The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Stieg Larsson
- Genre: Mysteries, Suspense
- Language: English
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Dr Jonasson was woken by Nurse Nicander five minutes before the
helicopter was expected to land. It was just before 1.30 in the morning.
“What?” he said, confused.
“Rescue Service helicopter coming in. Two patients. An injured man and
a younger woman. The woman has a gunshot wound.”
“Alright,” Jonasson said wearily.
He felt groggy although he had slept for only half an hour. He was on the
night shift in A. & E. at Sahlgrenska hospital in Goteborg. It had been a
strenuous evening. Since he had come on duty at 6.00 p.m., the hospital had
received four victims of a head- on collision outside Lindome.
pronounced D.O.A. He had treated a waitress whose legs had been scalded in
an accident at a restaurant on Avenyn, and he had saved the life of a fouryear- old boy who arrived at the hospital with respiratory failure after
swallowing the wheel of a toy car. He had patched up a girl who had ridden
her bike into a ditch that the road- repair department had chosen to dig close
to the end of a bike path; the warning barriers had been tipped into the hole.
She had fourteen stitches in her face and would need two new front teeth.
Jonasson had also sewn part of a thumb back on to an enthusiastic carpenter
who had managed to slice it off.
By 12.30 the steady flow of emergency cases had eased off. He had made
a round to check on the state of his patients, and then gone back to the staff
bedroom to try to rest for a while. He was on duty until 6.00 in the morning,
and seldom got the chance to sleep even if no emergency patients came in.
But this time he had fallen asleep almost as soon as he turned out the light.
Nurse Nicander handed him a cup of tea. She had not been given any
details about the incoming cases.
Jonasson saw lightning out over the sea. He knew that the helicopter was
coming in in the nick of time. All of a sudden a heavy downpour lashed at the
window. The storm had moved in over Goteborg.
He heard the sound of the chopper and watched as it banked through the
storm squalls down towards the helipad. For a second he held his breath
when the pilot seemed to have difficulty controlling the aircraft. Then it
vanished from his field of view and he heard the engine slowing to land. He
took a hasty swallow of his tea and set down the cup.
Jonasson met them in the emergency admissions area. The other doctor
on duty, Katarina Holm, took on the first patient who was wheeled in – an
elderly man with his head bandaged, apparently with a serious wound to the
face. Jonasson was left with the second patient, the woman who had been
shot. He did a quick visual examination: it looked like she was a teenager,
very dirty and bloody, and severely wounded. He lifted the blanket that the
Rescue Service had wrapped round her body and saw that the wounds to her
hip and shoulder were bandaged with duct tape, which he considered a pretty
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