Three Seconds

  • by Anders Roslund, Börge Hellström, Kari Dickson (translator)
  • Narrated by Christopher Lane
  • 15 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this dark and gripping novel from number-one best-selling Swedish writing duo Roslund and Hellström, Piet Hoffman is the Swedish police’s most valuable secret operative. His cover is that of a lieutenant inside the ruthless Polish mafia, trying to take over amphetamine distribution within Sweden’s prison system. With this, his most dangerous assignment, success will mean a new identity and the freedom to start a new life with his wife and young sons.
When a botched drug deal involving Hoffman results in the cold-blooded killing of a police informant, the investigation, assigned to the brilliant but haunted Detective Inspector Ewert Grens, leads to a string of unsolved cases in which key evidence has been withheld under mysterious circumstances. As Grens’s investigation takes him closer to the truth, government lies are exposed and Hoffman is trapped in prison, wanted dead by both the police and the mafia. He has only one chance to make it out alive and start a new life. One chance and Three Seconds.
An audiobook with extraordinary insights and totally unexpected plots twists, Three Seconds is an intensely suspenseful thriller in which people in all positions of society are put to the test. Three Seconds was a number-one best-seller in Sweden and the winner of the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ 2009 award for Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year.

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What the Critics Say

"Named the Swedish Crime Novel of the Year in 2009, Three Seconds puts Roslund and Hellstrom in the company of Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson. Crime fiction rarely gets as good as this." (Booklist)

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Forget the comparision - enjoy the read

If your only reason to get this book is because you liked Stieg Larsson's work, do yourself a favor and move along. However, if you would like a story to enjoy for a while, I recommend Three Seconds. Yes, it's set in Sweden (for the most part); but the story could take place anywhere police use confidential informants to break apart organized crime. The story ends with some interesting twists. a few which are certainly predictable, others were unexpected and some are unbelievable. You could certainly waste your credit on a much less enjoyable piece.
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- Howard "When I like something I'll let you know. If I don't, I'll let you know that too!"

No Where Near Steig Larson

I have been a member of Audible for several years, this is the first book I feel I was sold a bill of goods. All the hype about putting Steig Larson as a comparison is a great disservice to readers. It was ok but not as suspenseful or interesting as other mystery novels.
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- Bill Burgess

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-04-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio