"Brilliant visceral writing with terrific pace, this book grips you like a vice from the very first line and never lets you go." (Peter James). It is a brilliantly breath-taking thriller with twists you'll never see coming. This is the start of a new series from international best-seller Arne Dahl. Someone is watching. At each abandoned crime scene there's a hidden clue: a tiny metal cog, almost invisible to the naked eye. Someone is sending Detective Sam Berger a message, and that someone knows that only he will understand the cryptic trail. Someone knows. When another teenaged girl disappears without trace, Sam must convince his superiors that they're dealing with a serial kidnapper and possible killer. As the police continue the hunt to find the latest kidnap victim, Sam is forced to unearth long buried personal demons - he has no choice if he is to understand the brute's darkly personal message before time runs out. Somebody is killing just for him.
"Arne Dahl is possibly the most thoughtful and playful contemporary Nordic crime writer. He also happens to be one of the most thrilling." -- Ian Rankin "Brilliant visceral writing with terrific pace, this book grips you like a vice from the very first line and never lets you go." Peter James "Arne Dahl is one of the true greats of Scandinavian crime fiction" -- Mark Billingham "Arne Dahl combines global intrigue with intelligence, suspense, and genuine literary quality" -- Lars Kepler "Brilliant visceral writing with terrific pace, this book grips you like a vice from the very first line and never lets you go." -- Peter James
Arne Dahl is a multi-award-winning author, critic and editor, Dahl is the creator of the bestselling Intercrime series which was made into a BBC TV series. His books have sold over three million copies, and been translated into 32 languages.