Journalist Ulrik Torp is drawn into a case about the Danish intelligence services and major political secrets, as the former Minister of Justice and Foreign Secretary suddenly dies of a heart attack. A few days later, it is former Member of Parliament Erling Jensen's turn to expire earlier than expected. The question is whether the threat to a country comes from outside or from within.
'Devil's Democracy' is the third independent volume in Niels Krause-Kjær's political thriller series. Like 'Solitaire' and 'Darklands', the novel moves in the border zone between media and politics and describes the game of power behind the scenes.
Niels Krause-Kjær (born 1963) is a Danish journalist. After a period as press chief for the Danish Conservative Party's Parliamentary Group, he wrote the political thriller 'Solitaire', which became an award-winning film by Nikolaj Arcel. In 2019, 'Darklands', the second volume in the series about journalist Ulrik Torp was published. This thriller is also being filmed.
An incredible new thriller from an exciting new talent!
The murders have begun…
Across England, a string of murders is taking place. Each different in method, but each horrifying and brutal.
But the killer is just getting started…
Jess Ambrose is plunged into the investigation when her house is set ablaze. With her husband dead and the police pointing at her, she runs. Her only hope is disgraced detective Nate Griffin, who is convinced Jess is innocent.
And he’s going to shock the world…
Soon, Jess and Griffin discover the unthinkable; this murderer is copying the world’s most notorious serial killers. And now, imitation isn’t enough. The killer dubbed The Echo Man is ready to create his own masterpiece, and it will be more terrifying than anything that has come before…
‘Evokes a classic, satisfying, red-blooded fear…a stellar debut’ A. J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window
‘Sam Holland has created one of the most disturbing, shocking serial killers in recent memor’ M.W. Craven, author of The Puppet Show
‘Utterly compelling, the story rushes forward relentlessly…a writer to watch’ Daily Mail
‘I loved this book and absolutely devoured it…brilliant’ Catherine Cooper, author of The Chalet
‘I raced through this absolute page-turner and slept with the light on after finishing it!’ Elle Croft, author of The Guilty Wife
‘Sam Holland will keep you gripped’ Jo Furniss, author of All the Little Children
'Darklands' is Niels Krause-Kjær's independent sequel to the filmed bestselling novel 'Solitaire'.
Suspicion of fraud at the highest level turns out to have threads reaching far into Danish democracy. A young civil servant in the Ministry of the Interior is murdered, the day before parliamentary elections are called. The journalist Ulrik Torp, who after a round of job cuts has ended up on social security, is sent by the Job Centre to a company internship at the Daily News and starts writing about the murder. The young civil servant had allegedly got wind of a widespread deception and, together with a journalist student intern, Ulrik Torp comes upon the trail of a small circle of former politicians and top officials who seem ready to use all means at their disposal to defend society against an illiberal agenda ruled by tweets and Facebook posts.
Like 'Solitaire', 'Darklands' moves in the border zone between media and politics and describes current political dilemmas, just as it draws on the factual story about The Firm - a private intelligence service set up in Denmark after World War II and allegedly closed down in the 1960s - into a contemporary context.
Niels Krause-Kjær (born 1963) is a Danish journalist. After a period as press chief for the Danish Conservative Party's Parliamentary Group, he wrote the political thriller 'Solitaire', which became an award-winning film by Nikolaj Arcel. 'Darklands' is the second volume in the series about journalist Ulrik Torp. This thriller is also being filmed.
A fascinating, enchanting and painfully personal look at the meaning of luck, and the way in which it has shaped our shared history and continues to inflect our day to day lives.
What does it mean to be lucky? How might we mitigate the effects of bad luck and maximise those of good? Is there actually such a thing as ‘luck’—some force that intervenes between desire and its consummation, that impedes or hastens it?
To answer these questions, David Flusfeder sets out on a search for the definition of luck. This quest will take him to Siberia, Versailles, the Old Testament desert; play roulette in Baden-Baden with Dostoevsky; visit a Cambridge fairground with Wittgenstein; meet the sixteenth-century poet Thomas Bastard, who challenged Fortune, and lost; find Nietzsche on the slopes of Vesuvius; learn about the pioneers of probability; the twentieth-century art investigators of chance and possibility; and the intensely personal story of his father’s good fortune in escaping war-time Poland. Starting at the British Library in London, and following the dictates of an online randomiser that decided the chapter order, Flusfeder follows in the footsteps of some victors of luck and those who were defeated by it, from ancient times to the modern day.
