I stumbled upon the second book the series in a sale in our local bookshop, then I luckily found this before I purchased Blessed are those who thirst. I did not know who the author was. But, just took a shot. Thankful, that I bought both (discounted!) .
Even though it says it is a Hanne Wilhemsen novel, it is not really just about her. It is not just her thoughts, in fact, the first hundred pages of the book, she seems to be missing. If it wouldn't have been for the (spoiler) accident, I wouldn't have cared about her. But then, as you read through and then read through her thoughts you wish you knew her more, like her Harley and of course Cecile.
Karen Borg and Peter Sands are another thing that though.
As for the plot... this is about drugs and murder. So, this really (really, really) interested me (ehem, I don't think I need to emphasize because of the current state of Philippine politics).