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The Scorpion’s Head

The Scorpion’s Head

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Shortly after a fractious weekend away with her family, Gaelle wakes up injured in a psychiatric hospital in Berlin. Her seven-year-old son is in a coma in another hospital – and the police suspect her of attempting to murder him. With no memory of what happened but convinced of her innocence, Gaelle escapes and begins a determined hunt for the truth.

Michael is a contract killer working for Scorpio, a ruthless organisation that spares no-one, where any agent who violates the rules signs their own death warrant. When Michael decides to reject an assignment, he knows he must run for his life.

One makes a living by killing, the other would kill to survive. And soon their paths will cross…

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crime / Dutch / fiction / Hilde Vandermeeren / international / Laura Watkinson / translation / written and translated by women /