Nicknamed "The Eagle" for his unerring intuition, detective Hallgrim Hallgrimsson exudes competence and self-assurance but beneath the facade is a tormented personality. A cunning and ingenious hero, Hallgrim has allowed work to consume his life and prevent his connecting with himself, his darkest memories and his motivations. Ultimately, a personal crisis forces him to launch another, more introspective investigation: that of solving the mystery...
As international terrorism and organized crime become more and more intertwined, western nations find themselves increasingly threatened by violence and lawlessness on an unimaginable scale, In Denmark, a special unit fights cross-border crime throughout Scandinavia.
In times of war, courage is necessary for survival. Alex is an 11-year-old Jewish boy who lives in the Polish ghetto with his father and great-uncle, during WWII. When Nazis come to his city and clear the town, Alex manages to escape with the help of his family, but is left with only his pet mouse. Finding refuge in an abandoned building on Bird Street, Alex seeks inspiration from his favorite book while he and his pet await his father's return.