Hostage

A Novel

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About The Book

“Breathtaking.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Investigative analyst Fredrika Bergman tackles a new case—this time involving the US government—in the next pulse-pounding book in Kristina Ohlsson’s internationally acclaimed crime series.

Shortly after a crowded New York-bound Boeing 747 takes off from Stockholm, a bomb threat is found in one of the aircraft’s lavatories. The demands are directed at both the Swedish and US governments.

Police superintendent Alex Recht teams up with the energetic and often abrasive Eden Lundell from the security service’s counterterrorism unit to deal with the hijacking. Fredrika Bergman, who is currently working at the Justice Department, returns to the police force to act as a liaison between the government and the police.

The investigation team soon realizes that the plot behind the hijacking is far more complex than they initially thought, and they also must battle against the US government’s fear of a new terrorist attack. Now it’s a race against time as Fredrika, Alex, and Eden search for possibilities to save the plane and its passengers. Will they find a solution before the plane runs out of fuel?

About The Author

Photograph by Anna-Lena Ahlstrom

Kristina Ohlsson is a political scientist and until recently held the position of Counter-Terrorism Officer at OSCE (the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe). She has previously worked at the Swedish Security Service, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Swedish National Defense College. Kristina lives in Stockholm.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books (November 2015)
  • Length: 400 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781476734057

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Raves and Reviews

“Expect Ohlsson to join Nesbo on most readers' can't-miss lists.”

– Booklist (starred review)

“Superior prose, plotting, and characterization... readers will look forward to spending more time in the company of the intriguing Bergman.”

– Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

“Ohlsson [has a] knack for building surprises.”

– Kirkus Reviews

“Ohlsson should be added to reading lists that include other Scandinavian suspense authors, such as Jo Nesbo.”

– City Book Review

“A second course of revenge served cold.”

– Kirkus Reviews

“[Silenced] should appeal to international-mystery fans.”

– Booklist

"One of Sweden's best younger writers."

– Los Angeles Times Magazine

"Hostage is Hollywood blockbuster-material... You'll finish it in one gulp."

– Metro (UK)

"No one creates intrigues like she does. It is simply brilliant."


– Maj Sjöwall

"The writing is tense, dense, and very atmospheric. The stories are sharp and impossible to forget. Kristina Ohlsson is a true queen of Scandinavian crime."

– Mons Kallentoft

"Kristina Ohlssons has managed to do what many before her have tried: to take the Swedish crime novel to a new and unexpected level."

– Arne Dahl

"Breathtaking."

– Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“This is a tense, complex story that will satisfy fans of the series and of Scandinavian crime fiction in general.”

– Booklist

“…one of her most intriguing works to date.”

– Bookreporter.com

“Twists and turns keep the adrenaline pumping in this sleeper series that will keep you on the edge of your seat.”

– The Kitsap Sun

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