Monumental Crime Thriller by Alexander Soderberg

The Andalucian Friend is the first of a trilogy that will set the world on fire.

Get a sneak peek of The Andalucian Friend now before it hits the shelves on March 12, 2013!

Here’s the story. When Sophie Brinkmann meets Hector Guzman, her life is perfectly uneventful. She’s a nurse and a single mother, living with her son in a sleepy Stockholm suburb. She likes Guzman’s quiet charm and easy smile; she likes the way he welcomes her into his family.

She quickly learns, though, that his smooth façade masks something much more sinister – he’s the head of an international crime ring that is at war with a rival organization. Before she can fully grasp the extent of his dangerous world, her life starts to come undone: her family is at risk, a long-lost friend mysteriously resurfaces, and she realizes that she can trust no one.

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Whether she likes it or not, she’s now at the center of a global turf war between Spanish drug traffickers, German gangsters, Russian hit men, and Swedish cops. To get out alive, and with her integrity intact, she will have to summon everything within her to navigate this intricate web of moral ambiguity, deadly obsession, and craven gamesmanship.

The Andalucian Friend is a breathtaking thriller of the first order – turbo-charged, action-packed, highly sophisticated, and unputdownable.

ALEXANDER SODERBERG has worked as a television screenwriter and lives in the countryside in the south of Sweden with his wife and children. The Andalucian Friend is his first novel.

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KIRA WALTON has been stalking books all her life as a college English teacher, bookseller, book club consultant, author, and editor.

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    The long lost friend coming back around … . Always got to wonder … . (-:

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    A visit to a special place-Stockholm .

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    Some of the most exciting new fiction is coming out of Sweden. I wonder what good stuff we might have missed.

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    Happy holidays.

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  • Bill Sanwald

    Just finished this book. What a great read! Cannot wait for the rest of the trilogy. This book grabbed me right away and did not let go. I highly recommend it.

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  • Xenia

    First time here, great site…I would love to read this book (especially since its a trilogy )I just hate for a good book to end, an I usually read them in one day. Im disabled and dont hav much else I can do. Im trying to find someone who can take pics of all my bookshelves so I can enter your contest ( I dont have a camera). Anyway, Im not sure how you do this, but I hope you pick me to read this book, I would very much appreciate it. Thank You.

  • Arthur Harriman

    Wonder if another remarkable crime trilogy from Sweden not in the offing, Could Sophie be as mesmerizing as

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  • Tamra

    Just finished reading this. It was an enjoyable thriller, but it never became a can’t-put-it-down kind of book. There were a lot of characters and I found myself getting them confused. The ending is absurd, but still I like it enough that I will read the rest of the trilogy.

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  • I just finished reading this book. I enjoyed it very much. The only problem I had was remembering all of the characters. I liked it enough that I can’t wait to read the rest of the books,

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