His holiday with his family has just begun, but a phone call sends Martin Beck packing off to Budapest, where a boorish journalist has vanished without a trace. With the aid of the coolly efficient local police, who do business while soaking at the public baths, Beck must troll about in the Eastern Europe underworld for a man nobody knows - while he is at the risk of vanishing along with his quarry.
The Man Who Went Up in Smoke gives us the dedicated Beck at his most engaging: indulging in the sumptuous Hungarian cuisine, longing for a decent cigarette, and evading a predatory nymphet, even as he pursues a case whose international boundaries grow with every new clue.
©1967 Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö (P)2011 Audible Ltd
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"Can't stand the narrator"
Anybody else as the narrator
Not with this narrator
The narrator 's accent seemed so contrived with the last syllable of most words being artificially lenthened
The actual book is Ok this audiobook it let down by the abysmal narration
I am not going to buy any more audiobooks narrated by Mr Weiner
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