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10 December 2010
Book Giveaway: THREE SECONDS, Anders Roslund and Borge Hellström
The promoters at Wiredset will take care of posting the winner his/her copy, anywhere in the world.
So, to enter the competition, you need to leave a comment on this post, with your name and email address. I'd like to know why you want to win a copy too. You have until Christmas Eve so spread the word for me. I'll announce the name of the winner after Christmas, and also notify him/her by email
Three Seconds [SilverOak, January 4, 2011] , Anders Roslund and Borge Hellström's realistic and edgy new novel, has sold over 1.5 million copies in Sweden, spent 13 months on the bestsellers list in the authors' native country, and won the prestigious Swedish Academy of Crime Writers' Award. Roslund, an acclaimed investigative journalist, and Hellström, an ex-criminal who spent years working to rehabilitate criminals, combine inside knowledge of the brutal reality of criminal life with searing social criticism that puts them at the forefront of modern Scandinavian crime writing.
In Three Seconds they use their backgrounds and considerable research skills to create a dark and action-packed novel about the drug trade within the Swedish prison system and the corruption among police and politicians that keeps it going.
Ex-con Piet Hoffman, the Swedish police force’s most valuable informant, is on a deadly mission. He has infiltrated the Polish mafia in an attempt to take control of illegal narcotics distribution and must go back inside Sweden’s most infamous maximum-security prison. Success will mean freedom and the chance to start a new life with his beloved wife and two young sons. Failure will mean certain death. His survival depends on one man.
Detective Inspector EwertGrens, a complex and haunted man, is charged with investigating a drug-related killing involving Hoffman. Unaware of Hoffmann’s real identity, he believes he’s on the trail of a dangerous psychopath. As Grens’s investigation takes him closer to the truth, government lies are exposed and Hoffman is trapped in prison, wanted dead by both the police and mafia.
Three Seconds captures a nefarious world of betrayal and violence, where a wise man trusts no one and even the most valuable agent can be “burned”. Intelligent, gritty, and suspenseful, it firmly establishes Roslund & Hellström as the heirs apparent to Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell and is poised to be the crime novel of the winter season.
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