Multi-award-winning Scandi crime series from the third bestselling author in Denmark.
When the bound, hooded corpse of an unidentified man is found propped up against a gravestone in the central cemetery, Axel Steen is assigned the case.
Rogue camera footage soon suggests police involvement and links to the demolition of a nearby youth house, teeming with militant left-wing radicals. But Axel soon discovers that many people, both inside and out of the force, have an unusual interest in the case - and in preventing its resolution.
With a rapidly worsening heart condition, an estranged ex-wife and beloved five-year-old daughter to contend with, Axel will not stop until the killer is caught, whatever the consequences. But the consequences turn out to be greater than expected - especially for Axel himself.
JESPER STEIN was born in Aarhus, Denmark. He began his writing career as a journalist and covered the Balkan war, and catastrophes in Africa. He also spent 10 years interviewing lauded fiction writers, such as John le Carre, Ian Rankin, Jo Nesbo, Henning Mankell, Peter Hoeg, Peter James, PD James, Ian McEwan, Margaret Atwood and Haruki Murakami. He made his literary debut in 2012 with the crime novel, UNREST - the first in the Axel Steen series. He has received massive attention for his sharp eye for detail, rich and innovative plotting and confident prose. Praised by critics as a writer who will keep readers on the edge of their seat, Stein has positioned himself as one of the most talented authors of crime fiction in Scandinavia.