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O Nadador I have long loved spy thrillers, but it seems I have either grown out of the genre or their authors have run out of new ideas I don t even log on my Goodreads shelf all those fat Clancy, Ludlam, and DeMille tales that I spent so many days immersed in decades ago With the Cold War gone, the high quality stories of Le Carre and Deighton are just a distant nostalgic dream But the buzz on this new book got my appetite whetted, a debut novel by a Swedish lawyer with experience in the Middle East a I have long loved spy thrillers, but it seems I have either grown out of the genre or their authors have run out of new ideas I don t even log on my Goodreads shelf all those fat Clancy, Ludlam, and DeMille tales that I spent so many days immersed in decades ago With the Cold War gone, the high quality stories of Le Carre and Deighton are just a distant nostalgic dream But the buzz on this new book got my appetite whetted, a debut novel by a Swedish lawyer with experience in the Middle East and international affairs with the EU administration in Brussels I came away with a B level of pleasure and hopes of acompelling and cohesive story from the author in the future.The story concerns the consequences of fighting the war on terror by outsourcing the effort to private companies.beyond the purview of adequate oversight Here hints of the evil activities of the company, Digital Solutions, are uncovered by two characters Klara is a key aide to the Swedish representative to the EU, already enlightened to the torture and black ops employed by such companies by a friend an ex lover, Mahmoud, who wrote his dissertation on the subject We get fascinating glimpses of her backstory as the child of a CIA operative who put her up for adoption after his wife died a car bomb in Damascus in the 80s George is a successful lobbyist to the EU, whose attempts to rise in wealth and power with his firm lead him to compromise his morality But the illegal designs and tactics of the new client he is assigned to, Digital Solutions, has him desperate for finding a way out without getting killed Klara is driven to delve deeper on the information she has inadevertantly come across, drawing upon the resources of well placed friends and a colorful female hacker Soon she becomes aware she is a target for extermination before the secret comes out She must go on the run, eventually ending up hiding out on a remote Swedish island A shadowy rogue CIA agent and George both get interested in helping her, but they appear to be too late, as assassins are close on her trail.Despite interesting characters, the plot was too predictable and stereotypical to render adequately high levels of satisfaction The complexities in the narrative flow between backstories and the current action also took a lot of momentum out the development of suspense Nice try for a first book I will certainly keep an eye on the development of this author This book does not quite live up to its promotional reviews A part of my disappointment probably lies with the fact that this a spy thriller which has never been my favorite sub genre of the mystery thriller This one suffers from an overly large cast of characters Klara, Moody , the titular swimmer, Gabriella, George who all narrate sections of the novel This results in the same scene being repeated between narrators which really slows down the novel s overall pacing And the plot is This book does not quite live up to its promotional reviews A part of my disappointment probably lies with the fact that this a spy thriller which has never been my favorite sub genre of the mystery thriller This one suffers from an overly large cast of characters Klara, Moody , the titular swimmer, Gabriella, George who all narrate sections of the novel This results in the same scene being repeated between narrators which really slows down the novel s overall pacing And the plot is just slow to begin with A lot of the book s storyline feels predictable and there are no genuine surprises found in these pages None of the characters feel very realistic, and as much as it would be easier to blame the translation, nothing really stands out from that aspect The political angle may bepopular across the Atlantic than here, and the resolution is also rather unfulfilling I wish that publishers would stop trying to reel in readers with claims that a book is the next The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo I have yet to find one that has lived up to that claim A penetrating novel, given the fact it s Zaner s debut, the impact evenprevalent 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 p A penetrating novel, given the fact it s Zaner s debut, the impact evenprevalent 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 tofrom Joakim Zander Description Klara Walldeen, orphaned as a child and brought up by her grandparents on a remote Swedish archipelago, is now a political aide in Brussels And she has just seen something she shouldn t something people will kill to keep hidden.On the other side of the world, an old spy hides from his past Once, he was a man of action so dedicated to the cause that he abandoned his baby daughter to keep his cover Now the only thing he lives for is swimming in the local pool.Then, on Christmas e Description Klara Walldeen, orphaned as a child and brought up by her grandparents on a remote Swedish archipelago, is now a political aide in Brussels And she has just seen something she shouldn t something people will kill to keep hidden.On the other side of the world, an old spy hides from his past Once, he was a man of action so dedicated to the cause that he abandoned his baby daughter to keep his cover Now the only thing he lives for is swimming in the local pool.Then, on Christmas