Jana and Sofia were best friends as children, opposites in personality, but always there for each other. Now Jana is a Commander in the Slovak police force and Sofia a reform member of parliament.  Sofia is having an affair with a married, high government official, and the press is after her for her indiscretions. She comes to Jana for advice. The next day, upon entering her home, Jana discovers an enormous diamond dangling from the living room ceiling, with no idea of who left it there, or why.  A present?  To entrap her?  Jana is subsequently accused of corruption and murder. The accusations force her to unravel a world-wide criminal conspiracy involving multiple murders, and their connections to the diamond found in her house. And she must find the answers before she herself becomes a victim.

Praise for  Dark Dreams

“It’s hard not to see Dark Dreams at or near the top of many best-books-of-the-year lists”
– Dick Adler

“A gripping novel of psychological suspense with a truly original centtral character. Genelin weaves a compelling plot with a unique central figure. Plan on getting the first Matinova novel, Siren of the Waters, too. You’re not going to want to miss an episode.”
-Globe and Mail

“A seething caldron of crime, corruption, political hypocrisy and violence.”
-The Washington Post

“Genelin ratchets up the suspense with smooth prose, evocative locals and distinctive characters who leap from the page.”
-Publishers Weekly

“In this masterly sequel to the acclaimed Siren of the Waters Genelin vividly describes a Central European country that remains fearful and subject to political machinations despite the fall of the Soviet Union.”
-Library Journal

“A chilly sense of reality.”
-N.Y. Times

“A seething indictment of Middle European politics”
-Kirkus Reviews

“…Superb deductive reasoning…on a par with Jeffrey Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme and Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta. Genelin’s characters are true to life and the story is well crafted with all the twists and turns of the best detective fiction.”
-School Library Journal

taking us into a world that seethes with dangerous secrets. On that treacherous journey, Michael Genelin makes unfamiliar worlds seem knowable, and does so with great style
— Pete Hamill

“DARK DREAMS” | Michael Genelin