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The friend. #3 / Joakim Zander ; translated by Elizabeth Clark Wessel.

Zander, Joakim, author. (Author). Wessel, Elizabeth Clark, translator. (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library ZAN (Text) 33500013090493 New Available -
Fosston Public Library ZAN (Text) 33500013090501 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062914996
  • ISBN: 0062914995
  • ISBN: 9780062859358
  • ISBN: 0062859358
  • Physical Description: 366 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2019.

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General Note: First published as "Vännen" in Sweden in 2018 by Wahlström & Widstrand.
Summary, etc.: "In this elegant and action-packed stand-alone sequel to the international bestselling thrillers The Swimmer and The Believer, fierce heroine Klara Walldeen must save her dearest friend Gabriella and maneuver the politics of a Swedish diplomat--while also falling in love. November 2015. Klara Walldeen returns to the Stockholm archipelago to bury her beloved grandfather, her best friend Gabriella by her side. What should be a trip of mourning and solitude quickly turns perilous when Gabi is arrested under suspicion of terrorist activity. After finding notes in Gabi's purse about a clandestine meeting with a young Swedish diplomat, Klara springs into action, determined to clear her friend's name, and find out whatever clandestine and dangerous workings she has gotten herself into. Meanwhile, Jacob Seger, a young aspiring diplomat, arrives in Lebanon ready to embrace his future, starting with an internship at the Swedish embassy in Beirut. On his first night, he meets the handsome and mysterious Yassim. Their relationship quickly ignites into a passionate, obsessive affair that renders everything else in Jacob's life insignificant. But when terrorist claims against Yassim are brought to light, Jacob is faced with an impossible decision, and must soon confront his role in a complicated game he is wholly unprepared to play. Following Gabi's trail, Klara comes face-to-face with Jacob, whom Gabi was trying to help, as well as George Loow, a suave lobbyist from her past to whom she finds herself inexorably drawn to. Now Klara, George, and Jacob set off on a race across Europe to stop a pending terrorist attack--and get to the bottom of Yassim's true identity. Once again, Joakim Zander spins an intricate tale of deception and suspense in a brilliant thriller that will leave readers utterly enthralled"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
    Here's a familiar thriller trope, times two. Two everyday young people find themselves pulled into the world of espionage because they fall in love with people who are far from what they seem. The author is Scandinavian, perhaps a partial explanation of why the plot often moves with icebound slowness. The lovers are gay, making them already at home in the shadows. In Sweden, Klara Walldeen is devastated when her beloved Gabriella is arrested as a dangerous radical. In Beirut, Jacob Seger is brought to tears when he learns his beautiful Yassim is a fraud and maybe a terrorist. The two plotlines converge in the last fourth of the novel, and getting there will require readerly patience. Still, there is considerable depth of feeling here, and those taken with Peter Høeg's Smilla's Sense of Snow (1993) and the novels of Steig Larsson will be right at home. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Deception > Fiction.
Terrorism > Prevention > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Diplomats > Sweden > Fiction.
FICTION / Espionage.
FICTION / Action & Adventure.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction.
Spy stories.

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