Date of release: 2019-03-27
Sold to: Czech Republic: Albatros, Germany: Btb/Random House, Iceland: Forlagid, Netherlands: Luitingh-Sijthoff, Poland: Wielka Litera, UK: Maclehose Press (World English Rights)
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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