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Butterfly on the storm / Walter Lucius ; translated from the Dutch by Lorraine T. Miller and Laura Vroomen.

By: Lucius, Walter [author.].
Contributor(s): Miller, Lorraine T [translator.] | Vroomen, Laura [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Lucius, Walter, Heartland trilogy: book 1.Description: 519 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780718181352 ; 9780718181383 .Subject(s): Journalists -- Fiction | Conspiracies -- FictionGenre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction). | Political fiction.DDC classification: 839.3137 Summary: A hit-and-run on a woodland road near Amsterdam involving an Afghan boy is connected to a powerful international crime syndicate. Journalist Farah Hafez, together with her colleague Paul Chapelle, gets caught up in an investigation that takes them all the way to Moscow and has greater political and personal ramifications than they bargained for. After this perilous journey, their lives will never be the same again.
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The first instalment in the best-selling original Dutch thriller The Heartland Trilogy - think Stieg Larsson's Millennium series <br> <br> *** <br> A hit-and-run on a woodland road near Amsterdam involving an Afghan boy is connected to a powerful international crime syndicate.<br> Journalist Farah Hafez, together with her colleague Paul Chapelle, gets caught up in an investigation that takes them all the way to Moscow and has greater political and personal ramifications than they bargained for. After this perilous journey, their lives will never be the same again.<br> Butterfly on the Storm , the first instalment of The Heartland Trilogy, is not only a fast-paced thriller, but also an intriguing tale of lost loves and ideals.<br> %%% Haunted by a past you can never escape . . . <br> A young boy wearing jewellery is found in woods outside Amsterdam. Broken and bloody, he appears to be the victim of a brutal hit and run. When the police at the hospital ask what happened, the one word the boy whispers - 'Padar' - they don't understand.<br> But journalist Farah Hafez does. She left Afghanistan as a child and she recognizes her native tongue. As the boy is taken into surgery she finds herself visiting the scene of the crime, seeking to discover how a little Afghan boy came to be so far from home.<br> Instead, she comes across a burnt-out car and two bodies - sinister clues to something far darker than a simple hit and run.<br> It is just the start of a journey that will lead her from one twisted strand to another in an intricate web of crime and corruption that stretches across Europe and deep into a past that Farah had sought to escape - a past that nearly killed her.<br> Butterfly on the Storm is a tense, atmospheric and compelling crime thriller that will put you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.<br> %%% Haunted by a past you can never escape . . . <br> A young boy is found in woods outside Amsterdam. Broken and bloody, he appears to be the victim of a brutal hit and run. When the police at the hospital ask what happened, the one word the boy whispers - 'Padar' - they don't understand.<br> But journalist Farah Hafez does. She left Afghanistan as a child and she recognizes her native tongue. As the boy is taken into surgery she finds herself visiting the scene of the crime, seeking to discover how a little Afghan boy came to be so far from home.<br> Instead, she comes across a burnt-out car with two bodies inside - a sinister clue to something far darker than a simple road accident.<br> It is just the start of a journey that will lead her from one twisted strand to another in an intricate web of crime and corruption that stretches across Europe and deep into a past that Farah had sought to escape - a past that nearly killed her.<br> Butterfly on the Storm is the first in a tense, atmospheric and gripping new trilogy which draws parallels with Stieg Larsson's Millennium series.

A hit-and-run on a woodland road near Amsterdam involving an Afghan boy is connected to a powerful international crime syndicate. Journalist Farah Hafez, together with her colleague Paul Chapelle, gets caught up in an investigation that takes them all the way to Moscow and has greater political and personal ramifications than they bargained for. After this perilous journey, their lives will never be the same again.

Translated from the Dutch.

Comment by Margaret
26/10/2017

great book and so up to date cannot wait to read the next two books as butterfly on the storm is the first book of a triology and the ending of his first book leaves you wondering what has happened

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