10 December 2010

Book Giveaway: THREE SECONDS, Anders Roslund and Borge Hellström

I have been offered a giveaway copy of this exciting new novel, due to be released in the US on 4 January 2011.

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

Marketing blurb
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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Marg said...

Is every Scandinavian crime writer the heir apparent to Steig? I guess I will need to read it to see if that is a relevant comparison that has been made.

Thanks for the giveaway!

kathy d. said...

Yes, definitely, every Swedish crime writer is said to be "the new Stieg Larsson," which mostly in publishers' and advertisers' hype.

Is there really a "new Stieg Larsson," or lots of other writers who write well, but in their own style.

I'm reading "Mind's Eye," by Hakan Nesser, who is a smart writer. His police detective is eccentric, cynical; the story is interesting. And there is "laugh-out-loud" wit.

However, Nesser isn't Stieg Lasson. His writing is different, but very good.

What rating do you give "Three Seconds"?

Bernadette in Australia said...

Why do I want to win a copy? Well it would look nice sitting on the shelves next to Box 21 (which I am really, positively going to read come Jan 1 and all my new challenges start).

bsquaredinoz at gmail dot com

Kerrie said...

I haven't read it yet kathy, although I had it on my list to borrow from the library

skkorman said...

Sounds like a good read—please enter me to win!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

Tim said...

Very much enjoyed The Vault (Box 21 elsewhere) and would like to read the latest. Thanks Kerrie.

kristin hoffmann said...

Ooh, I'd like to win! Three reasons why: 1) I like these kinds of action-packed crime thrillers, 2) I have a good friend who would also enjoy reading it when I'm done, and 3) one of the main characters has the same last name as I do!

kristinmhoffmann at gmail dot com

kathy d. said...

Please enter me to win.

Thanks so much.


Margaret said...

Please enter me too. Why I'd like to win a copy? Because it would add to my little collection of books by Swedish authors (limited to just three books by Larsson!).

booksplease at btinternet dot com

Midi said...

A crime fiction lover, I've been addicted to Scandinavian mysteries - that's why I look forward to winning this one :) the more so as I haven't read anything by those authors yet. It seems to be a great thing for our long winter evenings!

I found you blog only last week and trying to read everything right now - good job, keep blogging!

allegro [dot] midi [at] gmail [dot] com

Lynossa (Deranged Book Lovers) said...

Please enter me! I would love to read this book. Reasons: 1) I love crime/detective fiction; 2) I'm curious to read other author from Sweden after I'm finished with Millennium Trilogy; 3) I live in Indonesia and a chance for me to get this book a bit slim. so please...
my email: Lynossa(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lynossa (Deranged Book Lovers) said...

I tweet about it here: http://twitter.com/#!/DerangedBLovers/status/14883212102737920


moonsword said...

I'd like to win because I'm new to the "Nordic" genre and would like to read others besides Larsson.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Pamela Keener said...

I love me a thriller & this is just my cuppa tea. Thanks for the giveaway.
Love & Hugs,

Vanda Symon said...

I'm always keen to be introduced to a new Scandinavian author!

Merry Christmas.

vandasymon at g mail dot com

The Giveaway Diva said...

i'd love to win!!

nicolemarielum @gmail.com


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