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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 »
Just the title of this book intrigued me and it is as exciting of a book as the title.
Nina is asked to do a favor for her friend Karin, a simple favor really just get a suitcase from a locker in Central Station. Nina is a wonderful, kindhearted person who hates to see anyone hurt so she goes and gets the suitcase. The suitcase is heavy but not so heavy that she can’t handle it. When she gets to her car she opens it and inside is a small boy not wearing a thing. He is unconscious. Nina is a nurse and determines he has been drugged. Read the rest of this entry »
When Nina Borg, a nurse, agrees to do her friend Karin a favor and pick up a suitcase from a locker in the Copenhagen train station, she thought it would be a simple errand. The errand turned out to be far from simple and extremely dangerous. When Nina opened the suitcase, she found a small boy, naked and drugged. Should she call the police and turn the child over to the authorities? This is the question she kept asking herself but finally determined that the authorities might not do what was in the boy’s best interest.
Meanwhile, the boy’s mother, Sigita was frantic. Sigita woke up in a hospital with no idea how she got there but is told that she was found in a drunken state after falling down the steps from her apartment. All Sigita knew was that she did not drink to excess, she has no memory of drinking or falling and her child, Mikas, is gone. A neighbor tells Sigita that the boy’s father had picked him up but when Sigita is finally able to reach Mikas’ father she finds that he knows nothing about where his son might be.
Nina finally finds out where Karin is and goes to meet her. When Nina gets to the cabin where Karin is staying, she finds that Karin has been murdered. There is no clue as to the boy’s identity or why Karin asked Nina to pick up the suitcase. Nina is quick to realize that agreeing to do a favor for a friend has placed both her and the boy in danger. 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 »