Mildly impressed, the cardiologist Sara Zuckerman endures her first live soccer game. It’s the game of games – the Champions League final, in which Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund is vying for the title at Wembley Stadium. But when the referee calls a penalty, Sara is the only one who notices a player lying lifeless on the field. Her quick intervention is viewed by 600 million fans around the world, and the player survives.
Sara’s newfound fame attracts the attention of Najib Aysha, a finance mogul who owns the Premiere League team Notting Hill. Having pulled the team out of the lower divisions and into the sport’s finest league, Aysha is now admired by everyone, feared by some, and loved by few people other than himself. Sara and Aysha’s meeting at Wembley will turn out to be pivotal. For both of them.
Sudden Death is a new heart-stopping thriller about cardiologist Sara Zuckerman. In the world of professional soccer, where money is power and players are mere chess pieces for the owners, Sara finds herself dragged into a struggle against both visible and invisible adversaries – a game where it becomes more and more difficult to spot the players.
Sudden Death is the second book about Sara Zuckerman. The first book, Flimmer, was published in 2010.
Holt scores a goal with a crime novel about football ... The story takes place in well-known environments, such as Oslo and London. And the Premier League, the high games, the big scams, the doping is all something we recognize by now ... It's a goal.
The combination of Even Holt's knowledges as a cardiac surgeon and Anne Holt's pen, makes the reading experience different from what you're used to with crime literature.