Norway, 1940: On the run from invading Nazis, eleven-year-old Ivar is trained as a spy by the Norwegian resistance for a mission that could alter the path of the war: he is to infiltrate a secret mountain facility where the Nazis are attempting to breed a race of Aryan superbeings. But when he comes face to face with the man who killed his family, revenge becomes the only mission possible.
Norway, present day:Henrik Bonde, a far-right politician, is poised to seize power with an audacious move that depends on a haul of Nazi gold aboard a sunken German battleship. Determined to stop him are an ancient convict and a down-and-out former Royal Engineer, desperate to outwit the Oslo Police who are pursuing a case that will uncover Norway's shadowy wartime past.
Before the gold can be surfaced and the truth uncovered, one thing is certain: more bodies will be sinking into the Oslofjord...
Bruno Hare studied film at the Unversity of East Anglia. He went on to work in various parts of that industry, from casting to postproduction, before moving to Norway. His first book, The Three Monkeys, was written over a number of years in primary school, and did not make it to print. The Lost Kings is his first published novel. He now lives in London with his identical twin sons and their mother.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (September 27, 2012)