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Marked for death... Trained for life...
When the head of immigration is shot dead, suspects quickly
emerge. But no one can account for the mysterious child-size
fingerprints at the scene.
Public prosecutor Jana Berzelius steps in to lead the
investigation. Young and brilliant but emotionally cold, Berzelius, like
her famous prosecutor father, is not swayed by the devious widow or
threats of blackmail. She is steely, aloof, impenetrable. Until the
On a nearby shore, the drug-riddled body of a young teen is found
along with a murder weapon. Reviewing his autopsy, Berzelius sees
something hauntingly familiar... Carved deeply into his flesh are
initials that scream child trafficking — and trigger in her a flash of
recognition from her own nightmarish childhood.
Now, to protect herself and keep her dark past a secret, she must
solve the crimes and find the depraved mastermind first... before the
"A fast-paced thriller with
the draw of a ninja-strong female lead and enough adrenaline to make a
good night's sleep a near impossibility." Booklist
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TO PROTECT HER OWN HORRIFIC PAST
A PROSECUTOR MUST CRACK A MURDER & TRAFFICKING RING BEFORE THE POLICE DO
When the head of the migration board is shot dead, no shortage of suspects arise, including his wife. But no one expects to find mysterious, child-size fingerprints inside his childless home.
Public prosecutor Jana Berzelius steps in to lead the investigation. Young, brilliant, but emotionally cold, Jana, like her famous prosecutor father, won't be intimidated by threats. She is steely, aloof, impenetrable. That is, until the body of a boy is found dead on a deserted beach... and with him, the murder weapon that killed the official.
Berzelius is drawn deeper into the case when she recognizes something familiar on his small, scarred body. Cut deep into his flesh are familiar initials that scream child trafficking and trigger in her a flash of memory from her own dark childhood. Her connection to this boy has been carved with a deliberate malice that penetrates her soul.
Now, to protect her own horrific hidden past, she must find the real suspect behind these murders and uncover the heart of an insidious child-trafficking ring before the police do.
International bestselling author Emelie Schepp introduces us to the enigmatic, unforgettable Jana Berzelius in this first novel of a suspenseful, chilling trilogy.
About the Author
Emelie Schepp is an
international bestselling author of Nordic crime. She was named the 2016
Swedish Crime Writer of the Year. She lives with her husband and two
children in Sweden.