Sensational Action Thriller Debut!
The Arctic is blowing up – and Ylva is the spark!
Caught behind enemy lines, NATO-pilots Ylva and John faces a seemingly impossible task: They have to cross the frozen Siberian tundra on foot - with the enemy at their heels – to get back to Norway and stop a catastrophe that might lead to World War III.
The relations between Russia and NATO are at a freezing point as NATO launches their greatest ever winter exercise in the far north of Norway. The Russians are provoked and mobilize their own “snap exercise” on the Russian side of the border.
A Russian fighter plane is provoking a Norwegian carrier helicopter in the border area between Norway and Russia, and F-16-pilots John Evans and Ylva Nordahl is sent to escort the helicopter safely to shore. The NATO-plane end up in a stress-flight with the Russian plane, and the F-16 is damaged in a near crash, it is then shot down after ending up on the Russian side of the border. The episode sparks political crisis where both Russia and NATO see the event as an attack.
The only thing that can stop an all-destructive conflict is the pilots Ylva Nordahl and John Evans making their way back across the border to Norway, to tell what really happened. It is a fight against time, as the Russian President, The General Secretary of NATO and private military industry are all sharpening their knives.
Norwegian Crime Sensation: Bravo!
Grethe Bøe makes a great debut with a chillingly realistic thriller where the north of Norway is in danger of becoming a new Crimea.
***** - Five stars out of six.
Grethe Bøe and her protagonist Ylva are fresh and welcome additions to the Norwegian Crime Book Universe. It feels refreshing to have the arrival of a female author writing in a genre otherwise dominated by men - already writing with authority and weight about anything from international politics and reindeer herding to how to fly a fighter jet. And not least in a language full of good and creative descriptions and sentences.
A seriously fresh debut
The idea and potential is at top level, written with international approach, cockiness and thorough on all the detail; be it the technical parts of flying a fighter jet, military, political or geographical (...) with main characters that have extreme survival skills and technical knowledge.
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