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A fast-paced and intricate thriller from one of Sweden's most popular writers, perfect for fans of Jo Nesbo and Lars Kepler.
On a stormy night in 1813, a doctor is called to the aid of two prostitutes in childbirth. As he tells the story of Hercules' bizarre and colourful life, which leads him from the bordello of his birth to a travelling freak show and then a Jesuit monastery and an asylum, Vallgren paints a magical picture of nineteenth-century Europe.
Kad slucajno otkrije trgovinu ljudima, nekadasnji sitni kriminalac Zoran postaje metom opasnih tipova. Dobiva dojavu kako na jednostavan nacin opljackati vozilo za prijevoz novca i odluci tako otkupiti slobodu za sebe i svoju obitelj. U akciju ukljucuje svojeg druga Jormu, koji kad pljacka poA e po zlu, moze jedino bespomocno svjedociti okrutnoj egzekuciji. Jormini nekadasnji najbolji prijatelji Danny Katz i Eva Dahlman naA u se pak na tragu skupini seksualnih prijestupnika i ne naslucujuci da neki od njezinih clanova pripadaju samom vrhu policije i pravosuA a.Svinje su drugi roman Carl-Johana Vallgrena iz serije s antidetektivom Dannyjem Katzom kao glavnim junakom. Napeto do krajnje granice, iznimno uvjerljivo i puno neocekivanih obrata, ovo je pravo stivo za sve ljubitelje noir-trilera.
U ljeto 1970. maleni djecak nestaje sa stanice podzemne zeljeznice u Stockholmu. Nepoznata zena odvodi ga sa sobom te mu se gubi svaki trag. Nekoliko desetljeca poslije nestaje i djecakov brat, bogati nasljednik Joel Klingberg. Njegova supruga obraca se Dannyju Katzu, muzevu prijatelju iz Prevoditeljske skole Oruzanih snaga, geniju za jezike ovisnicke proslosti, moleci ga za pomoc. Katz nevoljko pristane traziti Joela te ubrzo otkriva da mocna obitelj Klingberg skriva mnoge tajne. A kada ga okrive za ubojstvo koje nije pocinio, njegova potraga prerasta u borbu za puko prezivljavanje. Djecak iz sjene prvi je roman iz serije noir-trilera Carl-Johana Vallgrena s Dannyjem Katzom kao glavnim likom. Pakleno neizvjestan, pun zapleta i preokreta te napet do samoga kraja, poziva na putovanje u svijet u kojem ni smrt nije kraj.
A fast-paced and intricate thriller from one of Sweden's most popular writers, perfect for fans of Jo Nesbo and Lars Kepler.Private investigator Danny Katz is trying to track down his former drug dealer. Ram n and his girlfriend Jenny have both vanished leaving behind a lot of unanswered questions. How come Ram n suddenly found himself in possession of the mother-load of drugs? And is Jenny really who she claims to be? Katz's investigation leads him to the darkest corners of Stockholm's porn industry and once again his old addiction threatens to control him. Ultimately only one thing seems certain - someone is willing to do whatever it takes to keep Katz from discovering the brutal truth.
In an overcrowded Stockholm underground station a father and his two boys are late for their train. Joel, the youngest, is howling in his pushchair and his seven-year-old brother, Kristoffer, refuses to take the lift. A woman approaches and offers to lead Kristoffer up the stairs. Reluctantly his father agrees, but when he arrives on the platform Kristoffer and the woman have vanished without a trace. Many years later, Joel, now an adult, goes missing in suspicious circumstances. His wife turns to Danny Katz - an old friend - for help. But Katz isn't the only one trying to find Joel, and the deeper he digs the more secrets he uncovers about the wealthy and powerful family at the heart of the investigation. Then suddenly, the case takes a dramatic new turn.
On a stormy night in 1813, a doctor is called to the aid of two prostitutes in childbirth. To one is born a healthy girl, Henriette, to the other, what can only be described as a monster: a boy, Hercules, deaf-mute and hideously deformed, and with the power to read minds. As he tells the story of Hercules' bizarre and colourful life, which leads him from the bordello of his birth to a travelling freak show and then a Jesuit monastery and an asylum, Vallgren paints a magical picture of nineteenth-century Europe. This picaresque fable is filled with curiosities but is, at its heart, an extraordinary and unforgettable love story.
St Petersburg, 1899. Obsessive gambler Rubashov has played every game in town. Now on New Year's Eve, he finds himself on the brink of ruin, and decides to make a bid for the ultimate rush, the biggest gamble ever, to challenge the Devil to a game of poker.Rubashov loses. His punishment is not to go straight to Hell (Hell is full and has been for years), instead he is condemned to immortality. And so begins a monumental trip through Europe, as Rubashov encounters some of the twentieth century's most notorious characters.