For Fans of Jo Nesbø, Stieg Larsson, and Henning Mankell, a Gripping Nordic Thriller That Was a Bestseller in Denmark
After the death of her industrialist father, Elizabeth Caspersen finds a compromising DVD in his safe: it seems to show two people being hunted to their death in a gruesome, well-organized manhunt. Michael Sander, a private investigator and security consultant, is hired to find out who the victims are and why Caspersen was involved. Meanwhile, police investigator Lene Jensen is investigating the death of a decorated war veteran found hanged on his wedding night. Having recently come into money, the man appears to have been driven to suicide, but the question is, why?
As the two cases begin to intertwine, Lene and Michael uncover a chilling secret: the existence of a hunting club formed by Denmark’s elite businessmen, where the targets are humans who are carefully selected and made to run for their lives. As their investigations take them into the darkest depths of humanity, uncovering crimes that reach further than they ever imagined, Lene and Michael must team up to overcome an opponent who outstrips them in resources and lethal dangerbefore they become the ones who are hunted.
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.
"“[An] electrifying tale of personal morality pitted against ruthless inhumanity . . . Stieg Larsson fans will find much to like."Publishers Weekly, starred review
"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