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Two teenaged boys decide to explore the abandoned Soviet Bloc era military camp looking for treasures which they could sell. A young man ashamed of his Gypsy blood is studying law and is most surprised and not all together pleased when his long lost brother turns up on his door step. And then the brother vanishes again leading to a most puzzling mystery. The Danish Anti Terrorist unit is in panic mode over a possible terrorist attack. Danish Red Cross Nurse Nina Borg is once again running headlong into danger leaving her family responsibilities behind. The authors of The Boy in the Suitcase return with another complex plot with many seemingly unrelated threads which if readers are patient will come together in another incredible book.
The authors have a knack with developing characters that are either flawed or downright unlikable, while creating a story around them that is so well drawn that readers will want to continue reading in spite of the characters’ flaws. Take as an example, the protagonist Nina Borg. Her geologist husband pleads with Nina to not get involved in a project that would take her away from their children while he is at an oil rig in the North Sea. Nina, however, seems incapable of turning down Peter from “the Network,” an underground group which provides services to illegal immigrants in Denmark. It seems that her husband as barely left when off she goes once again, to care for the underserved while leaving her own children behind. Many of the other characters are involved in things that are quite frankly hard to read about. Read the rest of this entry »
Doing the right thing is not always easy. For Nina Borg, her daily struggles with balancing her family and work are not always smooth or easy. Working as a Red Cross nurse often conflicts with being available for her family and a husband who does not understand when the family takes second place in her priority list.
Nina receives an unusual request from a friend asking her to pick up a suitcase in a locker at a public train station. The suitcase is heavy and she does wonder what is inside. After struggling to get it into her vehicle, for some strange reason Nina feels the need to return to the locker. There she sees a large man opening the locker and hitting it when he realizes that it is empty. Unfortunately, he also sees her.
After frantically running to car and racing away, she finally finds a place where she can open the suitcase. Inside is a small child, naked. She is surprised to find him breathing. What do you do? She is fearful that the police will place the child in a refugee or foster care situation. Is this better for the child? Who is chasing her? What do they want with the boy?
The Boy in the Suit Case is a page-turning intense action-adventure story. The characters are realistically flawed and their personal problems obviously continue after the story ends. The plot is well-developed and organized. The system of governmental influences on a child really exist and Nina’s choices and situations are easy to understand. Read the rest of this entry »