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Backlash Blues

(The second book in the Gabriel Praest series)
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When Banks Go Bad...And Not Just at Math!

Copenhagen's usually cool, but not when Private Detective, Gabriel Præst is on the scene. Hired to dig into the apparent suicide of Noor Mallik, a young worker bee from Denmark's biggest bank, he expects nothing more than corporate politics and bad office coffee. But instead, he finds himself knee-deep in a plot thicker than Danish brown gravy.

Silas Haagen, the bank's hotshot executive, might be hiding more than just a ridiculously fancy office. As Gabriel dives into a potential #MeToo scandal, he uncovers layers that make an onion look bare. From dark money from even darker places to the ever-elusive hitman known as "The Ghost" (who probably just needs a hug), Gabriel realizes he will need more than his trusty blues guitar and dry wit to solve this one.

Journeying from the cozy cafés of Copenhagen to the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple, our bluesy detective navigates banking conspiracies, spicy romantic entanglements, and the daunting challenge of a dry month; thirty days without wine or cigarettes. (The last one's the real kicker.)

BACKLASH BLUES hits all the right notes in a tale of money, mischief, and some very shady shenanigans.

Note: Backlash Blues will be available in paperback and audio when released.


“[A] superb series launch…. Præst’s pursuit of the truth takes some unexpected directions on the way to the satisfying conclusion. A killer plot matches an unusual lead sleuth, and secrets from Denmark’s WWII past enhance the story line.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Philip Marlowe meets Nordic Noir."
Iben Albinus, award-winning Danish bestselling author of Damascus

"Recommended for both gumshoe and political-thriller fans."

"Not your usual ex-cop turn PI mystery!"
Charles Todd, New York Times Best-Selling authors of the "Inspector Ian Rutledge" and "Bess Crawford" series

"A hard boiled private detective with a cosmopolitan flair."
Robert Dugoni, New York Times bestselling author of "The Tracy Crosswhite" series and "The Charles Jenkins" series

Genre: Mystery

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