Police Lieutenant Lene Jensen has been assigned to the frustrating case from the beginning. When she receives a desperate phone call from a Muslim woman who later turns up dead, she sees a connection to the Tivoli bombing. Lene's initial investigation suggests that the woman was unknowingly part of a secret research project conducted by the government, and as she digs deeper, she is met with increasing resistance from her superiors. Together with private detective Michael Sander, she tries to get to the bottom of the complicated case--only to realize that someone knows a lot more than they are letting on. With the threat of another attack looming, Sander and Jensen must race against the clock to save lives and restore peace of mind to the people of the idyllic country.
AuthorBy Steffen Jacobsen, Translated by Charlotte Barslund
Published3 July 2018
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.
About the author
Charlotte Barslund is the translator of the Inspector Sejer novels by Karin Fossum and the novels by Per Petterson and Carsten Jensen.
Steffen Jacobsen is an orthopedic surgeon and consultant who has worked in Greenland and the far north of Norway. Retribution is the second book in the Sander / Jensen series, which includes Trophy, A Mountain of Lies, and The Unicorn, all of which have been bestsellers in Denmark. He currently resides in Denmark.
"The plot never falters for one moment and the reader is totally engrossed in it."--Crime Review
"With such an assured use of characterization and his natural ability of damn fine storytelling, Jacobsen seldom disappoints, and this tale will keep you on your toes, and totally gripped throughout. A clever, exciting and very readable thriller."--Raven Crime Reads
Praise for Trophy
"Nerve-shredding page-turner . . . Jacobsen is a master story-teller on par with Jo Nesbo and Jussi Adler-Olsen."Sunday Express
"A gripping and intriguing read that you won't want to put down."CrimeSquad
"The author has a talent for drawing very believable characters . . . An exciting, very good read . . . Thoroughly recommended."EuroCrime
"It thunders with tension and thrill . . . You are totally absorbed, forget to get off the train, put off dinner and curse the alarm because you MUST read a few pages more."Ekstra Bladet
"The thrill is frightening and the plot sophisticated till the last page.Jyllands-Posten
"It begins as a good thriller must begin: serious threats, evil warnings. And then it gets going. Steffen Jacobsen really knows his job."Berlingske
"Steffen Jacobsen brilliantly transforms the very best of crime to hard blown and marvelous thrill, that works from the first page."Weekendavisen
"With one of the most atmospheric and terrifying opening chapters I have ever read, Jacobsen delights in ramping up the tension, and exposing the grimmest aspects of the human character."Raven Crime Reads