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Hostage

A Fredrika Bergman Series Novel

by Kristina Ohlsson

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Hostage by Kristina Ohlsson
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  • Published in USA  Nov 2015
    400 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Investigative analyst Fredrika Bergman tackles a new case - this time involving the US government - in the next pulse-pounding book in Kristina Ohlsson's internationally acclaimed crime series.

Shortly after a crowded New York-bound Boeing 747 takes off from Stockholm, a bomb threat is found in one of the aircraft's lavatories. The demands are directed at both the Swedish and US governments.

Police superintendent Alex Recht teams up with the energetic and often abrasive Eden Lundell from the security service's counterterrorism unit to deal with the hijacking. Fredrika Bergman, who is currently working at the Justice Department, returns to the police force to act as a liaison between the government and the police.

The investigation team soon realizes that the plot behind the hijacking is far more complex than they initially thought, and they also must battle against the US government's fear of a new terrorist attack. Now it's a race against time as Fredrika, Alex, and Eden search for possibilities to save the plane and its passengers. Will they find a solution before the plane runs out of fuel?

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"Starred Review. Nail-biting...In an illuminating afterword to this breathtaking thriller, Ohlsson mentions her fascination with the United States, a country she loves, though she questions some of its post-9/11 counterterrorism policies." - Publishers Weekly

"This is a tense, complex story that will satisfy fans of the series and of Scandinavian crime fiction in general." - Booklist

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Kristina Ohlsson

Kristina Ohlsson is a political scientist who has previously worked for the Swedish Security Service and as a Counter-Terrorism Officer at OSCE (the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe). Unwanted, Silenced, and The Disappeared are the first three books in her crime series featuring Fredrika Bergman. She now lives in Stockholm, where she works full-time as a writer.

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