Tuesday, 12 March 2013

The Andalucian Friend

The Andalucian Friend
by Alexander Söderberg

Hardcover, 464 pages

Are you ready for some high-octane adventure?

The Andalucian Friend is a complex high-speed chase of a book where the lines between bad guys and good guys is a blur.

Think dark Nordic crime fiction meets Quentin Tarantino.

A beautiful nurse, Sophie Brinkmann, is entranced by a mysterious patient. Hector Guzman sees something in her that she doesn't see in herself and wants to know her better.

At the same time, a shadowy section of the police department are watching Guzman and trying to build a case around him. The nurse starts looking like a way in.

Sophie Brinkmann is a widow with a teenage son who finds herself an unwitting pawn in a dangerous game.

Add in international drug smuggling, arms trading, Russians, Germans, Spanish and Swedish gangsters, cops and hired guns, and you have a heart-racing blockbuster of a novel.

Photo credit: Malin Lauterbach
ALEXANDER SÖDERBERG has worked as a screenwriter for Swedish television. His work includes the TV adaptations of Camilla Läckberg's and Åke Edwardsson's novels. He lives in the countryside in the south of Sweden with his wife and children. THE ANDALUCIAN FRIEND is his first novel.