Hanna, a police inspector in the financial crime unit at the Stockholm police department, gets involved in a power struggle of the underworld when her lover and co-worker Sven, an inspector in the organised crime unit, is abducted. The situation gets even more complicated when it turns out that Hannas estranged son Christian is involved.
Before We Die (Innan vi dör) is an emotive and unpredictable story of family ties, dangerous loves and a brutal underworld power struggle. Hanna Svensson is a police officer with high morals and firm principles, but she is no longer the star of Stockholms Organised Crime Unit. She has no family to speak of and sacrificed her own son, Christian, for the sake of her career. Christian has just served a two-year sentence for drug dealing, and is no longer in contact with Hanna since it was she who had him arrested. He has now settled down as a dishwasher in a restaurant where the head of the Mimica family, Davor, has taken him under his wing. Meanwhile, when Hannahs lover and colleague Sven disappears, it turns out that he has been running an undercover investigation into criminal biker gangs. But only Hanna knows that Sven has been working undercover, so she takes over SMS contact with his mole. Hanna doesnt know their identity, just the code name Inez. Hanna soon realises the extent of the investigation: a brutal and diabolical underworld takeover is happening, and Inez is her only hope of preventing it. But the price is higher than Hanna realises. She is forced to fight for her sons life in ways that she never imagined, and must break a family to save her own..
Maria Sundbom Lörelius