Cell 8 is the latest novel by Swedish writing duo, Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom. Set in both Ohio and Sweden, cell 8 is on death row in an Ohio penitentiary. Its occupant, John Meyer Frey, is awaiting his execution. Although a young man, he dies in his cell of heart disease. Six years later a man named John Schwarz is arrested by Stockholm police for aggravated assault.
At this point, the plot begins to move forward quickly. The writers’ elegant, suspenseful style will keep the reader engaged until the last page. Although the death penalty is ultimately the main character, readers can easily omit execution scenes.