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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joakim Zander, Elizabeth Clark Wessel Narrator: Assaf Cohen, Hillary Huber Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9780062658548
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An intricately plotted and brilliantly conceived stand-alone sequel to the international bestseller The Swimmer that turns the hottest political topics of our times into a complex, resonant thriller in the vein of John LeCarré.

Yasmine Ajam has fled her past in the rough Stockholm borough Bergort, reinventing herself as a trendspotter in New York City. One day she receives a startling message: there are riots erupting on the streets of Stockholm and they appear to be connected with the disappearance of her brother, Fadi.

Following rumors that Fadi was radicalized and died fighting for ISIS in Syria, Yasmine returns to Stockholm to discover what really happened to her brother. There she becomes entangled in a dangerous web of allegiances and violence that stretches far beyond the gangs on her childhood streets.

Meanwhile, in London, Klara Walldéen has landed a job at a human rights research institute working on a report to predict the effects of privatizing police forces. When Klara travels to Stockholm to present her findings to European Union policymakers, her laptop is stolen and one of her colleagues is pushed in front of an oncoming subway train. As her path collides with Yasmine’s, Klara begins to realize that she may unwittingly be contributing to the sinister agendas of powerful interests who will stop at nothing to attain their goals.

With The Believer, Joakim Zander delivers another "page-turning" (Entertainment Weekly) novel of suspense that is as sophisticated and timely as it is compelling.

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  • “Zander has written another compelling, timely, and character-centered thriller”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Impressively complex characters and stark atmospherics make this a thematically profound read.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Zander’s twisting, high-octane plot could not be more timely…Suspenseful and primed for Hollywood adaptation, this is escapist fiction at its best.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Joakim Zander was born in 1975 in Stockholm, Sweden. He was raised in the small town of Söderköping but, growing up, he also lived in Syria and Israel and was a high-school exchange student in the United States. After completing his military service in the Swedish Navy, he studied law at Uppsala University and later earned a PhD in law from Maastricht University. Zander has worked for the European Parliament and the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. He currently lives in Lund in the south of Sweden. The Swimmer is his first novel.

About the Narrators

Assaf Cohen grew up in Palo Alto, and attended UC Berkeley where he earned a bachelor’s degree in integrative biology. Later, Cohen continued his classical training by earning a master of fine arts in acting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, under the instruction of legendary acting instructor William Esper. He has appeared in various plays, short films, and television shows. Cohen lives in Los Angeles.

Hillary Huber, a Los Angeles–based voice talent with hundreds of commercials and promos under her belt, was bitten by the audiobook bug in 2005. She now records books on a regular basis and has been nominated for several Audie Awards. Her recordings for Blackstone include Skinny Bastard, The Art of Social War, and The Cheater.