Written by Liza Marklund
Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 978-0-307-35849-3 (0-307-35849-6)
Pub Date: March 20, 2012
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Scandinavia's undisputed queen of crime fiction, Liza Marklund, is the #1 international bestselling author of the Annika Bengtzon series, now available from Vintage Canada.
Five murders in 1 week, a smuggling operation gone wrong, and a crime reporter desperate to find the truth...
A hurricane has swept over Sweden and left the country in turmoil. At a derelict port in Stockholm, a young woman is on the run from a deranged gunman. The following morning, a security guard finds the bodies of 2 men, brutally murdered. And a valuable lorry shipment of cigarettes has disappeared from the port. Meanwhile, copy editor Annika Bengtzon is thinking she'll never be able to write her own articles for the Evening Post when she is approached by a woman wanting her story published. She claims to have founded an organization capable of erasing people's pasts--giving vulnerable individuals a new identity and helping them to build a new life. But as Annika embarks on her investigations, more vicious murders follow and she finds herself getting dangerously close to the truth--that all is not as it seems...
Praise for Liza Marklund
“[Marklund’s] books are as much a continuation of her fight against injustice as they are suspense-filled page-turners.”
“Marklund plays with Swedish history, politics, and current events all the while maintaining the integrity of her characters.... This is a series to savor.”
—The Globe and Mail
“Marklund is one of the most dynamic and popular crime writers of our time.”
“No tells a story like Liza Marklund.”
“Liza Marklund is in a league of her own thanks to her intelligent stories, her confident writing and her radical view on society. There is no doubt about it.”
“An astonishing talent.... Liza Marklund’s thrillers are stellar examples of those qualities inherent in the best fiction: She wholly immerses the reader in her world, and she writes with consummate intelligence, consistency and passion.”
“Liza Marklund is the next great Nordic export for fans of crime fiction to discover. Her books deliver edge-of-your-seat suspense, sophisticated plotting, complex characterization and unique locales. Enjoy!”
“Pick up a Liza Marklund book, read it until dawn, wait until the stores open, buy another one.”
LIZA MARKLUND is an author, publisher, journalist, columnist and goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. She has written 10 novels and 1 non-fiction book. Her crime novels featuring the gutsy reporter Annika Bengtzon instantly became an international hit, and Marklund's books have sold 19 million copies in 30 languages to date. Liza has co-written a #1 internationally bestselling crime novel with James Patterson. She is currently working on the next instalment in the Annika Bengtzon series.
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