"The Swedes have a lock on hard-hitting crime novels... the latest in a string of superb procedurals written by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom."--Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times
The explosive third novel in the Ewert Grens-Piet Hoffmann trilogy, which began with The New York Times bestseller Three Seconds.
Stockholm, Sweden: Seventy-three refugees have been found dead, suffocated in a container at Varta harbor.
Niamey, Niger: Ewert Grens arrives in a city he's never heard of, in search of a man he never thought he would see again.
Piet Hoffmann has again got himself in too deep, infiltrating a West African trafficking ring. He thinks he has two weeks to extricate himself, but will learn that his life, and that of countless defenseless people, now hangs on his actions during three desperate hours.