Three Seconds by Anders Roslund & Börge Hellström

Some of the best Crime Fiction today is coming out of the Scandinavian countries ! And this book is a very good example of that… by Anders Roslund & Borge Hellstrom . The book is a page turner with the action quickly switching back and forth among the leading characters. The main protagonist , Piet Hoffmann is a little different than you may be accustomed to……a small time criminal with some special talents.

Piet has spent time in a Swedish prison and on his release he has established a security firm. It seems that a number of criminals trying to stay on the ‘straight and narrow’ use their acquired skills to establish ‘legitimate’ businesses. Several members of the Swedish intelligence service are aware of Piet and the contacts that he may have with criminal elements throughout Eastern Europe. It appears that each country may have it’s own version of a ‘Mafia’ , dealing mostly in illegal drugs.

Piet is now married … he has a wife Zofia and two young sons, Rasmus and Hugo. But his knowledge is important to some intelligent agents, especially Erik Wilson. Erik is planning an undercover ‘ sting ‘ which would include having Piet placed in a Swedish prison as a  hardened criminal with the intent of ferreting out information that will allow the Swedish intelligence to stop the Polish Mafia from invading Sweden. But before all the pieces can be put in play, a murder occurs where Piet is a witness and this is going to complicate the situation to the nth degree. A dogged Swedish detective, Ewert Grens has found out enough information to send him in the direction of Piet. And please remember one other small detail……anyone in prison who finds out Piet is a ‘snitch’ will find a way to kill him !!

Please enjoy a terrific summer read….’ Three Seconds ‘ by Roslund & Hellstrom !

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