The Ring Road

A Novel By: Edward Weinman

A volcanic eruption. An American tourist trapped in Iceland's unforgiving landscape. A killer on the loose.
Just another weekend at 66 Degrees North.

The Ring Road

At 66 Degrees North, human behavior is as variable as the weather.

A glacial volcano awakens with a series of eruptions, ensnaring ex-cop Hobson in a bizarre murder investigation involving a road-weary homicide detective, a brutal pimp, and a homicidal sheep farmer. As Hobson falls in with a group of enigmatic tourists trying to survive the volcanic aftermath, the chase for a killer pushes them all to the watery edge of the inhabitable world.

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 “Fire, ice and murder – Writer’s debut novel takes readers to the edge.”
Andy Porter, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

“Edward Weinman’s novel is a hell of a trip – and a trip to Hell – through the unique landscape of Iceland and the no-less peculiar inner lives of some of its more colorful inhabitants…A gripping tale laced with dark twisted humor, I couldn’t put it down. A Nordic Noir not for the faint of heart.”
Ro Cuzon, author of Under the Dixie Moon and Under the Carib Sun

About Ed

Edward Weinman spent nearly one fourth of his life as an expat on Iceland, enduring many long, dark, cold, windy and gray winters. But he made it out alive, having suffered only one nervous breakdown. His debut thriller, The Ring Road, is born out of his life in Reykjavik where he worked as a travel writer. It’s the first novel in the 66 Degrees North Series, a collection of thrillers set in Iceland that examine how extreme isolation can trend us towards violence, and how the absence of forgiveness degrades us.

Edward also co-wrote the film A Little Trip to Heaven, a psychological thriller starring Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner and Julia Stiles, which screened at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

Edward Weinman


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