Kokain – Cocaine

By Pascal Engman

A VIOLENT SHOOTOUT with a deadly outcome on a public street puts fear in the hearts of the inhabitants of Järva. What is the next move in the war between the Wolves and the YBT, two rival gangs in the suburbs? In the shadow of the violence and for fear of his life, store owner Fatou Diop is  time and again forced to turn a blind eye to the atrocities. But the line for how much a person can be forced to endure without resisting must be drawn somewhere.

DETECTIVE INSPECTOR VANESSA Frank is put on the murder investigation and finds herself in the middle of a heated gang battle where everything comes down to cocaine. At the same time as she is trying to handle her new role as foster mother to a teenager her new vulnerability will prove to be her greatest challenge in the case.

COCAINE IS THE FOURTH, free standing, part in Pascal Engman’s series about Detective Inspector Vanessa Frank. In this chilling and dark thriller he portrays the human cost of the drug trade as well as the irrepressible hope of making the world a better place for your children.


To be published by Bookmark, September 2021


Sweden, Bookmark
Finland, WSOY