Cell 8 (An Ewert Grens Thriller) (Mass Market)

Cell 8 (An Ewert Grens Thriller) By Anders Roslund, Borge Hellstrom, Kari Dickson (Translated by) Cover Image
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A cheap crooner by the name of John Schwarz earns his keep on a ferry between Sweden and Finland singing evergreens for drunken passengers.

One night, he loses his temper with a man harassing women in the crowd, beating him unconscious. As drunken brawls are commonplace on the Baltic cruising ferries, no one raises an eyebrow. No one, that is, but Detective Ewert Grens. Concerned by the details of the case report, Grens can't help but think someone capable of such violence must have a history of it.

Suspicion turns to shock when Grens discovers that John Schwarz is not who he says he is, but instead John Meyer Frey--an American citizen from Ohio; shock because John Meyer Frey died on Death Row the previous year.

This mystery initiates the most remarkable criminal investigation of Grens's career, the reverberations of which will reach the highest tier of international politics, and blow the worldwide debate on the death penalty wide open.

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.

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…

"For crime with a political purpose, it's hard to beat Cell 8... where an outburst of violence on a late-night ferry heading for Sweden links to the fate of an American on death row,"—Sunday Times
Product Details
ISBN: 9781623651282
ISBN-10: 162365128X
Publisher: Quercus
Publication Date: May 6th, 2014
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: An Ewert Grens Thriller