|The fourth book in the Fire and Ice series featuring Magnus Jonson. It tidies up the sub-plot relating to Magnus's grandfather Hallgrímur that has run through the previous three books, but you don't have to have read those books to enjoy this one.
Ollie and Magnus Jonson have spent years trying to escape from the shadows of their past. Raised on a remote farmstead in Iceland, both brothers had to endure brutal violence at the hands of their grandfather. Now, two decades later, the past has returned to haunt them both.
When Constable Páll Gylfason gets a dispatch call to investigate a suspected homicide in a remote farmstead, he is surprised to find that Sergeant Magnus Jonson is already at the scene. Magnus identifies the dead man as his estranged grandfather. As Páll begins to review the crime scene it becomes apparent that forensic evidence has been tampered with and that Magnus's version of events doesn't add up. Before long, Magnus is arrested for the murder of his grandfather.
When it emerges that his younger brother, Ollie, is in Iceland after two decades in America, Páll begins to think that Magnus may not be the only family member in the frame for murder...