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Iranian Mullahs have offered a $4 million reward to the person who carries out their fatwa, the death sentence of the internationally acclaimed author Sara Santanda. A Danish daily newspaper has in cooperation with Danish PEN Centre invited her to Copenhagen, and police officer Per Toftlund of the Danish Secret Police is put in charge of protecting the author. A politician in parliament strikes a deal with dire consequences. And somewhere in the former Yugoslavia a young man signs up for murder. The man is Vuk. He is the Serbian Dane.


One of Denmark's top crime writers, Davidsen puts a cop and a journalist against the assassin, throwing them together in an unexpected relationship as they try to outwit the killer. This is the dark side of globalisation, in which ideology and greed forge a grim international alliance against democracy and freedom of speech
Joan Smith, Sunday Times
Resonates because one can't dismiss its frightening truth
Paul Binding, Independent
I believed every word of it - the danger, the action, the politics of power and fear. Davidsen writes like an assassin. Brilliant! More, more!
Fay Weldon
Davidsen's taut, disciplined thriller pits professional assassin Vuk, a Serbian raised in Denmark, against Detective Insp. Per Toftlund
Publishers Weekly