Soon afterwards another attorney, the disreputable Hansa Larsen, is shot to death. Police officers Håkon Sand and Hanne Wilhelmsen connect the murders of the drug dealer and shady lawyer; moreover, they find clues in the lawyer's house that lead them to suspect a huge drug-dealing conspiracy that involves lawyers and maybe even high government officials.
The police follow complex clues to unearth the culprits but have a very difficult time trying to bring them to justice. There's a lot of blather about the Norwegian court/justice system which slows down the story and the climax is very drawn out as well.
The book has some interesting characters/relationships that add to the story: married lawyer Karen and her friend Detective Håkon have a romantic attraction; Detective Hanne is gay and lives with her girlfriend. There's an intrepid reporter chasing after a scoop. And there are plenty of lawyers, good and bad. I thought it was just an okay mystery/thriller.