When Örebro University celebrates its academic annual ceremony several guests of honor  collapse in convulsions, and three of them die before the ambulance arrives. Detective Inspector Kristoffer Bark is present as a guest, and this marks the beginning of a comprehensive murder investigation.

During the academic anniversary celebration at Örebro University something terrible happens at one of the head tables: several guests collapse in convulsions, and three of them die before the ambulance arrives. Detective Inspector Kristoffer Bark is present as a guest, and this marks the beginning of a comprehensive murder investigation. Among the dead are prominent researchers with ties to both the university and the Culinary Arts education program in Grythyttan.

The same night, a fire breaks out in an old cinema in the town Hallsberg. In the charred remains, the body of a young man is found in an air duct. Could it be Mattias who disappeared in 1986, the same year a girl was found dead on the railway tracks nearby?

A new police chief questions Kristoffer Bark’s task force of reassigned officers. Bark struggles to solve the murder case while also fighting for the group’s continued existence.

In At Any Cost, Anna Jansson delves deeply into the human desire to succeed at any price – and the mechanisms that can turn a person into a ruthless murderer.

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