20 Books for 20Somethings
20 Great International Mysteries, February 2012
Anders Roslund is a journalist and Borge Hellstrom is an ex-criminal. This is their third collaboration together, marking the return of the popular Detective Superintendent Ewert Grens from their previous bestselling work Three Seconds.
The story begins in a prison in Ohio where 17-year-old John Meyer Frey is on death row for the murder of his girlfriend which he claims not to have committed. In Sweden John Schwarz assaults a man leaving him in a coma. Inspector Grens discovers that John Schwarz has been living in Sweden under a false identity and launches an investigation which covers the United States and Sweden. At the center of this richly drawn plot is the controversy surrounding the death penalty and its repercussions. A weighty read which will resonate with readers no matter which side of the death penalty debate they are on.