Watching his townhouse burn up in flames, Detective Lieutenant Kari Takam ki recalls an old saying: the most dangerous are those who plot their revenge in silence. As the game gets tougher for both the authorities and the criminals, Takam ki and his team are put on the defensive... But how does a Finnish gangster living in Bangkok and a raped woman in Helsinki fit into the picture? Helsinki Homicide: Behind Closed Doors is Jarkko Sipila's 12th Helsinki Homicide novel and the sixth which has been translated into English. It discusses the police's frustration with the Finnish criminal justice system as well as taking the law into your own hands. Jarkko Sipila, a journalist and author, has reported on crime in Finland for more than 20 years and has written 19 novels. Through realistic characters and story lines, Sipila explores current issues surrounding life in modern Finland. Sipila earned Finland's Best Crime Novel Award in 2009 for his novel Against the Wall.