Police officer Hrafn Grímsson dreams of a career as a detective. When he is called to a suicide at a warehouse rented by the victim, he finds a number of weird books about hypnotism annotated by a notorious anarchist called Aron.
That night, a member of the Icelandic parliament is stabbed to death. While cordoning off the crime scene and gathering information, Hrafn realizes that the strange man he had noticed the previous evening in a pub could be the murderer. With a little research and his good – in fact exceptional – powers of intuition, Hrafn soon has an idea of the circumstances. He believes that because of his dangerous political views, Aron will kill two further statesmen in the near future. Hrafn’s theory is that Aron has the potential murderer drugged by two members of his gang and then controls him through hypnosis. Hrafn informs those in charge of the case of his theory but, as Aron is in prison at that time, he is not taken seriously.
Following a second murder, however, Hrafn is asked to join the investigations. Using his intuition, he comes closer and closer to Aron, but his involvement then puts his new girlfriend in danger of death…
originally published by Forlagið bókabúð (Iceland) 2016