Cell 8 by Anders Roslund

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FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORS OF THREE SECONDS...
Detective Superintendent Ewert Grens of THREE SECONDS returns in a riveting mystery that centers on perhaps the most controversial subject in the modern criminal justice system: the death penalty.In Ohio, seventeen-year-old John Meyer Frey rots on Death Row for the brutal murder of his girlfriend. The victim's father hungers for revenge, while a prison guard is torn by compassion for the young man. When Frey unexpectedly dies of heart disease before he either receives his just punishment or achieves redemption, the wheels of justice grind to a halt. Six years later, on a ferry between Finland and Sweden, a singer named John Schwarz viciously attacks a drunken lout harassing a woman, leaving the man in a coma. The Stockholm police arrest Schwarz for aggravated assault, but when Grens learns that the assailant has been living in Sweden under a false identity, he begins to suspect that something darker and more complex underlies the incident. Following his intuition, Grens launches an investigation that spans from Sweden to the United States and reveals a startling connection between the Frey and Schwarz cases. Featuring a multilayered plot with a killer twist, CELL 8 takes readers on a gripping, page-turning journey that explores the devastating repercussions of the death penalty as well as the fallout from the conflicting desires for public justice and private retribution.
 

About Anders Roslund

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Award-winning journalist Anders Roslund and ex-criminal Börge Hellström are Sweden’s most acclaimed crime fiction duo. Their unique ability to combine inside knowledge of the brutal reality of criminal life with penetrating social criticism in complex, intelligent plots has put them at the forefront of modern Scandinavian crime writing. In 2009, their book Three Seconds, which was awarded the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award for Swedish Crime Novel of the Year, previously won by both Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell, became a top-10 bestseller in Sweden for eight months, and hit The New York Times bestseller list in the United States.
 
Published January 3, 2012 by SilverOak. 376 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Two intriguing yet apparently unconnected story lines power Roslund and Hellström’s stellar follow-up to Three Seconds (2011), once again featuring Det. Supt. Ewert Grens of the Stockholm police. An O

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The narrative takes a wild turn after the cantankerous Grens discovers that the foreigner in their jail cell is a convicted murderer, the same death row inmate who supposedly died in America six years earlier.

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Book Reporter

But as curved and serpentine as the road to Lucasville/Marcusville might be, it pales in comparison to the twists and turns one encounters during the course of reading CELL 8.

Jan 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Cell 8

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Reviewing the Evidence

The father of the murdered girl really, really wants John Meyer back so he can watch John die.

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A time to re-discover reading for pleasure --- and FINALLY read what you want.”.

Jan 03 2012 | Read Full Review of Cell 8

20Something Reads

But as curved and serpentine as the road to Lucasville/Marcusville might be, it pales in comparison to the twists and turns one encounters during the course of reading CELL 8.

Jan 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Cell 8

20Something Reads

Inspector Grens discovers that John Schwarz has been living in Sweden under a false identity and launches an investigation which covers the United States and Sweden.

Jan 03 2012 | Read Full Review of Cell 8

Mystery Tribune

Books / Good Reads / Historical / Our Picks / Private Eyes / Thrillers.

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Artswrap

A cheap crooner by the name of John Schwarz earns his keep on a ferry between Sweden and Finland, singing evergreens for drunken passengers.

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