A horrible assassination attempt on the night of the American presidential election kills the wife of the Democratic frontrunner, governor Bruce Jansen. Suddenly, the US is in a position where its new president will do whatever it takes to change the American society – immediately and at any cost.

Doggie Rogers, the governor’s trusted employee, is in the middle of it all when Jansen’s controversial decree, cancelling American citizen’s constitutional rights, is passed and all hell breaks loose. Soon Doggie’s world is turned upside down: Her father is sentenced to death for the assassination of the president’s wife. Society is in a state of emergency and soldiers in the streets are violently fighting disobedient citizens. Doggie feels powerless against terrifying superiority, but her friends decide to help her.


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Weekendavisen (DK)
Indisputable bestseller potential … everything the heart desires regarding speed and action.

Jyllands-Posten (DK)
Jussi Adler-Olsen has written an extraordinarily successful inch-thick thriller captivating the readers untill the last page is wearily turned and chiselling the experiment of thoughts into your consciousness… He is the closest we get to a fully mature international thriller writer.

Q magazine (DK)
This book is so exciting, breathless and gripping that I simply was not available in the two days it took to swallow it. Sublime reading!

Focus (DE)
A terrifying figment of imagination.«

Kurier (DE)
»Jussi Adler-Olsen, the most read author of crime stories in Germany and Austria , moves unburdened on new territories.«

Berliner Zeitung (DE)
»High tension all the way through.«

Sentura, Magasin for literature and film (DK)
“No one would have batted an eye if the title page had read Tom Clancy or John Grisham … Do you want to read an international political thriller along the lines of John Grisham og Philip Roth, you might as well grab hold of Jussi Adler-Olsen.”