This story takes place in Stockholm and surrounds the plight of "Paula" (the main character is male) who is caught up in the Polish mafia's attempt to flood the Sweedish drug trade as well as being hung out by the justice system. Fantastic Swedish crime when one starts to sympathise with the villain, against all odds. Ex-con Piet Hoffman has been working undercover for the Stockholm police for nine years, rising within the Polish mafia to lead its effort to control the supply of drugs to Swedish prisons. Hoffmann must desperately maintain his cover, or else he is a dead man walking. // It’s brutal and uncomfortable, but worst of all is probably the feeling that this reality really exists, the authors have done formidable research for this book. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Prepare yourself for an electrifying standoff between a brilliant criminal who maps his future beyond death and a bulldog inspector with nothing to lose. In addition, Three Seconds is undoubtedly their best book so far. The crime novel-writing team of Roslund and Hellstrom tackles weighty subjects, and their credentials suggest we should take them seriously ... Trust me. Received via Goodreads First Reads. There is also a list of characters in the front, which always makes me wonder how many times I may have to flip back and forth throughout the story in order to keep up with who's who. It stars Joel Kinnaman as the title character, alongside Rosamund Pike , Common , Ana de Armas , and Clive Owen . No butlers were hurt in the making of Three Seconds. But they reckoned. Available worldwide. THREE SECONDS. “This thriller is brilliantly told … For a long time I have not read such a dark, depressing, melancholy – and brilliant book. Three Seconds was a #1 bestseller in Sweden and the winner of the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ 2009 award for Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year. Even the most discerning reader will be really impressed…”, “… the authors have succeeded with a brilliantly written, but readable novel that keeps the reader in the excitement to last row… ” “… brilliantly written thriller, soon the readers get into a rhythm and start to devour the story… ”, “…duo Roslund & Hellström has succeeded again – not just to get the readers’ recognition but also because of its literary quality to get awarded with the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award 2009 for Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year…” “…Three Seconds is a thriller of high tension…” “… besides the pleasure of rhythmic and exciting reading shows Three Seconds on the difficulty deciding whether there is a static boundary between good and evil, between victims and perpetrators… ”, “… an extraordinarily exciting novel, with a flawless construction. Roslund & Hellström’s previous novels have won several awards and great critical acclaim , and reached a … The premise is that former drug addict and ex-con Piet Hoffman. Scandinavian Noir. It features a lot of facts about France, the U.S., Britain, and about different kinds of humans, animals, and other things in general. It is a pleasure to plow through the 592 pages.”, ”Three Seconds is in parts so hair-raising that I have to put it down, pace around the apartment to catch my breath, and try to calm down. Three Seconds by Anders Roslund, Börge Hellström, 2011, Silver Oak edition, Though it took me a while (50 pages? For the last 300+ pages, I couldn't put it down. Hoffman witnesses a murder during a botched drug buy. …but it only took three seconds for Jaemin’s face to come into contact with the floor due to the chronic pain that was clawing at his back. (I mind verbosity and repetitiveness less in conversation than on the printed page.). There wasn't a single moment when I felt that even one word was extraneous, except maybe when I was confused with the foreign terms but that had nothing to do with the book itself. to get into the book, once it took hold it didn't let go. 100?) Three Seconds (Book) : Roslund, Anders : Ex-convict Piet Hoffman--a family man, a rising member of Stockholm's Polish mafia, and an undercover police informant--is sent to a maximum security prison to make himself the boss of the amphetamine trade so the police can shut it down. Terrific book--it reads very smoothly and kept my interest from beginning to end. In addition, it is dreadfully suspenseful. Sometimes the level of detail seemed too heavy, but as a mechanism to lock you into the story it was perfect. Scandinavian crime fiction has been hot for many years now, but in the wake of the unexpected success of the Steig Larsson books, it appears to be even more ubiquitous. I love Scandinavian Crime Fiction. This was an extraordinary 'experience', a heart-in-your-throat thriller of the first order. And I consider the three novels in between really good.”, “Roslund & Hellström you owe me a nights sleep. The subject is just as explosive and blazing as the jacket cover and I totally recommend it to everybody!”, “Three Seconds is just as its predecessors very well-written, in a prose that is a joy for the soul. Crime fiction rarely gets as good as this.” This is, according to myself, their best since their début. Three Seconds is an intensely suspenseful thriller where people in all positions of society are put to the test. There is also a list of characters in the front, which always makes me wonder how many times I may have to flip back and forth throughout the story in order to keep up with who's who. I don't know all the books that came out in the last year, but I know that this is not at the level or Henning Mankel, Arnarldur Idridisson, Helen Turston, Sjowall and Wahloo, Karen Fossum, Ake Edwardson, Hakkan Nesser and certainly is no Stig Larsson. Relentless Inspector Grens orders the sniper to fire and then has to unravel the strange behavior of Hoffman. Try Prime Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders Try Prime Basket. Skip to main content. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. To see what your friends thought of this book, Not at all. / / It is terribly good reading.”, ”Roslund och Hellström prove that Swedish crime fiction is part of the definitive world elite right now. Three seconds before the end of the match, the Americans led by one point advantage. This is a wonderful mystery despite the fact that it isn't a 'whodunit' but rather a 'howdunit'. Hoffmann must desperately maintain his cover; else he is a dead man walking. The Informer is a 2019 British crime thriller film directed by Andrea Di Stefano and written by Matt Cook, based on the novel Three Seconds by Roslund & Hellström. I won this hot-off-the-torturous-translation-table Swedish thriller in a goodreads giveaway contest. It's a contemporary look at the ambiguities in Sw. It’s an operation assigned by the police force. And we all know that the competition in Sweden is serious business. Dark, suspenseful, and more riveting than any thriller at the local cineplex. Three Seconds (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Books. You are without a doubt superior in the Swedish crime genre and you keep your readers in a tight grip that one neither can nor wants to get out of.”, ”This is a real page-turner, which cost me a couple nights of troubled sleep. In this superb translation, Sweden's latest contribution to crime writing tackles some weighty subjects -- specifically, the nature of identity, the Swedish police force's use of civilians in its operations, and the safekeeping of its prisoners -- as it twists, turns, and hurdles towards its conclusion. // Three Seconds is a fascinating journey into a world that is very far removed from our ideas of it.”, ”Roslund & Hellström just keep getting better.”, “Roslund & Hellström have now published five books and they are among the best one can read. This book cover says it is the best book of the year. Your neighbors are hiding a body. Deciding to become a police informant puts Piet Hoffman in the position of having to hide his criminal past and lie to his wife and sons. An ex-convict working undercover intentionally gets himself incarcerated again in order to infiltrate the mob at a maximum security prison.Director: Andrea Di StefanoWriters: Matt Cook (screenplay), Börge Hellström (novel) | 1 more credit »Stars: Ana de Armas, Rosamund Pike, Joel Kinnaman This is the second book in the series that I've read by these Swedish authors. But everybody else is fair game. ~ ~ ~ “You have to be fucking kidding me, Lee Jeno!” Renjun screamed into his phone as he hurriedly grabbed his jacket, keys and wallet and stuffed his feet into a pair of shoes. This is a wonderful mystery despite the fact that it isn't a 'whodunit' but rather a 'howdunit'. But, in the doggedly-perceptive Ewert Grens, he has just made the most relentless of enemies. Roslund & Hellström’s previous novels have won several awards and great critical acclaim , and reached a large audience. // I am deeply impressed by them.”, ”This summers best crime novel. 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