(Chapter 28, page 178: …Standing there in the rain he had suddenly remembered Valtýr Guðmundsson.*)
Valtýr Guðmundsson (1860 – 1928) an academic living in Copenhagen. In 1897 the Danes offered the Icelanders a Ministerial post in the Danish government based in Copenhagen. The so-called “Valtýska-party“ supported the proposal with Valtýr Guðmundsson due to become minister of Icelandic affairs in the Danish government based in Copenhagen. However Valtýr missed out as political power was transferred to Reykjavik. He faded out of politics, sad and lonely.
Another historical reference in the gripping political thriller "Vulture' Lair"
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