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Title:
NEVER SCREW UP
Uniform Title:
Aldrig fucka upp English
Physical Description:
559 pages ; 19 cm.
ISBN:
9780330457644

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PSZ JB 30000010357503 PT9877.22.A65 A43 2013 Book Book
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Summary

Summary

They lived among some of Europe's most dangerous criminal. They knew they could . . . never screw upNiklas, a weapons expert, has returned home after years as a mercenary. His world has no laws. His life has made him a violence fanatic and an adrenaline junkie. He is haunted by traumatic childhood memories. One night his mother calls, hysterical. Someone has been murdered in her apartment building. Thomas is a demoralized cop. He's working the night shift when the call about the murder comes in. The victim has been badly beaten, and his arms have been pockmarked by syringes. But someone wants the case silenced - why? Mahmud is just out of jail, and keen to live the high life. He has debts to someone he used to deal for. In a game of russian roulette, his life is spared - but at what cost? He has to look for a man whom he later wishes he'd never found. And his search takes him to a side of Stockholm he wishes he'd never seen. No matter how hard they try, the power is not theirs. It belongs to Radovan who rules over the dark parts of the city where everything is for sale. But the price is much too high.


Author Notes

Jens Lapidus is the man behind the most talked about Swedish first novel in a decade: Easy Money - the first of the internationally bestselling Stockholm Trilogy - is a dark and brutal account of the Stockholm underworld. A young and highly successful criminal defense lawyer, Lapidus' professional experience of representing some of the most notorious criminals in the country has given him unique insights into a world that most people would rather not acknowledge. Jens Lapidus lives in Stockholm with his wife.


Excerpts

Excerpts

Praised by critics who billed Jens Lapidus as Sweden's answer to James Ellroy meets Dennis Lehane and George Pelecanos. He was living on borrowed time. His mom couldn't handle his living with her. He couldn't handle his living with her. Neither could handle knowing they couldn't handle it. He had to release some pressure. Find a place to live. Make a move. It just had to work out. After all, he was back in easy, safe Swedeland. Where everything could be arranged with a little willpower, gung-ho, money, or commie connections. Niklas didn't have the latter. But he did have willpower-- harder than the armor on a M1A2 Abram's tank. Mom called him cocky. Maybe there was something to it. He'd been cocky enough to hold his own down there with guys who'd mess with you for much less than a stupid English mispronunciation. And money? He wasn't sitting on a life-long fortune-- but it was enough for now. Excerpted from Never Screw Up by Jens Lapidus All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.