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Original Language: Dutch | 304 pp. | April 2018

2 Seas Represents: World Excl French.

Over 10,000 copies sold

SUSPENSE

When her former colleague Diego Martinez goes missing, journalist Tara Linders doesn’t hesitate for a second. She has to go to Mexico, where he was last seen. Diego ended his relationship and left home to travel through his father’s homeland. The goal: to find out what he really wants – freedom and adventure, or a settled-down family life. Wilful Tara misses her partner in crime and seizes the opportunity to follow him with both hands.

Initially, her boss has his doubts – nowhere in the world are journalists targeted as often as in Mexico – but he yields when the chance at a worldwide scoop arises. There’s one condition: she’s not going alone, mysterious undercover agent Jay will accompany her. Together, they cross the vast landscapes of Mexico, where danger is always just around the corner. When an anonymous tip leads them to the notorious motor gang Escorpiones and it turns out Diego’s life is on the line, things take a turn for the worst.

In a weekend in the Belgian Ardennes journalist Tara Linders and Diego Martinez meet a few unsavory types who are obviously hiding something, but what? And what is taking place in the abandoned hospital in the middle of the forest? The macabre finding of a child’s hand leads them to Andalucía in Spain, where the mastermind behind the entire operation is hiding. Will Tara and Diego find him before more victims will fall?

Nathalie Pagie is a thriller writer and communications advisor. Her debut The Drama Club (2013), followed by The Campus (2014) sold more than 15,000 copies in the Netherlands and Flanders.