In Norwegian Hessdalen, well known for many unexplainable «UFO» observations, a group of scientists are investigating the peculiar light phenomena in the area. Their finds are revolutional, and may contribute to solving the planet´s energy crisis.
Before sharing his discoveries, one of the main scientists is murdered. Investigator Skarphedin Olsen is on a fishing retreat in the area; and unwillingly gets involved in solving the case, using his personal and eccentric approach.

(...) For the unorthodox is an essential aspect of Gert Nygårdshaug detective novels. And in this year’s novel, he cultivates it with un- matched charm

Geir Vestad, Hamar Arbeiderblad, Norway

It gives us a very warm feeling reading “The Messenger». Not only because of the breathless excitement, but also due to the chuckling atmosphere, and the finely carved phrases

Gunnar Gran, Stavanger Aftenblad, 5/6

There is tension, crime, mystery and humor in a large delightful cluster of outstanding entertainment

Blogspot, 6/6

Gert Nygårdshaug´s special unit investigator Skarphedin Olsen, and his nephew, gourmet and cryptologist Fredric Drum, is among the most enjoyable but also thought provoking crime novels in Norway

Geir Rakvåg, Dagsavisen