Book Review: Henning Mankell The Dogs of Riga (Kurt Wallander #2)

The Dogs of Riga - Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson

The Dogs of Riga is the second novel in the Kurt Wallander series by author Henning Mankell.  Two bodies are washed ashore in a life raft on the coast of Ystad.  No identity no way of knowing where they came from.  Wallander must find out.  The investigation quickly reveals that they maybe Russian smugglers from Latvia.  The investigation quickly leads Wallander into a world of Russian politics, spies and intrigue.

It must be remembered that this book was written and is set in the early 1990's so the Soviet Union hadn't fully collapsed at this point

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