Sinister elements of the Danish Deep State plot a silent coup against democracy in this propulsive thriller set at the perilous intersection of media and politics.
Mere days before a critical parliamentary election in Denmark, a muckraking independent journalist is killed by a car bomb. Then, a promising young civil servant in the Danish Interior Ministry is found murdered, execution-style. It seems the two victims had recently gotten wind of widespread fraud and corruption at the highest levels of government.
Hired off the welfare rolls by the Daily News, recently laid-off newspaperman Ulrik Torp starts looking into the crimes. Together with a student intern, he follows the trail of deception to a small circle of former politicians and top officials and a shadowy, private, US-backed intelligence agency known as the Firm. Inexorably, Ulrik is plunged into the dark world of “fake news”—and the fate of Danish democracy hangs in the balance.
From journalist and former political operative Niels Krause-Kjær, Darklands is a twisty tale of conspiracy and intrigue that dares to ask the chilling question: What happens when the good guys go bad?