"Thrill-a-minute cat and mouse game... a grimly amoral tale."--Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
"It's like Traffic on the Swedish-Polish border, but everything from the weather to the criminals' hearts is a little colder."--People magazine
"Explosive... Three Seconds does Stieg Larsson one better."--Carol Memmott, USA Today
"Twisty plot makes for propulsive reading."--Entertainment Weekly
"[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
"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, Associated Press
** THE INSPIRATION FOR THE MAJOR NEW HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER, 'THE INFORMER' **
** WINNER OF THE 2011 CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER **
** NEW YORK TIMES TOP 5 BESTSELLER **
'Extraordinarily compelling' Daily Mail
'The action is non-stop' The Times
'Three Seconds is just about how long it feels it takes to read Three Seconds . . . Terrific' Time Out
SCANDINAVIAN CRIME DOES NOT GET MORE EXPLOSIVE.
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.
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.
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.
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