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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: Robert Karjel Narrator: Jeff Harding Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2015 ISBN: 9781681411712
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Ernst Grip of the Swedish security police has no idea why he’s been dispatched to a remote American military base in the Indian Ocean. Met by FBI agent Shauna Friedman, he learns that the US wants him to determine whether a prisoner they’re holding is a Swedish citizen.

The detainee, known only as “N.”, is a suspect in an Islamist-inspired terror attack in the U.S. heartland. Tortured by the CIA, he refuses to talk. Yet all the evidence points to a cabal of survivors from the devastating 2004 tsunami that struck Thailand: a ruthless American arms dealer, a Czech hit man, a mysterious nurse from Kansas, a heartbreakingly naïve Pakistani—and a Swede.

But the prisoner is not the only one harboring dangerous secrets. Grip hides a double life that will lead him into terra incognita, and Friedman, too, is not who she appears to be. In a world ruled by fear, mistrust, and deadly betrayal, these unlikely partners must learn to trust one another if they hope to stay alive.

Drawing on his military and diplomatic experience, Robert Karjel explores the uneasy repercussions of 9/11, illuminating the moral compromises that people—and nations—make in the name of security and survival.

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  • “Superior thriller…Filled with rich characterization and unforeseeable twists and revelations, this mesmerizing first in a planned series will leave readers gasping for breath.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Fans of Homeland, take note: A new writer of international terrorism thrillers has arrived on the scene, and he has the credentials to bring a stark sense of realism to his dark tales. A lieutenant colonel in the Swedish Air Force who has flown missions in Afghanistan and Somalia, Karjel takes readers to a black-ops site in the Indian Ocean in this tense and unsettling English-language debut.”

    BookPage

  • A BookPage Top Pick for July in Thrillers
  • A 2016 Booklist Top 10 Crime Fiction Debuts Selection
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About the Author

Robert Karjel is a lieutenant colonel in the Swedish Air Force. His job as a helicopter pilot has taken him all over the world, from peacekeeping in Afghanistan to pirate hunting in Somalia. He is the only Swedish pilot who has trained with the U.S. Marine Corps and flown its attack helicopters. He lives in Stockholm.

About the Narrator

Jeff Harding, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is one of the most active American actors based in Britain. He is regularly seen in film and television but maintains interest in fringe theater. He is particularly active in voice-over and radio work. Having competed in rowing for many years, he still lives by the Thames and rows regularly.