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I wanted to show how difficult it is to be a good police officer. But after, I think, the third novel, I spoke to this friend of mine and asked what sort of disease I could give [Wallender]. Without hesitating, she said: "Diabetes!". So I gave him diabetes and that made him more popular. I mean, you could never imagine James Bond giving himself a shot of insulin, but with Wallander it seemed ...
Was on board one of the ships in the Gaza aid flotilla which Israeli commandos attacked on 31 May 2010 early morning.