Award-winning journalist Anders Roslund and ex criminal Borge Hellstrom are Sweden's most acclaimed contemporary fiction duo. Their unique ability to combine inside knowledge of the brutal reality of criminal life with searing social criticism in complex, intelligent plots has put them at the forefront of modern Scandinavian crime writing.
Translator Kari Dickson was born in Edinburgh, but grew up bilingual, as her mother is Norwegian. She has a BA in Scandinavian studies and an MA in translation. She currently teaches in the Scandinavian department at the University of Edinburgh.
PRAISE FOR ROSLUND AND HELLSTRoM:
"The action is non-stop and the tension unlimited." --"The Times"
"Gripping and intelligent . . . Destined for the big screen." --"Daily Mirror"
"A gritty and worrying yarn... What sets Roslund and Hellstrom apart is their background of working cons, which comes through almost as a subtle sympathy."--Jon Wise, The Daily Sport
"Filled with drama and tough action, it is as authentic as it is disturbing, taking a peek below the shadows that form what we term a civilized society."--Ali Karim, Shots
"[A] riveting crime thriller... [a] psychologically driven plot, which reveals how criminal behavior is perpetuated from generation to generation through dysfunctional family conditions. Complex characterizations boost the action."--Publishers Weekly
"This powerful sixth series entry upholds the high literary standards of the previous award-winning Grens & Sundkvist novels; jarring dialogue and alternating first-person narratives offer an unsettling portrait of the gangland cycle of violence, desperation, and hope. It's an ugly yet beautiful story that readers will find themselves immediately buried in. Highly recommended for fans of the violently realistic social commentary in Richard Price's Clockers."--Christine Tran, Booklist (starred)
"You will find yourself utterly engaged from the very first chapter."--Barry Forshaw, The Independent
"Suspenseful and at times unexpected, frightening and engaging... a skillfully constructed story."--Monika Silen, Tidningen Kulturen (Sweden)
From the Hardcover edition.