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The acclaimed author of the Kurt Wallander mysteries, writing at the height of his powers, now gives us an electrifying stand-alone global thriller. January 2006. In the Swedish hamlet of Hesjövallen, nineteen people have been massacred. The only clue is a red ribbon found at the scene. Judge Birgitta Roslin has particular reason to be shocked: Her grandparents, the Andréns, are among the victims, and Birgitta soon learns that an Andrén family in Nevada has also been murdered. She then discovers the nineteenth-century diary of an Andrén ancestor-a gang master on the American transcontinental railway-that describes brutal treatment of Chinese slave workers. The police insist that only a lunatic could have committed the Hesjövallen murders, but Birgitta is determined to uncover what she now suspects is a more complicated truth. The investigation leads to the highest echelons of power in present-day Beijing, and to Zimbabwe and Mozambique. But the narrative also takes us back 150 years into the depths of the slave trade between China and the United States-a history that will ensnare Birgitta as she draws ever closer to solving the Hesjövallen murders. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rosalyn Landor

Length:

15h 29m


Chapters

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03:10

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:42


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:16


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:12


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:43


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:27


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:29


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:29


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:10


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:39


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:09


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:15


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:29


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:47


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:06


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:45


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:34


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:25


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:45


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:53


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:56


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:52


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:57


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:42


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:10


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:47


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:50


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:27


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:28


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:54


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:48


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:27


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:45


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:08


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:42


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:32


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:15


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:46


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:27


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:21


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:30


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:10


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:05


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:39


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:06


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:51


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

09:28


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:40


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:51


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:06


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:35


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:01


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:59


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:06


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:14


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:37


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:41


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:18


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

09:03


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:08


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:14


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:29


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:35


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:20


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

09:04


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:44


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:43


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:33


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:21


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:30


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:45


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:15


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:53


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:17


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:26


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

09:16


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:17


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:07


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:14


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

09:11


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:42


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:14


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:50


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:51


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:57


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:04


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

08:26


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:17


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

08:13


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

08:50


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

08:35


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:35


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:25


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:59


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:05


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:11


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:20


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:13


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:52


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:57


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

07:18


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

09:31


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

01:37


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

00:36