In the ruins of an abandoned Soviet military hospital, two Roma boys are scavenging for items to sell on the black market when they stumble upon something more valuable—and dangerous—than they could have anticipated. This second installment of Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis's series starring Red Cross nurse Nina Borg—following their 2011 New York Times bestseller The Boy in the Suitcase—finds the nurse putting her life and family on the line when she tries to treat a group of Hungarian Gypsies who are living illegally in a Copenhagen garage. What are they hiding, and what is making them so sick? Nina is about to learn how high the stakes are among these desperate people.
"With its intricate plot and revealing glimpses into Roma life, this assured thriller cements its authors' places near the top of the Scandinavian crime fiction pantheon."—Library Journal (starred review)