Two Million and One ReasonseBook - 2016
Not given enough time to prepare a seemingly routine assignment, Swedish Secret Service Agent Morgan Haeger makes a costly mistake. The death of his best friend and colleague, Christer Carlberg, crumbles his entire existence. Sleep-deprived from a recurring nightmare, Morgan turns to prescription drugs and alcohol to cope, often getting in trouble with a violent outcome. At his lowest he realizes unless he cleans up his act and, first of all, becomes the father his five-year-old son wants and deserves, he is risking being completely shut out of his life. Suspended with no pay, an opportunity to straighten out his financial woes is presented to him. Billionaire Friedrich Levin is willing to pay Morgan a substantial amount of money to help him recover a painting stolen from his family by the Nazis during Kristallnacht in November 1938. Presented substantial evidence the piece is in existence and in the hands of a wealthy Belarus with strong ties to the Russian mob, Morgan knows the risks of stepping out of the Government-provided protection he normally is used to and go rogue. Given his messy personal situation, the offer is simply too good to resist. Finishing up the assignment, Morgan and three associates find out they have walked right into a trap. With Morgan wounded and left for dead below a hairpin turn in the Austrian Alps, pieces start falling into place. Recovering in a hotel room without any means of transportation, he must find a way to get back to Stockholm to confront the ones responsible and seek revenge. Upon his arrival, he finds the situation is not what he's expecting. The Russians have figured out one body is missing from the hairpin turn; know where to look, and are already present. Using force to find out names, Anatolij Cherkoff and his associates are going after who they believe to be Morgan Haeger, but are instead his soon-to-be ex-wife, Isabell Lagerkrona, and son, William. Finding out who he's up against, Morgan sees no other way out than to give himself up, try and persuade Cherkoff he is looking for the same people they are, and go against everything he believes in by joining forces with the Russians to use their resources, get them out of Isabell's house and away from his little boy. Aided by an unexpected source, they find out where Friedrich Levin and his men are hiding and waste no time going after them. Attacking the secluded mansion, the Russians run into difficulties. Sidelined only minutes before, Morgan joins the fighting and solves the problem preventing them from invading the main building. First making sure Ylva Winter, who has been taken hostage by Levin to prevent her father from talking to the police, is unharmed, Morgan chases after Jörgen Damm, who he is now convinced was the one pulling the trigger in Austria intending to kill him. Unit Chief Jan Rydman and his remaining four members are carefully monitoring the situation as it unfolds. Bringing Morgan home is a priority, but they must also catch Damm. Rydman has struck a deal with the leader of a violent gang, ending their terror against uniformed police officers in Stockholm upon delivery of Damm, a former mercenary from the Balkan war. In a race for time, the unit reaches the opening in the woods where Morgan has all but finished him off. Persuaded not to kill his foe Morgan heads back to the mansion to collect the money from Levin. The Russians are about to leave, and there's no sign of Ylva Winter. Risking his life again, he locates her inside the main building and manages to get them both out as it explodes in a violent fire. Confronting Levin, Morgan finds out what is owed him is in a leather bag in the basement of the burning building with no way to get to it. Back in Stockholm, in the Secret Service's underground garage, Morgan is faced with an ultimatum.
Publisher: [United States] : BookBaby : Made available through hoopla, 2016.
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource