Author(s): Anders Roslund
ONE MURDER. Piet Hoffmann is the Swedish police force's best undercover operative. Not even his family know of his double identity. Yet when a drug deal with the Polish mafia goes fatally wrong, his secret life begins to crumble around him. TWO MEN. Detective Inspector Ewert Grens is charged with investigating the drug-related killing. Unaware of Hoffmann's true identity, he believes himself to be on the trail of a dangerous psychopath. THREE SECONDS. Hoffmann must desperately maintain his cover; else he is a dead man walking. But, in the doggedly-perceptive Ewert Grens, he has just made the most relentless of enemies.
Winner of Basta Svenska Kriminalroman (Best Swedish Crime Novel) 2009 and Stora Lasarpriset Arets Spanning (Great Reader Prize for Thriller of the Year) 2009.
'Extraordinarily compelling' Daily Mail. Daily Mail 'Gripping and intelligent ... Destined for the big screen' Daily Mirror. Daily Mirror 'Three seconds is just about how long it feels it takes to read Three Seconds ... Terrific' Time Out. Terrific' Time Out 'The action is non-stop and the tension unlimited' The Times. The Times A nail-biter of a book. New York Times
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.