The Arc of the Swallow

The Arc of the Swallow

by Sissel-Jo Gazan, Charlotte Barslund

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A seeker after truth will be hunted as prey.

When controversial Professor Kristian Storm is found hanged in his office, his assistant Marie Skov refuses to believe that he has committed suicide. Having just returned from West Africa on a research trip, the late scientist had uncovered a shocking truth about immunology programmes in the developing world.

Former police detective Søren Marhauge is determined to prove what really happened to the professor. While Marie grapples with Storm's disputed legacy, Søren leads them both beyond legal boundaries and behind the scenes of the cut-throat pharmaceutical industry.

Sissel-Jo Gazan's bestselling and influential The Dinosaur Feather introduced Danish Crime lovers to the competitive and perfidious world of biological science. In this outstanding sequel, her ingenious research, complex characterisation and suspenseful plotting supercedes the promise of her internationally acclaimed breakthrough.

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ISBN-13: 9780857382436
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publication date: 11/06/2014
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 761 KB

About the Author

Sissel-Jo Gazan is a biology graduate from the University of Copenhagen. The Dinosaur Feather was her breakthrough novel, having sold in twelve countries and named the Danish Novel of the Decade. It is followed up by The Arc of the Swallow. She lives in Berlin.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This well-written mystery novel has immunology for its background. It's by no means an anti-vaccine screed, but from an American perspective it seems naive. Is the author using fiction to explore a real problem with current diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine, or is she just playing? If she's just playing, has she considered how she's feeding anti-vax madness? And how can she treat "German measles" (rubella) as a trivial matter? Children of moms who had this trivial disease in early pregnancy come out deaf, blind, deaf-blind, mentally impaired, or dead. Thank God it's recently been eradicated from the Americas. May the vaccine continue to keep it that way.