By Liza Marklund
HOW a long way WILL A MADMAN visit reach the last word PRIZE?
In the midst of a brutal Scandinavian wintry weather, a member of the Nobel Prize committee is gunned down within the urban of Stockholm.
Reporter Annika Bengtzon, who made eye touch with the killer simply seconds sooner than the pictures have been fired, is the most important witness. end result of the sensitivity of the crime, police factor a gag order on her instantly — and she or he is pressured to determine on her personal why an American murderer recognized simply as “the Kitten” ordered the hit.
With her marriage falling to items and her activity at the line, Annika quick reveals herself in the course of a violent tale of terror and demise, the roots of which date again centuries. The study all leads her to a similar guy: a wealthy and recognized industrialist answerable for one of many world’s so much coveted presents, who died a sad and mysterious demise.
If Annika desires to study the reality, she hazards uncovering secrets and techniques that a few will do something to guard.
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But Marvin does not remember doing it. I have sat with defendants who denied they were guilty, but this was different. He was not lying. Mental health professionals who assessed Marvin concluded that he really did not remember. It would appear that Marvin experienced dissociative amnesia, an inability to remember brought on by the trauma of the violent acts he committed. These acts were so at variance with his intense T h e Conc e p t of C hoic e • 37 emotional bonds with his wife and stepchildren that killing them was more than his fragile psyche could bear.
T h e Conc e p t of C hoic e • 27 Here, I will just note that developmental factors can shape the quality of decision making. According to psychologist Larry Steinberg and his colleagues, teenagers typically have special problems because of the immaturity of their brains; their relative lack of experience in making important decisions, particularly when they are impaired by drugs and alcohol; and their susceptibility to peer influences. But young or old, people don’t make even “rational” decisions as rationally as we, and they, might like to think.