In the first part, The Devil’s Scent, Malin Fors has left Linköping for the swarming metropolis of Bangkok. A city full of scents, colours, sounds and tastes. But also corruption, violence and death.
Malin is on the run. An unsolved case and a personal crisis have thrown her into the kind of despair that can only be cured by copious amounts of alcohol and she is fast hitting rock bottom. As a last solution, she has been taken off duty and offered a temporary position as a liaison officer in Bangkok.
She chooses a solitary existence but the loneliness is hard to cope with and there are temptations everywhere. As usual, her work becomes her salvation and her hunting instinct is triggered by the discovery of a murdered Swedish woman. Who was she? Why was she murdered in such a grisly way? And how was she connected to the Thai man who becomes the next victim?
At the same time as Malin is fighting her demons she is pulled into an investigation that baffles both the Swedish and the Thai police. She has to delve deep into the past in order to find the answers concerning the ruthless killer who is after retribution and revenge.
It is the hottest summer anyone can recall and Linköping is plagued by a sweltering heatwave and raging forest fires.
A teenage girl is found naked and bleeding in a city park, without any recollection of what has happened. A grisly discovery is made...
In The Executioner’s Kiss, Malin is back in Linköping after a long time as liaison officer in the metropolis of Bangkok. She has managed to keep herself sober, but is restless...