Never Screw Up: The Stockholm Noir Trilogy 2
The first-novelist-turned-phenomenon Jens Lapidus is back with the second part of his Stockholm Noir Trilogy. And this time, we're talking true noir. Here, the coke dealers and hit men of Easy Money have been accompanied by cops; good ones and bad ones, but real cops, desperate about a situation that has long since spun out of control. At the centre of the narrative are three men: a fanatic ex-mercenary, a fallen cop, and a young Arab who involuntarily finds himself working for Radovan, Stockholm's own Godfather. A puzzling murder that will prove to have links to the top echelon of the financial and political power connects the protagonists, and soon their paths cross. No one describes Stockholm better than Jen Lapidus; here, it emerges as a Northern Gehenna, a brutal and frightening dog-eat-dog world.