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NO MAJOR SPOILERS
Ari Thor is back. After his superb debut in Snowblind, it is good to meet him again.
It is now five years down the line and Ari Thor is re-united with his girlfriend and they now have a young son. All to the good: except that it’s not. The relationship has more cracks than a dried up cricket pitch and Ari Thor has been overlooked for the position of police inspector.
However, the new police inspector is also having no luck, he is shot at point blank range whilst investigating a derelict house. This is the only piece of good fortune Ari Thor has; as it would have been him investigating if he had not been sick.