Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, totally worn out and screaming,
"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Monday, January 3, 2011

Mailbox Mondays

Mailbox Monday at The Printed Page (this month at Rose City Reader) is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Only one book last week but that was enough with all of the holiday stuff going on. Our New Year's Eve was happy, quiet and cold - great conditions for reading! I wish the best for all of you during the new year and may your mailbox always be full of goodies!

Three Seconds
by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom

To review from February Partners

Dark, suspenseful, and more riveting than any thriller at the local cineplex, THREE SECONDS is the latest novel from best-selling Swedish duo Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström-heirs apparent to Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell as the masters of Scandinavian crime.

Piet Hoffman, a top secret operative for the Swedish police, is about to embark on his most dangerous assignment yet: after years spent infiltrating the Polish mafia, he's become a key player in their attempt to take over amphetamine distribution inside Sweden's prisons. To stop them from succeeding, he will have to go deep cover, posing as a prisoner inside the country's most notorious jail.

But when a botched drug deal involving Hoffman results in a murder, the investigation is assigned to the brilliant but haunted Detective Inspector Ewert Grens--a man who never gives up until he's cracked the case. Grens's determination to find the killer not only threatens to expose Hoffman's true identity-it may reveal even bigger crimes involving the highest levels of power. And there are people who will do anything to stop him from discovering the truth.

Winner of the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers' 2009 award for Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year, and a #1 best-seller there, THREE SECONDS captures a nefarious world of betrayal and violence, where a wise man trusts no one and even the most valuable agent can be “burned.”


  1. I've seen this on a few lists today so I'm looking forward to the reviews. Happy New Year!

  2. That looks like a good one! I hope you enjoy it!

  3. This looks like just my kind of read! I have to check it out!

    Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year. May 2011 be filled with reading!

    Here is my Monday: Mailbox/What Are You Reading? post!

  4. Sounds like quite the action-packed read - hope it is wonderful.

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi :)

  5. Sounds very action oriented! Enjoy


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