A follow up to his “breakneck” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) MemoRandom, this gripping new thriller from internationally bestselling author Anders de la Motte takes you deep inside a world of police intelligence filled with secrecy, betrayal, and deadly competition.
David Sarac of the Stockholm Police Force’s Intelligence Unit is recuperating from his gunshot wounds weeks after his violent encounter with the enigmatic high-level informant, Janus. And while the hunt for the elusive Janus has ended, the secrets and lies linger.
The mysteries of that night deepen when David’s nurse slips him an anonymous letter; the writer wants to swap secrets with David to bring someone powerful to justice after a betrayal at the Janus shoot-out.
David’s only clues are two photos enclosed with the letter: a snapshot of a happy family and another of a dead woman sprawled over the hood of a car…
In this thrilling sequel, de la Motte again crafts a breathtaking “thriller of international class” (Norra Skane).
Anders de la Motte, a former police officer, made his debut in 2010 with the award-winning thriller Game and has since then been one of Sweden’s most beloved and popular crime writers. He is the author of several acclaimed and bestselling crime fiction series, among them the suspenseful Skåne Quartet. Published in 2022, The Mountain King is the first bestselling installment in his new Leo Asker series.
“Exciting first in a thriller trilogy…relentless pacing leads to a stunning finale.”
– Publishers Weekly
“A taut thriller that will leave the reader excited for the next book in the series.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“A high voltage, high tech thriller of a trilogy…fast paced and full of surprises…a suspenseful and intelligent read.”
– The Novel Pursuit
"A fantastic thriller that engages readers from the beginning and doesn't let go until the twisted end. . . . With deadly alliances and betrayals at the highest political levels, this story takes readers through an unfolding of conspiracy until the shocking end settles it all."