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Kennedy's brain / Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson.

By: Mankell, Henning, 1948-2015 [author.].
Contributor(s): Thompson, Laurie, 1938-2015 [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Harvill Secker, 2007Description: 328 p. : 25 cm.ISBN: 9781846550300 ; 9781846550317 ; 1846550319 .Uniform titles: Kennedys hjarna. English. Subject(s): Children -- Death -- Fiction | Archaeologists -- Fiction | Africa -- Fiction | AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- FictionSummary: CRIME & MYSTERY FICTION. When archaeologist Louise Cantor's son Henrik is found dead in his flat, she refuses to believe it was suicide. Clues that only a mother could detect lead her to believe something more sinister took place. Henrik had kept many things back from her and she is shocked to learn he had contracted HIV. While looking through his bundles of papers, she discovers he was obsessed with the conspiracy theory that JFK's brain disappeared prior to the autopsy - along with the vital evidence regarding bullet exit wounds. The only lead is a letter and photograph from Henrik's girlfriend in Mozambique. Louise's quest to unravel the mystery surrounding her son's death takes her to Africa. Struggling to cope with sickness and the oppressive heat, Louise sees fear in every face. In "Kennedy's Brain" Mankell confirms his status as a master of suspense, and delivers a timely and riveting thriller which will have readers on the edge of their seats until the very end.
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When archaeologist Louise Cantor's son Henrik is found dead in his flat, she refuses to believe it was suicide. Clues that only a mother could detect lead her to believe something more sinister took place. Soon, she discovers that he was obsessed with the conspiracy theory that JFK's brain disappeared prior to autopsy.

Translation of: Kennedys hjarna.

CRIME & MYSTERY FICTION. When archaeologist Louise Cantor's son Henrik is found dead in his flat, she refuses to believe it was suicide. Clues that only a mother could detect lead her to believe something more sinister took place. Henrik had kept many things back from her and she is shocked to learn he had contracted HIV. While looking through his bundles of papers, she discovers he was obsessed with the conspiracy theory that JFK's brain disappeared prior to the autopsy - along with the vital evidence regarding bullet exit wounds. The only lead is a letter and photograph from Henrik's girlfriend in Mozambique. Louise's quest to unravel the mystery surrounding her son's death takes her to Africa. Struggling to cope with sickness and the oppressive heat, Louise sees fear in every face. In "Kennedy's Brain" Mankell confirms his status as a master of suspense, and delivers a timely and riveting thriller which will have readers on the edge of their seats until the very end.

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