American by day / Derek B. Miller.Series: : ; Miller, Derek B., Sigrid Ødegård: 2.Publisher: London : Transworld Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 338 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780857525376 (paperback)Subject(s): Odegard, Sigrid, (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Ødegård, Sigrid, (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Women detectives -- Fiction | Missing persons -- Investigation -- Fiction | Suspense fiction | Policewomen -- Norway -- Fiction | Missing persons -- Fiction | Sheriffs -- New York (State) -- Fiction | Race relations -- United States -- Fiction | Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 2008 -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. | Crime-USA -- Adult fiction -- Print | Thrillers (Fiction). DDC classification: 813.6
She knew it was a weird place. She'd heard the stories, seen the movies, read the books. But now police Chief Inspector Sigrid Ødegård has to leave her native Norway and actually go there; to that land across the Atlantic where her missing brother is implicated in the mysterious death of a prominent African-American academic. America. And not someplace interesting, either: upstate New York. It is election season, 2008, and Sigrid is plunged into a United States where race and identity, politics and promise, reverberate in every aspect of daily life. To find her older brother, she needs the help of the local police who appear to have already made up their minds about the case. Working with, or, if necessary, against, someone actually named Sheriff Irving 'Irv' Wylie, she must negotiate the local political minefields and navigate the back woods of the Adirondacks to uncover the truth before events escalate further.