Personene i romanen er enkle hverdagsmennesker som bor i et borettslag.
Samlivet i blokka fungerer etter fastlagte mønstre, helt til den pensjonerte bygningssnekkeren Ingvald Bakken flytter inn.
Detective Inspector for homicide, Sarah Lund, is contacted by old flame Mathias Borch from National Intelligence. Borch fears that what first appeared to be a random killing at the docks is the beginning of an assassination attempt on Prime Minister Troels Hartmann. The murder draws attention towards the shipping and oil giant, Zeeland, run by billionaire Robert Zeuthen. When Zeuthen's 9-year-old daughter, Emilie, is kidnapped the investigation takes on a different dimension as it soon becomes clear that her disappearance is linked to the murder of a young girl in Jutland some years earlier.
Hartmann is in the middle of an election campaign, made all the more turbulent because of the mounting financial crisis. He needs Zeeland's backing. Lund needs to make sense of the clues left by Emilie's perpetrator before it's too late. And can she finally face the demons that have long haunted her? Praise for David Hewson 'Turns TV gold into literary gold' Daily Telegraph
Ridder Darre er Ingebjørgs gode venn og beskytter på Akersborg. Han innser at hun er i stor fare og tilbyr seg å hjelpe henne, selv om han risikerer sitt eget liv. Imens venter Ingebjørg på sin festemann Ture. Hun gleder seg til trolovelsen...
og til deres første natt sammen. Bare ikke Gisela prøver å forføre Ture og får ham til å glemme at han er en nyforlovet adelsmann ...
Boken inneholder definisjoner av faguttrykk i psykologi, opplysninger om betydningsfulle personer i psykologiens historie, samt en liste med faguttrykk på engelsk oversatt til norsk.
"There will be no better biography of Elizabeth II as a figure of state until her official one appears-and perhaps not even then."-The Independent. "One of the many merits of Ben Pimlott's superbly judicious biography of Elizabeth II is that it understands this connection between monarchy and masses, and carefully evokes its political importance."-The New York Times Book Review. "The best all-around study of the Queen so far, showing understanding as well as amused irony."-Sunday Telegraph. Written by Ben Pimlott, considered Britain's most respected political biographer, The Queen brings us the most authentic life yet of the reigning monarch. For the first time, Buckingham Place opened its doors and those closest to the queen provided compelling new information into Elizabeth's life and reign. New sources include the unpublished diaries of Jock Colville, public secretary to both Churchill and Elizabeth, as well as interviews with Princess Margaret, Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Runcie, and longtime private secretary Lord Charteris. Ben Pimlott (London, England) is a professor of politics and contemporary history at Birkbeck College, University of London.
He is also the author of Hugh Dalton and Harold Wilson.