Luck asks fundamental questions about the world, ourselves, our place in it. In these questions, about our relationships to fortune, to risk, to opportunity, to chance, destiny and fate, we find ourselves deciding who we are and how we might choose to live.
An eye-opening, thought-provoking and mind-blowing account from a genuine prison governor of what it's really like behind bars. How do you bring order to the lawless? The Secret Prison Governor has spent decades surrounded by every type of prisoner known to man, from petty thieves and common drug dealers to crime bosses and dangerous serial killers. Since starting as a rookie, he has experienced the reality of the UK's harsh prison system and the hard challenge of ruling those within it. In his own words, the Secret Prison Governor spares no detail of prison life, whether that's breaking up shiv fights, investigating and crushing vast networks of contraband, negotiating with hardened criminals or dealing with full-scale cellblock gang wars. This is the brutal truth of what life is really like behind bars.
Corruption, conspiracies and the cynicism of true Machiavellian villains... Move over Frank Underwood there is a new bunch of power-hungry sociopaths in town.
Just three weeks before the election the leader of the Democratic Party is seriously injured in a severe car accident. This catapults the party into a grubby power struggle between the parliamentary group chairman and the political spokesman. Only one of the two will be taking over the future leadership of the party.
Past events, malignant arm-twisting and document forgery are all used in their efforts to reach the very top. Here everyone is a pawn in this high stakes game of political chess where even the journalists covering the Danish parliament have their own agendas.
Enter young, ambitious journalist, Ulrik Torp, who is made Dagbladet's correspondent in Parliament. An opportunity of a lifetime.
But Ulrik gets caught up in the power struggle the parties two successors and slowly uncovers a cynical plot that involves the country's incumbent Prime Minister.
Obsessed with learning the truth Ulrik must slowly watch as his ideals crack and eventually forced to take action himself...
Something is definitely rotten in the state of Denmark.
Great for fans of Borgen, House of Cards and Narcos.
Niels Krause-Kjær (born 1963) is a Danish journalist. After a period as press chief for the Danish Conservative Party's Parliamentary Group, he wrote the political thriller 'Solitaire', which became the award-winning film 'King's Game' by Nikolaj Arcel. In 2019, 'Darklands', the second volume in the series about journalist Ulrik Torp was published. This thriller is also being filmed.
In riveting prose, In the Midst of Civilized Europe repositions the pogroms as a defining moment of the twentieth century.
Between 1918 and 1921, over a hundred thousand Jews were murdered in Ukraine and Poland by peasants, townsmen, and soldiers who blamed the Jews for the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. In hundreds of separate incidents, ordinary people robbed their Jewish neighbors with impunity, burned down their houses, ripped apart their Torah scrolls, sexually assaulted them, and killed them. Largely forgotten today, these pogroms – ethnic riots – dominated headlines and international affairs in their time. Aid workers warned that six million Jews were in danger of complete extermination. Twenty years later, these dire predictions would come true.
Drawing upon long-neglected archival materials, including thousands of newly discovered witness testimonies, trial records, and official orders, acclaimed historian Jeffrey Veidlinger shows for the first time how this wave of genocidal violence created the conditions for the Holocaust. Through stories of survivors, perpetrators, aid workers, and governmental officials, he explains how so many different groups of people came to the same conclusion: that killing Jews was an acceptable response to their various problems.
The Art of Rhetoric, a guide on the principles behind oratorical skill, is a core text on the art of persuasion. Aristotle contends that rhetoric is one of the key elements of philosophy - along with logic and dialectic. The work consists of three books: the first is a general overview, the second concerns the means of persuasion that an orator must deploy, and the third discusses elements of style and arrangement. This recording also includes The Poetics, the earliest surviving work of dramatic theory, which has exerted a huge influence on Western drama and literature. It demonstrates how plot, character and spectacle can be combined to produce maximum impact in drama - and tragedy in particular.