Another Time, Another Life : (The Story of a Crime 2)
1975: Six young people take the entire staff of the West German embassy hostage, demanding that the Baader-Meinhof members being held as prisoners in West Germany be released immediately. The long siege ends with the deaths of two hostages and the wounding of several others, including the captors.
1989: When a Swedish civil servant is murdered, the two leading detectives on the case, Anna Holt and Bo Jarnebring, find their investigation hastily shelved by an incompetent and corrupt senior investigator.
1999. Lars Johansson, having just joined the Swedish Security Police, decides to tie up a few loose ends left behind by his predecessor: specifically, two files on Swedes who had allegedly collaborated on the 1975 takeover of the West German embassy, one of whom turned out to be the murder victim in 1989. Johansson reopens the investigation and, with help from detectives Jarnebring and Holt, follows the leads-right up to the doorstep of Sweden's newly minted minister of justice.
- Paperback | 480 pages
- 128 x 196 x 36mm | 340.19g
- 25 Oct 2012
- Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Black Swan
- London, United Kingdom
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About Leif G. W. Persson
He is the author of ten bestselling crime novels including The Dying Detective which won both the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers' Award for Best Crime Novel of 2010 and The Glass Key for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of 2010.
During his career Persson has been the recipient of many other prestigious awards including The Piraten Award, The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers' Award (which he has won three times), The Finnish Whodunnit Society's Annual Award for Excellence in Foreign Crime Writing, The Petrona Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel, and The Danish Academy of Crime Writers' Palle Rosenkrantz Prize.
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Back in 1989, the murder of a Swedish civil servant was covered up by corrupt officials, but ten years later Detectives Anna Holt and Bo Jarnebring are still not prepared to let it lie. Working with Lars, they discover a network of corruption and greed that permeates the very highest level of Swedish society.
This astonishing thriller spans twenty-five years and hinges on the real-life, still-unsolved murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986.