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The Friend

The Friend
  

In this elegant and action-packed stand-alone sequel to the international bestselling thrillers The Swimmer and The Believer, fierce heroine Klara Walldeen must save her dearest friend Gabriella and maneuver the politics of a Swedish diplomat--while also falling in love. November... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780062859358
Barcode 9780062859358
Release Date 25 June 2019 by Harper Paperbacks
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Zander, Joakim
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ISBN-13 9780062859358
ISBN-10 0062859358
Stock Release date is 25 June 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 25 Jun 2019
Publisher Harper Paperbacks
Imprint Harper Paperbacks
Release Date 25 June 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Zander, Joakim
Category Not specified
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 295g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Spy stories, Suspense fiction, FICTION / Action & Adventure, FICTION / Espionage
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 839.738
Catalogue Code 972818

Description of this Book

In this elegant and action-packed stand-alone sequel to the international bestselling thrillers The Swimmer and The Believer, fierce heroine Klara Walldeen must save her dearest friend Gabriella and maneuver the politics of a Swedish diplomat--while also falling in love. November 2015. Klara Walldeen returns to the Stockholm archipelago to bury her beloved grandfather, her best friend Gabriella by her side. What should be a trip of mourning and solitude quickly turns perilous when Gabi is arrested under suspicion of terrorist activity. After finding notes in Gabi's purse about a clandestine meeting with a young Swedish diplomat, Klara springs into action, determined to clear her friend's name, and find out whatever clandestine and dangerous workings she has gotten herself into. Meanwhile, Jacob Seger, a young aspiring diplomat, arrives in Lebanon ready to embrace his future, starting with an internship at the Swedish embassy in Beirut. On his first night, he meets the handsome and mysterious Yassim. Their relationship quickly ignites into a passionate, obsessive affair that renders everything else in Jacob's life insignificant. But when terrorist claims against Yassim are brought to light, Jacob is faced with an impossible decision, and must soon confront his role in a complicated game he is wholly unprepared to play. Following Gabi's trail, Klara comes face-to-face with Jacob, whom Gabi was trying to help, as well as George Loow, a suave lobbyist from her past to whom she finds herself inexorably drawn to. Now Klara, George, and Jacob set off on a race across Europe to stop a pending terrorist attack--and get to the bottom of Yassim's true identity. Once again, Joakim Zander spins an intricate tale of deception and suspense in a brilliant thriller that will leave readers utterly enthralled.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review How can The Swimmer be a first novel? It is dazzling not only in its plotting and character portraits, but in the sophistication of its structure, which keeps us breathless and guessing. An impressive and memorable work, comparable to the best of John le Carr . --Joseph Finder, author of Suspicion on The Swimmer An interesting gambit.... [Zander is] a smart, fluid observer. --New York Times Book Review on The Swimmer Page-turning.... This Swedish former lawyer's hypnotic first book is already drawing comparisons to the work of famed spy novelist John le Carr . --Entertainment Weekly on The Swimmer Impressively complex characters and stark atmospherics make this a thematically profound read. --Publishers Weekly on The Believer A tense, taut, gut-ripping thriller that is also beautifully written, smart, and sophisticated. --Alafair Burke, author of The Ex on The Believer Praise for the work of Joakim Zander: Zander has written another compelling, timely, and character-centered thriller, and many readers will look forward to what he does next. --Booklist, starred review on The Believer

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Author's Bio

Joakim Zander was born in Stockholm, has lived in Syria and Israel, and graduated from high school in the United States. He earned a PhD in law from Maastricht University in the Netherlands and has worked as a lawyer for the European Union in Brussels and Helsinki. Rights to his debut novel The Swimmer were sold in twenty-eight countries. Zander lives and works in southern Sweden with his family.

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