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... show more
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.
Publish date: January 3rd 2012
Pages no: 376
Edition language: English
Series: Grens & Sundkvist (#3)
Grens & Sundkvist book # 3This is one provocative reading experience that pushes a point of view that is quite controversial: those who advocate capital punishment. Death-row and the conflicting desires for justice and retribution is the premise in this multilayered plot. Detective Superintendent Ew...
WTH??? The reason I read R&H is for the twistedness in their storylines. What do you get in this one? A commentary wrapped up in a boring storyline (with absolutely no twistedness, btw) against the death penalty in the US. Really...I want the couple of hours it took me to read this book back. In the...