Jevrem Brkovic, one of Montenegro's leading novelists, has been beaten and his driver shot and killed. He believes the attack was motivated by his new novel, which is set at the nexus of crime and politics. As if there was a difference.
"It was the act of killers and mafia bosses who recognised themselves in my latest novel," Brkovic said.
No stranger to controversy, the outspoken writer fled to Croatia in the early 1990s after he fell out with Serb nationalists over the 1991-95 war in Croatia. He returned to Montenegro in 1999.