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Operation Napoleon

Operation Napoleon

A Thriller

Arnaldur Indridason

Minotaur Books



Mass Market Paperbound

Operation Napoleon

Arnaldur Indridason

In 1945, a German bomber crash-lands in Iceland during a blizzard. Puzzlingly, there are both German and American officers on board. One of the senior German officers claims that their best chance of survival is to try to walk to the nearest farm. He sets off, a briefcase handcuffed to his wrist, only to disappear into the white vastness…

Flash forward to the present. The U.S. Army is clandestinely trying to remove the wreck of an airplane from an Icelandic glacier. A young Icelander, Elías, inadvertently stumbles upon the excavation and then promptly disappears. But before he vanishes, he manages to contact his sister, Kristín. She embarks on a thrilling and perilous adventure, determined to discover the truth of her brother's fate—and solve the riddle of Operation Napoleon.

This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.


Operation Napoleon

A blizzard raged on the glacier.
He could see nothing ahead, could barely make out the compass in his hand. He could not turn back even if he wanted to. There was nothing to go back to. The storm...


Praise for Operation Napoleon

“Indridason fills the void that remains after you've read Stieg Larsson's novels.” —USA Today

“Arnaldur Indridason and Stieg Larsson produced two of the best crime novels this year.” —The Times (UK) on Hypothermia

“A commanding new voice… puts Iceland on the map as a major destination for enthusiasts of Nordic crime fiction.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review, on Silence of the Grave

“Every one of these writers is good [Hakan Nesser, Kjell Eriksson, Ake Edwardson, Helene Tursten, Karin Fossum], but in my book, Arnaldur Indridason is even better.” —Joe Queenan, Los Angeles Times

“A haunting and elegant novel…a writer of astonishing gravitas and talent.” —John Lescroart on Jar City

“Mesmerizing…[An] enthralling narrative.” —The Wall Street Journal on Voices

“Indridason keeps readers guessing until the very last pages.” —Washington Post Book World on The Draining Lake

“The best new series I've read this year. Arnaldur Indridason is already an international literary phenom--and it's easy to see why. His novels are gripping, authentic, haunting, and lyrical. I can't wait for the next.” —Harlan Coben on Silence of the Grave

“Henning Mankell and Arnaldur Indridason are two of the great names in Nordic crime fiction.” —The Canberra Times (Australia)

“Classic mystery fiction, both compassionate and thrilling. Indridason is about to become one of the brightest stars in the genre's dark skies.” —John Connolly

“Remarkable...another top-notch story from Indridason, its lyrical melancholy matched by the depth of its characterizations.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on Operation Napoleon

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About the author

Arnaldur Indridason

Arnaldur Indridason was initially a journalist for an Icelandic newspaper and then spent many years as a film reviewer. He won the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel for both Jar City and Silence of the Grave, and in 2005 Silence of the Grave also won the Crime Writers Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel of the year. The film of Jar City, now available on DVD, was Iceland's entry for the 2008 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. Arnaldur Indridason's crime fiction has sold in more than twenty-five countries. He lives in Iceland with his family, and the next novel in his Reykjavik series is forthcoming soon from Minotaur Books.

Arnaldur Indridason

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