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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Pantheon; Tra edition (March 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780307377463
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307377463
  • ASIN: 0307377466
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.4 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #567,324 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“A dark, politically charged thriller . . . Red herrings—perhaps better, Red Brigades Herrings—ensue, as Persson unfolds a carefully plotted story . . . A practiced, Larsson-worthy procedural.”
Kirkus
 
“Exceptional . . . Persson writes with a sure hand and sharp insight. His detectives are human, interesting, and fallible . . . Another winner from Persson. If anything, it’s even better than the first book. Fans of Scandinavian crime fiction will eat it up.”
Library Journal
 
“While the documentary-style narrative is a bit of a departure from what Scandinavian crime fans have come to expect, it works quite well here (better than in Between Summer’s Longing and Winter’s End). In fact, this may be just what fans of Jo Nesbo and Stieg Larsson are looking for.”
Booklist (starred review)

“An astonishing novel. Once again, Persson has written a masterpiece of a crime novel. Spectacular and thrilling, arrogant and titillating, entertaining and well written.”
—Västerviks-Tidningen
 
“A whopper of a thriller.”
—Jyllands-Posten
 
“A masterly political thriller that plays in a league of its own.”
—Aftonbladet

About the Author

Leif GW Persson has chronicled the political and social development of modern Swedish society in his awardwinning novels for more than three decades. Persson has served as an adviser to the Swedish Ministry of Justice and is Sweden’s most renowned psychological profiler. He is a professor at Sweden’s National Police Board and is considered the country’s foremost expert on crime. He lives in Stockholm.


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He is very knowledgeable about the happenings in the world of the law and the lawless.
MimiDiane
I'm unsure if the author intended this style or it came from the translation but it works well for this story.
Philly gal
I found that the first 50 pages of the book dragged, then started to pick up, and then dragged again.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By J. Garber on March 24, 2012
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This is the second book of Leif GW Persson to be translated and published in English. The first was "Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End". Each book is, in its way, at least as good as any crime/state secret type book written in years, and way better than all but a few. Much as I like the Larsson trilogy, Mankell, Nesser, Nesbo, etc. from Scandinavia, and Steinhaur, Flynn, Silva and others, these two books are as compelling, thoughtful, believable and well-told stories as the very early works of le Carre, McCarry, and WT Tyler. They are as good as it gets.

"Another Time, Another Life' takes place in Sweden between 1975 and 2000. It refers to two primary crimes -- very briefly, the bombing of the German Embassy in Stockholm, and subsequently a murder in 1989, one clearly political, the second not. It appears to be a primarily police procedural. The police officers, and other characters, are frequently flawed, interesting, and act and think in ways that reflect human nature to a very sharp degree. As the story progresses, events relating to the Berlin Wall's termination, the availability of Stasi files, and possible questionable activity of other security services, brings the Swedish state security police into the story in the year 2000, thus revisiting both crimes. As the security police themselves are all former policemen, with some common background, it flows and flows.

In truth, these books require a long article.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By K. webster on April 6, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Did not know this was the second of a trilogy. Very complex story set over a number of years. Lots of Swedish history and politics.
Very well done. A nice bit of humor too.Looking forward to reading more of his books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barryface on November 7, 2012
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Love this new author! Read the first book, "Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End" and couldn't bare to put it down. His second book, "Another Time, Another Life" was also excellent. Cannot wait for the next book from this great author!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Philly gal VINE VOICE on May 15, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Some spoilers
This is a complex murder mystery set in Sweden over a 25 years period. In 1975 leftist radicals capture the German embassy in Stockholm and inadvertently blow up the embassy. Several of the radicals are killed and many are gravely injured. While the radicals are all German the police suspect that they had help from Swedes. A decade later a seemly unconnected murder of a civil servant is investigated by police officers Bo Jarnebring and Anna Holt. The investigation is headed up by an incompetent supervisor, Evert Bäckström and despite the best investigative efforts of the police the murder is unsolved and lumped into a series of homosexual sex crimes. Ten years later the murder case resurfaces and the investigation leads right into the prime minister's cabinet.

This is a very good mystery. It is translated from Swedish and has a clinical documentary style to it. I'm unsure if the author intended this style or it came from the translation but it works well for this story. The majority of the story deals with the murder investigation and the techniques used by the Swedish police. This section is very interesting and as good a police procedural as you'll read. The character development of the major characters is well done and the author gives them enough of a back-story to make you care about them. The section of the book that deals with the investigation of a potential government minister reads like an investigative journalist report. You can really imagine this stuff happening!

I'd highly recommend this book and look forward to more from this author.
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I really loved Between Summer's longing and winter's end - it was like a scan take on ellroys underworld usa. This is more police procedural. Some characters return, and the case is not super twisty. Definately sets up the next one, which i cannot wait to read.
I found Summer dark, and kind of real in a way that pierced through my jaded expectation....this did not do that, though it is a fun and not bad addition to the oeuvre.
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By MimiDiane on December 1, 2013
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This is one amazing writer! He is very knowledgeable about the happenings in the world of the law and the lawless.
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By Sam Hill on September 30, 2013
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Leif Persson is a noteworthy author of crime novels with a Swedish flavour, and he delivers a real stem-winder of a story with this book as well as with the one that precedes it, ""Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End". Persson is a modern-day Stieg Larsson (he of "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" fame).

I note with interest that he (even more than Larsson) provides an added bonus of perfectly serious and pertinent political socio/economic commentaries in a highly readable format of what is, after all, just crime fiction. It's hard to think of an American author of crime fiction right now capable of doing that.

I hope his publishers do not tarry in translating more of his works into English!
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