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A deep-cover CIA agent races across Europe to save the daughter he never knew.
A penetrating novel, given the fact it’s Zaner’s debut, the impact even more prevalent. Translated from Zander’s native tongue of Swedish absolutely nothing is missed, translation is superb.
The plot is full of suspense and subterfuge. Gripping, will hold your attention throughout as you burn through the pages absorbed by varying characters and riveting narrative, the plot rather intricate. Fast paced, you won’t be able to put the book down.
The characters come to life as each one is masterfully pulled into the narrative. The characters are clearly the building blocks, Klara the apex. Aging CIA agent, political aide, black ops all creating a vibrant cast with vital roles, all intriguing.
Zander describes environs in a rich manner. The reader will feel part of Brussels as well as the isolated Scandinavian island locations. Zander’s simplistic yet strong writing completes the thrilling reading adventure.
A well crafted political suspense/thriller addressing guilt, revenge and redemption. Great ending, highly impressed with Zander, a wonderful indicator of a successful writing career. Looking forward to more from Joakim Zander.
About Joakim Zander
Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Joakim Zander 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. The Swimmer is his first novel; rights have been sold in 28 territories. Zander currently lives in southern Sweden with his wife and two children.
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