Three Seconds

Three Seconds

Large Print - 2011
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Piet Hoffman is an undercover operative for the Swedish as a lieutenant in the ruthless Polish mafia distributing amphetamine within Sweden's prison system. Success will mean a new identity and the freedom to start a new life. Then a botched drug deal involving Hoffman results in the cold-blooded killing of a police informant, leaving him trapped in prison, wanted dead by the police and the mafia, with only one chance to make it out alive.
Publisher: Detroit : Gale, Cengage Learning, 2011, c2010.
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410439628
1410439623
Branch Call Number: FIC Roslu
Characteristics: 801 pages
Additional Contributors: Hellström, Börge 1957-
Dickson, Kari

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DonnaEllenSchmidt
Apr 29, 2019

Great mystery though the mystery is not in who but how. I figured out one third of the how. I liked this particular book because I was rooting for both sides of the law. I find that very unusual. The pacing is suspenseful. I believe it will be made into a movie soon. Well worth the time and attention.

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dsw3914
Oct 22, 2018

Long and complicated. I read this because I had already read the second of the series, that being "Three Hours" (I think). I wanted to see how the characters in #2 got to where they were based on the events in this one. The second was the best in my opinion. Will probably read the next one assuming another is published. I have not checked to see if that has happened. I am guessing it would be called "Three Days"?

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srkmeyer
Apr 16, 2018

For me, their book Cell 8 was great & Box 21 was very good.
But this one for me was frustrating to read - somewhat repetitive & over long and just not easy to get through because not clear & concise enough - sometimes dialog that I wasn't sure who was speaking. A good story that I wished was just told simply.

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Chapel_Hill_KenMc
Dec 22, 2014

Swedish noir in a gritty world of drug dealers, informants, and convicts. The pacing is masterfully constructed, but a straightforward plot doesn't leave much room for mystery.

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "This is a suspense-filled thriller originally published in Swedish. It involves undercover police work and the efforts of an investigator named Ewert Grens to unravel a crime while others are trying to cover up official involvements. The climax of the story leads you to the edge of your seat as explosions rock a notorious jail."

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bobbyhsieh
Jul 04, 2012

Excellent read...the plot is well thought out and written.

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Mommies2
Mar 23, 2012

Excellent book, with a great main character--Ewart Grens. He is methodical and gets the answer to the mystery in his own way. Well written.

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h19835195
Dec 27, 2011

Excellent. Couldn't put it down.

jw126 Oct 14, 2011

Portions of book about police procedure except content more interesting than Larsson's last 2 books, which related to police procedure and at times quite boring. Gripping story. Characters were better defined than Larsson's characters as well.

debwalker Feb 02, 2011

It's like Traffic on the Swedish-Polish border, but everything from the weather to the criminals' hearts is a little colder.

Three Seconds was named Sweden's top crime novel of 2009.

Hoping for another Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," New Regency has acquired Three Seconds, the fifth novel in a bestselling Swedish crime novel series by Anders Roslund and Bonge Hellstrom. The author team is intriguing - one's a former journalist, the other an ex-criminal.

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