'The Quick'. A woman swims in a remote, milky-blue lagoon. Steam rises from the water, and as it clears, a body is revealed in the ghostly light.
'The Dead'. Miles away, a vast aircraft hangar rises behind the perimeter fence of the US military base. A sickening thud is heard as a man's body falls from a high platform.
'The Forgotten'. Many years before, a schoolgirl went missing. The world has forgotten her. But Erlendur has not.
'The Searcher'. Erlendur Sveinsson is a newly promoted detective with a battered body, a rogue CIA operative and America's troublesome presence in Iceland to contend with. In his spare time he investigates a cold case. He is only starting out, but he is already up to his neck.
©2014 Arnaldur Indridason. English translation copyright © Victoria Cribb 2015. (P)2015 Isis Publishing Ltd, Random House Audiobooks