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Jens Lapidus is a criminal defense lawyer who represents some of Sweden’s most notorious underworld criminals. He lives in Stockholm with his wife.
I understand this is a translated book, but the translation seems a bit stilted.
The charm of this book, for me individually, was that these characters are definitely not good guys, and yet each is somehow likeable in one way or the other.
It does end with a kind of feel-good open-ended situation that makes me suspect there's a second book to come.
The worst writing ever. Boring, and no plot. So mad I spent the money!!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I get a great many books from AMZ. I'm happy to rate by stars but cannot and will not constantly come up with 20-word reviews.Published 5 months ago by M. M. Thomas
I read a review of this book online, which made me very eager to read this Swedish crime story (inevitably it was compared to Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell), and wish I could... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Paul Benjamin
Fun, relatively fast read - Lapidus has a strange style where he speaks in short burts, which was a bit distracting to me, but overall, the story is enjoyable and a novel look at a... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Keyser Soze
I enjoyed the book, but unlike the Larson trilogy, it took a while for me to get into it. I agree with other reviewers about the translation issues. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Suzi L
I forced myself to read the entire novel. Good plot, but I agree with other reviews that the dialog was very sophomoric and distracting. Read morePublished 9 months ago by London girl
A good story, the only problem I had with it is that there are absolutely NO characters who are like-able or that you're 'rooting' for. Read morePublished 9 months ago by David Lohmeier
This is a fair to middling crime novel focused completely on the criminals. The author does manage to generate some reader sympathy for his motley crew of drug dealers, narcissists... Read morePublished 10 months ago by RSVP
This is not my style - too raw for my taste and misleading in the cover - I thought it would be a more corporate world context.Published 10 months ago by Pearl