One August night, in 2010, twenty-year-old Vegard receives a dramatic message. His father has been run over on a forest road outside Hamar. Vegard rushes to the hospital, but doesn't get there in time. The police treats the incident as a crime, and Vegard suddenly finds himself having to find answers to two important things in his life: Who was his father really, and what happended to him on that forest road?
Hans Olav Lahlum (1973–) is a historian. He made his literary debut with the critically acclaimed biography Oscar Torp in 2007. He has since published several crime novels and non-fiction books. His crime novels have become bestsellers in Norway, and are available in English, Greek, Turkish, Bulgarian, Danish, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Russian, Slovakian and Korean.