The brand new thriller featuring Investigative Analyst Fredrika Bergman and Alex Recht of the Stockholm police.
Shortly after a crowded New York-bound flight takes off from Stockholm, a bomb threat is found on board. Anonymous hijackers demand that the Swedish government revoke its decision to deport a Moroccan man. If their demands are not met, the plane will explode if it attempts to land. The US and Swedish governments must choose between negotiating with terrorists in order to save the four hundred passengers held hostage at thirty thousand feet, or to stand their ground and pursue the deportation of a possibly innocent man.
Fredrika Bergman, familiar with the deportation case through her work in the Justice Department, now returns to the police force to act as a liaison between Police Superintendent Alex Recht, and the abrasive Eden Lundell, agent with the Security Service's counter-terrorism unit. But they soon realize that the plot behind the hijacking is far more complex than anyone initially thought.
As the hours pass, the team are running out of options, and the plane is running out of fuel…
'The writing is tense, dense and very atmospheric. The stories sharp and impossible to let go. Kristina Ohlsson is a true queen of scandinavian crime' Mons Kallentoft
'Superbly crafted' Daily Mail
'Kristina Ohlsson is a rising star of Scandinavian crime fiction' Sunday Times
Ohlsson's nail-biting fourth Fredrika Bergman novel (after 2014's The Disappeared) teams Fredrika, a former police detective now temporarily working for Sweden's justice department, with two legendary crime solvers: Alex Recht, Fredrika's former police boss now with the National Bureau of Investigation, and Eden Lundell, the aggressive new head of the counterterrorism unit of S po, the Swedish security service. The trio face a huge crisis when Karim Sassi, the captain of SAS Flight 573 en route from Stockholm to New York, reports that a note found in one of the plane's lavatories threatens to blow up the Boeing 747 unless the Swedish government stops the scheduled deportation of Zakaria Khelifi, a suspected terrorist, and the U.S. shuts down a covert operation called Tennyson Cottage. The copilot happens to be Recht's son. Meanwhile, the Americans are determined to shoot down the plane if it enters U.S. air space. In an illuminating afterword to this breathtaking thriller, Ohlsson mentions her fascination with the United States, a country she loves, though she questions some of its post-9/11 counterterrorism policies.