Outside of a brothel in a small Greek town, close to the Turkish border, a Swedish police officer that worked with identifying the origin of refugees at the border control is killed. The murder is dismissed as a quarrel gone wrong between a prostitute and her client. It is a scandal and all the tabloids are thriving.
But, when Swedish journalist Jonathan Sandler looks into the matter he soon starts to suspect that there is more behind the murder. Much more.
Together with his Greek colleague Agnes Valli Jonathan Sandler starts to believe that the murder was a hit ordered by the highest levels of society. He wants to find out the truth and soon he is threatened and in danger himself.
From The Same Blood is a fast paced Scandinavian crime novel, with a back drop of the most urgent crisis of today – the refugees that want to come to Europe. As neo-fascist parties gain power in the European countries parliaments the humanitarian value is diminished. From The Same Blood tells a terrifying story about what powers are fighting the refugees escape to Europe, and why they want to keep them out.
Sweden/Wahlström & Widstrand
"He constructs an immensly thrilling story and twists the perspective several times, without oversimplifying or becoming too lengthy and without being too incredible or too trivial."