eve, Klara is thrown into a terrifying chase through Europe Only the Swimmer can save her But time is running out..Opening July 1980, Damascus, Syria Every time I hold you is the last time I hold you I ve known that since the very first time And when you come back, and I held our child in my sleepless arms, all I could think was, this is the last time.Ooo Her Zander, who has been pilfering through Woody s Zelig files and laying them down, in your own words of course, right from the get go The president knows my name One of my names.I speak your language better than you do.Drop me in the jungle, on the steppes, in the lobby of the Savoy Hotel Give me a minute I ll become a lizard, a yellowed blade of grass, a pinstriped young banker with hair that s a little too long and a motley but priviledged past.I change faster Fit in better Fanny and Alexander Episode 1 Even if you cannot understand the language that follows, the opening shots give you the visual of the building that will help you picture page 9.Prince Phillip Mitchell I m so happy 1979Social democrat Eva Karin in my eyes equates to Mara, a supernatural creature from scandinavian mythology mostly recognised as female who torments people by sitting on their chests whilst they sleep causing mardr m nightmare.Loved the cover, the setting and the idea of the premise yet nope, this one is not for me Not my cuppa The Swimmer is a burned out veteran CIA field operative still haunted by the death of his wife in a car bomb in 1980 Damascus and his abandonment of his infant daughter Klara Klara, now working in the Swedish diplomatic service at the EU capitol in Brussels, is drawn by an old friend into a worldwide chase over sensitive documents some unknown group will kill to protect The very well drawn characters are developed in the first person and how they interact is a complex and challenging jigsaw The Swimmer is a burned out veteran CIA field operative still haunted by the death of his wife in a car bomb in 1980 Damascus and his abandonment of his infant daughter Klara Klara, now working in the Swedish diplomatic service at the EU capitol in Brussels, is drawn by an old friend into a worldwide chase over sensitive documents some unknown group will kill to protect The very well drawn characters are developed in the first person and how they interact is a complex and challenging jigsaw puzzle that drives this brilliantly executed page turning first novel by Joakim Zander I highly recommend it and look forward to reading his future thrillers Another slooooow Continental travelogue with someone shooting or blowing up the cast This has nothing in common with the tattooed girl.Skip the first two thirds, and jump to the gunfight on the island The plot will be made clear in case you missed something during the endless retelling from each characters point if view.This book is a short story padded to novel length by using several narrators.Could be a good movie treatment using about a dozen pages from the last few chapters. I really don t enjoy reading thrillers, and this book belongs to that category I tried it anyway The book is certainly fast moving and action packed with some nasty vs naive characters who somehow pull the rabbit out of the hat and survive Definitely not believable You get to move around between the 80 s and 2013 as well jumping from country to country There is the CIA improperly assigning interrogation to outsource devils, good and bad guys getting killed, corporate thieves pulling off th I really don t enjoy reading thrillers, and this book belongs to that category I tried it anyway The book is certainly fast moving and action packed with some nasty vs naive characters who somehow pull the rabbit out of the hat and survive Definitely not believable You get to move around between the 80 s and 2013 as well jumping from country to country There is the CIA improperly assigning interrogation to outsource devils, good and bad guys getting killed, corporate thieves pulling off their own brand of shenanigans and then the modern day David, in the form of a teenage girl, and Goliath a plus.Library Loan So I powered thru this book last night since I am sick and needed something to take my mind off of it This book just wasn t for me I didn t connect with any of the characters Don t really have a whole lot to say honestly.2.5 5 Stars Um Thriller Viciante Que N O Poder Parar De Ler Damasco Uma Noite Quente No Princ Pio Dos Anos Um Agente Americano Entrega A Sua Beb A Um Destino Incerto, Uma Trai O Que Jamais Se Perdoar E Que Ser O Come O De Uma Fuga De Si Pr Prio At Ao Dia Em Que N O Pode Continuar A Esconder Se Da Verdade E Se V Obrigado A Tomar Uma Decis O Crucial Trinta Anos Depois, Klara Walld En, Uma Jovem Sueca Que Trabalha No Parlamento Europeu, V Se Envolvida Numa Trama De Espionagem Internacional Na Qual Est Implicado Mahmoud Shammosh, O Seu Antigo Amante E Ex Membro Das For As Especiais Do Ex Rcito Sueco Klara E Mahmoud Transformam Se No Alvo De Uma Ca Ada Atrav S Da Europa, Um Mundo Onde As Fronteiras Entre Pa Ses S O T O T Nues Como A Linha Que Separa Um Aliado De Um Inimigo, A Verdade Da Mentira, O Passado Do Presente If you like to lose yourself in stories of clandestine American CIA spies, brilliant Swedish women who work in law firms, thrilling gun battles and car chases, than this novel is for you Great escape and just plain fun for a summer read on the beach or by the pool.


About the Author: Joakim Zander

Born in Stockholm, Joakim Zander has lived in Syria, Israel, and the USA, before settling in Helsinki where he now lives He studied law at Uppsala and Maastricht Universities, and his award winning PhD thesis was published by Cambridge University Press He now works as a lawyer for the European Union.


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