A follow up to his “breakneck” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) MemoRandom, this gripping new thriller from internationally bestselling author Anders de la Motte takes you deep inside a world of police intelligence filled with secrecy, betrayal, and deadly competition.
David Sarac of the Stockholm Police Force’s Intelligence Unit is recuperating from his gunshot wounds weeks after his violent encounter with the enigmatic high-level informant, Janus. And while the hunt for the elusive Janus has ended, the secrets and lies linger.
The mysteries of that night deepen when David’s nurse slips him an anonymous letter; the writer wants to swap secrets with David to bring someone powerful to justice after a betrayal at the Janus shoot-out.
David’s only clues are two photos enclosed with the letter: a snapshot of a happy family and another of a dead woman sprawled over the hood of a car…
In this thrilling sequel, de la Motte again crafts a breathtaking “thriller of international class” (Norra Skane).
De la Motte follows his memorable MemoRandom (2015) with a shattering thriller that starts deceptively quietly in a Stockholm morgue. Initially, the few bloodied survivors of the battle royale that ended MemoRandom seem hors de combat: broken former Intelligence Unit officer David Sarac locked in a psychiatric facility; Atif Kassab, the Iraqi MP turned cop killer, imprisoned in a maximum security unit; fraudster Natalie Aden trying to fly under the radar as a receptionist; and whip-smart Det. Insp. Julia Gabrielsson chafing at babysitting a civilian investigator with powerful political connections. But all that quickly changes with the discovery of a dismembered body in the depths of Lake M laren, not far from the country retreat of berambitious and equally ruthless Minister of Justice Jesper Stenberg. Once again the author demonstrates his legerdemain in manipulating disparate story lines as well as avoiding allowing the plot, gripping as it is, from overshadowing so many characters readers will care about.