Liza Marklund introduced savvy reporter Annika Bengtzon in her #1 international bestseller The Bomber. Now, step back to Annika's early days at a Stockholm newspaper, where her talent for uncovering the truth is just taking flight.
The corpse of a young woman has been found in Stockholm's Kronoberg Park -- and the shocking, unsolved crime becomes a media feeding frenzy, as journalists vie to scoop the murder story of the summer. For a young freelance reporter like Annika, it's a chance to jump-start her career. But she's about to discover that ambition has a price, as she wades into the city's dark underworld of sex clubs and high-powered politics. Justice for a dead woman is at stake, and Annika is about to discover the cost of putting herself on the line while trying to make a deadline....
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Liza Marklund is a print and television journalist. Her Annika Bengtzon thrillers, The Bomber and Studio Sex, are both runaway international bestsellers; both have spent months on Swedish bestseller lists, and her novels have sold 1.5 million copies in Sweden alone. She lives in Stockholm with her husband and three children.From Publishers Weekly:
Demonstrating that literary tastes abroad do not necessarily coincide with those of American readers, this second volume of a projected trilogy of thrillers a bestseller in Europe plods dutifully from start to finish. This installment is a prequel to the first volume, The Bomber (released in the U.S. last spring), which followed the adventures of Swedish journalist Annika Bengtzon. Eight years before her Bomber adventures, Annika is a novice reporter for the fictional Stockholm tabloid, Kvellspressen. Assigned to screening crank phone calls on the tip line in hopes of getting an occasional valid news break, Annika receives an anonymous tip about the nude corpse of a young girl in a public park. Sent with a photographer and an experienced reporter to follow up, she is rewarded with the admiration of her editors for her reporting but falls victim to the envy of the regular staff for her success. As the plot develops, the focus of the investigation shifts from the victim's lover, the owner of the upscale sex club where she worked, to an important government minister who keeps a secret apartment near the park. Delving into the bureaucrat's alibi, Annika discovers that he is somehow involved in the coverup of the reappearance of a missing archive that could shake the foundation of the ruling Social Democrats. Annika dons a G-string and goes undercover; a murky diary details sexual obsession; but repetition and minutiae weaken a plot fairly begging for resolution. The novel's pacing leaves much to be desired for American readers used to snappier action, and Marklund fails to supply substance in the form of serious character development or literary styling.
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