While still seeing the woman her husband found her in bed with, she plans to get out of drug running before the authorities cotton on.
But her intricate plans are scuppered when she attracts the attention of Bragi, a customs officer nearing retirement.
At the same time her lover Agla is being investigated for her role in Iceland’s financial crash.
With the net closing in as ash falls on Reykjavik from the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption, they will have to rely on their wits to avoid being snared.
This first novel of a planned trilogy is stylish, taut and compelling and a film adaptation is in the pipeline.
With characters you can’t help sympathising with against your better judgment, Sigurdardottir takes the reader on a breathtaking ride.