The Swimmer (Compact Disc)

By Joakim Zander, Elizabeth Clark Wessel (Translator), Peter Ganim (Read by)

HarperCollins, 9781481533171

Publication Date: February 10, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (2/9/2015)
Digital Audiobook (2/23/2015)
Paperback (2/16/2016)
Hardcover (2/10/2015)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (2/1/2015)
Paperback, Large Print (2/10/2015)
Compact Disc (2/10/2015)

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February 2015 Indie Next List

“This Swedish thriller with its roots in the Middle East features a burnt-out CIA agent, a couple of incredible young women, and a rogue company of villains that contracted with the CIA to do 'enhanced' interrogation in Iraq and Afghanistan. With untrustworthy colleagues, a greedy, self-interested lobbyist, and shifting alliances, Klara Waldeen, a lawyer working in an EU office in Brussels, finds herself enmeshed in a cover-up with deadly elements. Her tribulations, after a terrifying chase around Europe, culminate on Christmas Eve on an island off the coast of Sweden in the arms of her grandparents. Thrilling post-holiday reading!”
— Darwin Ellis, Books On The Common, Ridgefield, CT
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A deep-cover CIA agent races across Europe to save the daughter he never knew in this electrifying debut thriller--an international sensation billed as "Homeland meets Stieg Larsson" that heralds the arrival of a new master sure to follow in the footsteps of Stieg Larsson, John Le Carr , and Graham Greene.

In the end, you cannot hide who you are.

Klara Walld en was raised by her grandparents on a remote archipelago in the Baltic Sea, learning to fish and hunt and sail a boat through a storm. Now, as an EU Parliament aide in Brussels, she is learning how to navigate the treacherous currents of international politics: the lines between friend and enemy, truth and lies.

But Klara has accidentally seen something she shouldn't have: a laptop containing information so sensitive that someone will kill to keep hidden. Suddenly, she is thrown into a terrifying chase across Europe, with no idea who is hunting her or why.

Meanwhile, in Virginia, an old spy hides from his past. Once, he was a man of action, an operative so dedicated that he abandoned his infant daughter to keep his cover. Now, he is the only man who can save Klara . . . and she is the only woman who can allow him to lay old ghosts to rest.