Johan Boje, officer with the police force of Central and West Jutland, is killed by a hit-and-run driver in front of his house, during a late night in March. His boss, Axel Borg, is one of the first people at the crime scene and here, he realizes the brutality of the murder. Johan Boje’s nine-year-old son says he saw the car and the driver, whom he claims is a police officer. Is it just the boy’s vivid imagination? When a surveillance camera confirms the son’s claims, Rolando Benito, investigator with the Independent Police Complaints Commission, is assigned to the case. Did one of Johan’s colleagues have the motive to commit the horrendous murder?
Inger Gammelgaard Madsen (born 1960) is a Danish author. Madsen was originally a graphic designer. She debuted with the crime novel, ”Dukkebarnet” in 2008, and has since written several books of the same genre. Among these are ”Drab efter begæring” (2009), ”Slangens gift” (2014), ”Dommer og bøddel” (2015), ”Blodregn” (2016) and ”The Cleaner” (2019).