In a sleepy hamlet in north Sweden, the local police make a
chilling discovery; nineteen people have been brutally slaughtered.
It is a crime unprecedented in Sweden's history and the police are
under incredible pressure to solve the killings. When Judge
Birgitta Roslin reads about the massacre, she realises that she has
a family connection to one of the couples involved and decides to
investigate. When the police make a hasty arrest it is left to her
to investigate the source of a nineteenth century diary and red
silk ribbon found near the crime scene. What she will uncover leads
her into an international web of corruption and a story of
vengeance that stretches back over a hundred years. The Man from
Beijing is a gripping political thriller and a compelling detective
story from a writer at the height of his powers.