LEIF G. W. PERSSON's previous novels include Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End; Another Time, Another Life; Free Falling, As If in a Dream; and Backstroem: He Who Kills the Dragon. He has served as an adviser to the Swedish Ministry of Justice and is Sweden's most renowned psychological profiler. A professor at the Swedish National Police Board, he is considered the country's foremost expert on crime. He lives in Stockholm.
Winner of The Glass Key Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel
Winner of The Danish Academy of Crime Writers' Palle Rosenkrantz
Prize Named Best Crime Novel of the Year by both the Swedish
Academy of Crime Writers and the Finnish Academy of Crime
Writers "A brilliant police procedural. . . . An absolutely
masterful crime novel."
--Booklist (starred review) "Memorable. . . . well-paced. . . . brooding. . . . the crux of the story lies in Johansson's wrestling with an appropriate solution to a crime that, incredibly, is fast slipping to the other side of the statute of limitations: does he let the bad guy get away, or does he take justice into his own hands? A knotty, sinuous story that leads to a hard-won resolution--and a decidedly conclusive end."
--Kirkus "The King of Swedish crime writing. Period."
--Kvallsposten, Sweden "Extraordinarily fascinating . . . Extremely hard to put down."
--Jyllands-Posten, Denmark (five stars)
"With this amazing novel, Persson proves himself to be a significant voice,
classic yet original."
--La Repubblica, Italy "Phenomenally brilliant."
--Politiken, Denmark (five stars)
"Persson is a divinely gifted storyteller."
--Dagens Nyheter, Sweden "Excellent . . . Clever, amusing and imaginative."
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