Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Vulture's Lair - Valtýr Guðmundsson (1860 – 1928)

Vulture’s Lair
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(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Another historical reference in the gripping political thriller "Vulture' Lair"

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Book Description

5 April 2012
A gripping political thriller set a few years into the future when the EU has become a fully federal superstate. A political elite out of control. A lone man seeking the truth Murder, mayhem and intrigue leading to the Vulture's Lair Brussels. The highest ranking Icelandic official at the United States of Europe, Solman Smithson, hears the voice of his old friend Krummi, who is fighting off armed guards. Krummi and Solman grew up together in the Westman Islands but while Solman became a bureaucrat, Krummi went to sea as one of Iceland's last fishermen. The Vulture is looking down on its prey. The chance encounter takes place as the new president, Erich Devereux, is installed into power. But rumours circulate that corrupt votes put him in power. Murders and violent attacks on journalists and academics proliferate in an apparently unconnected way. And as momentum builds in Iceland for independence from the USE the tempo of violence and intrigue quickens. The Vulture moves toward its prey. Fate decrees that only the big fisherman from the Westman Islands stands in the way of the dark forces of chaos. But can a fisherman from Iceland work out what is really going on. And can he survive long enough to make a difference. The Vulture closes in.

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