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Three Seconds (Mass Market Paperbound)
Piet Hoffman, a top-secret operative for the Swedish police, faces his most dangerous assignment yet: after years spent infiltrating the Polish mafia, he's become a key player in their attempt to take over amphetamine distribution inside Sweden's prisons. To stop them from succeeding, he will have to go undercover, posing as a prisoner inside the country's most notorious jail.
About the Author
Award-winning journalist Anders Roslund and ex-criminal Borge Hellstrom are Sweden's most acclaimed 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. In 2009, "Three Seconds" was awarded the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers' Award for Swedish Crime Novel of the Year, previously won by both Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell, and it was a top 10 best seller in Sweden for eight months.
“Explosive . . . Three Seconds does Stieg Larsson one better.” ––Carol Memmott, USA Today
“It’s like Traffic on the Swedish-Polish border, but everything from the weather to the criminals’ hearts is a little colder.” --People magazine
“A nail biter of a book.” ––Janet Maslin, The New York Times
“[A] sprawling and often gripping thriller. . . . The gritty details of drug dealing, of prison life and of the relations between cops and informants are all rendered with convincing authority in Three Seconds.” ––Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal
“Thrill-a-minute cat and mouse game . . . a grimly amoral tale.” ––Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
“Twisty plot makes for propulsive reading.” ––Entertainment Weekly
“The action quickly draws you in and continues to grip you to the final chapters of the novel. The authors have something to say, and Three Seconds proves to be an excellent way of doing it.” ––Summer Moore, AP