The mysterious deaths of two Danish government officials lead journalist Ulrik Torp down a rabbit hole of conspiracy in this mesmerizing political thriller.
When Denmark’s erstwhile Minister of Justice and Foreign Secretary dies suddenly from what appears to be a heart attack, down-on-his-luck journalist Ulrik Torp finds himself drawn into the case. Relegated to writing obituaries for a local paper, Torp is tasked with crafting the notice of the man’s untimely death—and then a former Member of Parliament expires under similarly suspicious circumstances.
But who may have killed these two political archrivals, and why? Working alongside a young, tech-savvy new partner, Torp follows the trail of clues back to the end of the Cold War and a Russian plot to control the levers of power in Denmark. The question now is whether this new threat to Danish democracy is coming from outside the government . . . or within.
The third book in the series that began with Solitaire and Darklands, Devil’s Democracy is an atmospheric thriller that navigates the intersection of media and politics, and exposes the deadly game taking place behind the scenes.