By Anders Roslund, Börge Hellström
The overseas mystery that Stockholm City hailed because the most sensible Crime Novel of the 12 months has eventually crossed the Atlantic! Three years in the past, Lydia and Alena have been hopeful ladies from Lithuania. Now they're intercourse slaves, lured to Sweden with the promise of higher jobs after which trapped in a Stockholm brothel, pressured to pay off their “debt.” abruptly they're given an unforeseen probability at freedom, and with it the chance to take revenge on their enslavers and reclaim the lives and dignity they as soon as had. what is going to take place now that the tables are became and the sufferers struggle back? In this masterful mystery, the distinguished crew of Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström delve into the seedy underbelly of Stockholm. There we meet Lydia and Alena as they embark on a determined plan to reveal their captor and insist justice; law enforcement officials Sundkvist and Grens, at the path of either Lydia’s enslavers and Jochum Lang, a infamous mob enforcer; and Hilding Oldéus, a junkie on what should be his last—and such a lot destructive—bender. on the Söder clinic, their destinies start to converge in unforeseen and explosive ways.
Box 21is a Scandinavian mystery of the top order: a mindblowing mental drama written with strong depth. while it used to be released in Sweden, Solo called it “suspenseful, gripping, and intelligently written . . . nearly very unlikely to place down,” whereas SVT exclaimed: “Forget crime literature; this can be, easily positioned, nice literature!”
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He was considering all that I’d said. His eyes took in the dirty dishes, seemed to notice them for the first time. ” “You, another officer and I’ll form the guard detail. We’ll get you and your family into a safe house that’ll give us a defensive advantage over Loving. My people and the Bureau’ll try to take him on the street or his hidey-hole, if they can find him. But if he gets through, and he could, I’ll need you. ” I was speaking very softly now, making clear that what I was asking was off the record.
We crashed down a five-foot descent and came to an undramatic stop at the soupy bottom of a shallow creek. Oh, he’d planned his attack perfectly and before I could even click the seat belt to get to my gun, he’d swung a mallet through the driver’s window, shattering it and stunning me with the same blow. My Glock was ripped off my belt and pocketed. Dislocated shoulder, I thought, not much blood. I spat broken glass from my mouth and looked to Alissa. She too was stunned but didn’t seem hurt badly.
But we can’t do it here. Not in this house. ” He tapped his pistol. ” Safety bullets. Powerful rounds that can kill, but they won’t penetrate Sheetrock and injure bystanders. They’re called suburb slugs. “But Loving won’t be. He’ll come in with M4s or MP-5s. It’ll be carnage. ” He was considering all that I’d said. His eyes took in the dirty dishes, seemed to notice them for the first time. ” “You, another officer and I’ll form the guard detail. We’ll get you and your family into a safe house that’ll give us a defensive advantage over Loving.
Box 21 by Anders Roslund, Börge Hellström