Vita spår – Marked for Revenge

By Emelie Schepp

When a Thai girl overdoses smuggling drugs, the trail points to Danillo, the one criminal MMA-trained public prosecutor Jana Berzelius most wants to destroy. Eager to erase any evidence of her sordid childhood, Berzelius must secretly hunt down this deadly nemesis with whom she shares a horrific past.

Meanwhile, the police are zeroing in on the elusive head of the long-entrenched Swedish narcotics trade, who goes by the name The Old Man. No one has ever encountered this diabolical mastermind in person; he is like a shadow, but a shadow who commands extreme respect. Who is this overarching drug lord? Berzelius craves to know his identity, even as she clandestinely tracks Danillo, who has threatened to out her for who she really is. She knows she must kill him first, before he can reveal her secrets. If she fails, she will lose everything.

As she prepares for the fight of her life, Berzelius discovers an even more explosive and insidious betrayal—one that entangles her inextricably in the whole sordid network of crime.

The second in a  fast-paced, high-stakes thriller series by the international bestselling author Emelie Schepp, Marked for Revenge involves the international drug trade and child trafficking and features the brilliant, enigmatic prosecutor Jana Berzelius, whose own dark past has, until recently, been hidden even from herself.

Published by Wahlström & Widstrand, 2015

348 pages

Arabic, Al Arabi Publishing and Distributing, Egypt
Australia, Harper Collins
Bulgaria, Ergon Publishing Ltd.
Denmark, Politiken
Estland, Hea Lugu
Finland, Harper Collins Nordic
France, Mira/Harper Collins
Germany, Blanvalet
Hungary, Libri
Iceland, MTH publishing
Italy, Bompiani
Lithuania, Balto
The Netherlands, De Fontein
Norway, Gyldendal
Poland, Sonia Draga
Portugal, Leya
Russia, Arkadia Publishing House
Slovakia, Ikar
Slovenia, Morfem
Spain, Mira/Harper Collins
Sweden, Wahlström & Widstrand
Taiwan, Mira/Harper Collins
Turkey, Cinar Yayinlari
UK, HQ/Harper Collins
USA, Mira/Harper Collins

By far the scariest description of drug smuggling I have read, with Thai girls brining drugs to Norrköping. Emelie Schepp weaves an intricate plot surrounding both the crimes and the prosecutor Jana Berzelius’ mysterious background. At the same time it is a good and trustworthy portrayal of an ordinary Swedish workplace. With unusual personal portraits, reorganization problems and a working group that is torn apart by internal tensions.
Dagens Nyheter

The story has good tempo and you can tell the research is serious. I really like the character gallery which consists of regular humans with edges and bumps. Their intentions are noble, but they don’t always manage to do good.