CHRISTIAN FROST : Journalist and author. Besides writing crime novels he is also the author of the succesful non-fiction title on Rolex.
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One autumn, the nine-year-old Inga Ewald Johansen and 16-year-old Hania Gil disappear without a trace. Two months later, Inga is found drowned in a river in Spain. There is no sign of a crime. At first sight it looks like a tragic accident.
Criminal investigator Erik Otto Falster and his partner Lars Hedegaard are on the case attempting to find answers to the many unanswered questions in the strange case. How did Inga get to the other end of Europe without being seen by a single witness? Where has she been during the time she was missing? And why was the nine-year-old dressed in an evening gown in one of the most desolate areas of southern Spain?
Since the older girl, Hania, was a former street child now in family care, many suspects she has simply run away and has lured her younger friend to come with her. But Falster soon realizes that it is not that simple as he encounters an organization whose power extends far into the police in Spain and to one of Denmark's richest families with connections to both the royal family and the political top. An organization that does not hesitate when it comes to clearing away any obstacle that may occur.
The Poppy Man is the third independent volume in Christian Frost's acclaimed crime series on Erik Otto Falster and Lars Hede from Homocide at the Copenhagen Police.
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