This “superb” international mystery features a Slovakian police commander shattered by loss, and set on justice (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
Devastated by her lover’s death in an explosion—on the same day a student was shot and killed in sleepy Bratislava after sneaking into a hotel to steal food—Jana is transferred to The Hague, headquarters of the international police force Europol.
On the flight, she encounters the dead student’s uncle—a retired magician who is determined to help Jana investigate his nephew’s death. And his help is indeed needed, as Jana faces an international criminal conspiracy that may emanate from Europol itself . . .