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Red Wolf

Annika Bengtzon #5

by Liza Marklund

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Red Wolf by Liza Marklund
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  • Published in USA  Feb 2011
    400 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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A journalist is murdered in the frozen white landscape of a northern Swedish town. Annika Bengtzon, a reporter at a Stockholm-based tabloid, was planning to interview him about a long-ago attack against an isolated air base nearby, and now she suspects that his death is linked to that attack.

Against the explicit orders of her boss, she begins to investigate the event, which is soon followed by a series of shocking murders. Annika knows the murders are connected. At the same time, she begins to suspect that her husband is hiding something, and nothing can counteract the loneliness that has crept into her life.

Behind everything lurks the figure of the Red Wolf, a cold-blooded killer with the soul of a lover. In the end, she must discover the truth not only about the murders but also about the lies that are destroying her own family.

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"Starred Review. Superb...[Marklund] imbues Annika with a fierce intensity without sacrificing her vulnerability." - Publishers Weekly

"This excellent addition to the Nordic crime scene will also appeal to readers who enjoyed her outing this summer with James Patterson in The Postcard Killers." - Library Journal

"Things get too talky down the home stretch. Still, this is a solid thriller from a Swedish novelist looking for a breakout in the United States." - Kirkus Reviews

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Liza Marklund

Liza Marklund is an author, journalist, columnist, and goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. She is also the co-owner of the publishing house Piratf Örlaget. Since her debut in 1995, Liza Marklund has written ten novels and one nonfiction book. Her crime novels featuring the gutsy reporter Annika Bengtzon instantly became an international hit, and Marklund's books have sold 9 million copies in 30 languages to date. Today, Liza Marklund lives in Marbella in southern Spain with her family.

This is the fifth volume in Marklund's series, which a bestsellers in a number of markets, but it is the first one to be published in the USA:

Series Order to Date
Paradise (2000)
The Bomber (2001)
Prime Time (2002)
Studio Sex, aka Studio 69 (2002)      
Red Wolf (2003)
Exposed (2011)

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