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Falling freely, as if in a dream

Persson, Leif G. W.2015
This novel is centred around the unsolved murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986. It's August 2007, and Lars Martin Johansson, chief of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Sweden has opened the files on the unsolved murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme. With his retirement quickly closing in, Johansson forms a new group comprised of a few trustworthy detectives who doggedly wade through mountains of paperwork and pursue new leads in a case that has all but gone cold despite the open wound the assassination has left on the consciousness of Swedish society. Yet the closer the group gets to the truth, the more Johansson compromises the greater good for personal gain, becoming a pawn for the private vendetta of a shady political spin doctor. Sharply detailed and boldly plotted, Persson's work lifts the veil on one of history's greatest unsolved crimes.
Main title:
Falling freely, as if in a dream / