Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, South America. The former mercenary Jakob Nilsson has lived his professional life on some of the most dangerous places on earth. Now he’s moved back to Sweden and tries to find his place in a safe office job as a security consultant. The work helps pass the days, but Jakob struggles with the boredom and the self-loathing his life choices have caused. Once upon a time he lived a normal life in Stockholm, but the long periods abroad tore the family apart. His adult son Pontus wants nothing to do with him.
A phone call suddenly changes everything and soon Jacob is on the plane to Manila. There he meets a Philippines far away from the white beaches and five-star luxury resorts. A world marked with poverty, corruption and religious extremist. There a human life has no value. A world his son apparently become a part of. A world Jakob knows far too well.
The Courier is an international thriller inspired by real events and the author’s own experiences from the global security business. With an efficient language and fast style Henrik Blanckert tells a dark story as believable as exciting.