An intense story of two brothers’ courage and about sibling love driven to its outer limits. And then a bit further.
5-year-old Daniel is ill with an aggressive strain of leukaemia. Chemo therapy has no effect, and he will be dead within four weeks unless he gets a bone marrow transplant from his father Alex, a Norwegian elite force soldier gone missing on a mission in Afghanistan.
Alex’s brother Jonas is a former sniper, who also served in Afghanistan. During a military operation he shot and killed a 13-year-old boy, an experience he has never recovered from. Now Jonas returns to Afghanistan to locate his brother and save Daniel. Together with his Afghan guide Omaid he ventures into a mountain region teeming with rivalling Taliban groups, populated by a people torn between an age-old tradition for hospitality and a fresh desire for revenge against foreign occupants.
War and love in an intense and obsessive mixture … The Brother confirms Olav W. Rokseth’s position as one of our most interesting and relevant suspense writers.
… realistic, exciting, fierce and, not least, tender – could you want more of a thriller?