Omslagsbild: Går genom vatten, går genom eld

Date of release: 2019-03-27
Sold to: Czech Republic: Albatros, Estonia: Helios, Finland: Tammi, Germany: Btb/Random House, Iceland: Forlagid, Netherlands: Luitingh-Sijthoff, Poland: Wielka Litera, UK: Maclehose Press (World English Rights)
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Går genom vatten, går genom eld /Pass Through the Water, Walk Through the Fire

Tekla Berg works as an emergency physician at the Nobel Hospital in Stockholm. With her unorthodox and intuitive approach she copes well under pressure. She also makes bold decisions that may potentially jeopardize her career as well as the lives and health of the patients. What most of her colleagues don’t know is that Tekla has an uncanny sense for details – an intense photographic memory that is both a blessing and a curse. She desperately tries to control it through self-medicating with amphetamine. 

But work is not the only thing on Tekla's mind. Her beloved brother Simon has mysteriously vanished, and her thoughts keep returning to her troubled childhood.  
A massive explosion rips through an apartment building, causing a large fire, and puts the city on emergency alert. Everything points towards a potential terrorist attack with many casualties. Tekla is one of the first to arrive at the scene where she rescues a man with severe burns to his face and body. It is suspected that he may be among the terrorists, but there is also something eerily familiar about him, something that evokes her most private memories.

The fire causes a domino effect that will soon involve both the board at the hospital, the police as well as criminal elements. Not least the powerful patriarch Victor Umarov whose family empire is threatened by the events set in motion.
 

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Christian Unge (b. 1972), works as senior physician at Karolinska University Hospital in southern Stockholm. He specialises in internal medicine and did his doctorate in HIV, under the guidance of Hans Rosling and AnnaMia Ekström. He runs a successful podcast about medicine together with two fellow doctors.

If I Have a Bad Day Someone Might Die is a sincere and fascinating account of his years working as a doctor in Sweden and in Africa.  

In 2019 Norstedts will publish the first part in his new literary crime series, starring complex female surgeon Tekla.
 

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