Lena Franke, talented and driven but disliked by her fellow students, faces her last exercise at the Swedish Police Academy: a chaotic hostage situation.
Her classmates are on the verge of a nervous breakdown, and the problems don’t end there. Someone broke into a storage last night – but who, and why? And why are strangers hiding in the nearby woods?
When the exercise starts, and Lena ventures inside a smoke-filled building, her fears are confirmed. The exercise is about to become truly dangerous...if it ever was a drill in the first place.
Because the smoke hides many mysteries, as well as horrors worse than she ever could’ve imagined…
This is a stand-alone companion novella for the Detective Lena Franke series. It’s set about nine years before the events in Siren Song (Book 1).