Sabrina D'Avalos's father was murdered by the mafia. Now a district attorney, she wants justice, or revenge. Whichever comes first. The Camorra, one of the oldest criminal organisations in Italy, runs Naples. More powerful, more violent and richer than the Sicilian mafia, its hold is unshakable. When Sabrina investigates a family found dead in a shipping container, she quickly uncovers links to the Camorra - and her father. The mafia's most terrifying assassins are on Sabrina's trail. But Sabrina is desperate to find out the truth about her father, despite the deadly risks she is taking.
Steffen Jacobsen is an orthopaedic surgeon and consultant. This is his third novel. He was inspired to write When The Dead Awaken by Roberto Saviano's non-fiction book, Gomorrah, about the Camorra and by his travels around Italy. He lives in Denmark.