BERNT LUND IS AN UNREPENTANT MONSTER. AND NOW HE'S ON THE LOOSE . . .
AN UNFLINCHING EXPLORATION OF WHAT PEOPLE--BOTH CRIMINALS AND VICTIMS--ARE CAPABLE OF WHEN THEY RELINQUISH SELF-CONTROL.
"BLISTERING." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW)
"PROVOCATIVE." --BOOKLIST (STARRED REVIEW)
"THIS IS NO STANDARD THRILLER." --KIRKUS REVIEWS
Bernt Lund harbors a sickness. He is a monster, an unrepentant child molester and serial killer. In the mind of society, in the minds of his nine-year-old victims' parents, and in the minds of his fellow inmates, he is a waking nightmare. And now he has escaped from custody--the worst scenario imaginable for Aspsås Prison's Department for Sexual Crimes.
Detective Superintendent Ewert Grens is about to encounter the most profoundly appalling case in his career, and perhaps in Stockholm's history. During the course of one long, hot summer, Sweden will face an explosive series of events that spread across the country like wildfire, events that call into question the very nature of humanity, duty, forgiveness, and self-defense. And justice.