This is the second novel featuring the Danish Red Cross nurse,Nina Borg. The story begins in Northern Hungary,where two Roma boys find something unexpectedly valuable whilst searching for scrap to sell in a disused old Soviet military hospital. When the sale of this item goes awry,one of the boys' brother,the hapless Sandor,is dispatched to Copenhagen to bring back the money.He soon finds himself in mortal danger. Meanwhile,Nina Borg,unwittingly becomes involved in the plot,after visiting an illegal refugee site to care for a sick child. This is a novel that deals with social injustice,and has a multi-faceted plot, that comes together in a surprising denouement.The characters are well drawn, especially that of Nina,as she struggles to fit in family life with her practical idealism.