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Title:
Any means necessary
ISBN:
9781590518847
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Publication Information:
New York : Other Press, [2019]
Physical Description:
442 pages ; 21 cm.
General Note:
"A Leona Lindberg thriller"--Title page.

Translation of: Alla medel tillåtna.
Summary:
A man blows himself up outside the Parliament House in Stockholm, but miraculously survives. Was he a lone wolf, or are there more heinous acts to follow? Leona Lindberg is put on the case. But Leona, who has barely escaped her trials from the last case, is focused on other things. Her family is shattered, she is living under threat, and desperately needs liquid assets. It's lucky then, that she can think outside the box like no other detective. With one foot on each side of the law, she mounts a special operation of grand proportions. And the higher the risk, the higher the rewards.
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A man blows himself up outside the Parliament House in Stockholm, but miraculously survives. Was he a lone wolf, or are there more heinous acts to follow? Leona Lindberg is put on the case. But Leona, who has barely escaped her trials from the last case, is focused on other things. Her family is shattered, she is living under threat, and desperately needs liquid assets. It's lucky then, that she can think outside the box like no other detective. With one foot on each side of the law, she mounts a special operation of grand proportions. And the higher the risk, the higher the rewards.


Author Notes

Jenny Rogneby was born in Ethiopia, but was given away for adoption when she was one year old. She grew up in northern Sweden, studied criminology at Stockholm University, and became an investigator in the Stockholm City Police Department. Her work inspired her to create the character of Leona and write this best-selling crime novel, the first in the Leona series. Before her career in law enforcement, Rogneby was a singer and member of the pop group Cosmo4.



Agnes Broomé is a literary translator and Preceptor in Scandinavian at Harvard University. She holds a PhD in Translation Studies, and her translations include August Prize winner The Expedition by Bea Uusma.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Rogneby's edgy if flawed sequel to 2014's Leona: The Die Is Cast finds Leona Lindberg, a crooked detective with the Violent Crimes Division of the Stockholm Police, guilt-ridden over her son's death and saddled with an enormous gambling debt. Assigned to interview Fred Sjostrom, the critically wounded bomber who recently attempted to blow up the Swedish Parliament, Leona secretly launches a training program for criminals willing to participate in the heist of an armored car she's planning. How to escape apprehension is a key lesson. She eventually falls for one enrollee, David Lind, who, unbeknownst to Leona, is a police informer. Rapid-fire cuts between narrators convey the vicious uncertainties of Leona's near-sociopathic hallucinogenic struggle to pay off her debt and make a better life for her school-aged daughter. Rogneby draws effectively on her background in criminology and experience as a Stockholm police detective, but plot inconsistencies and a multitude of sentence fragments will leave some readers dissatisfied. Agent: Elisabet Brannstrom, Bonnier Rights (Sweden). (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.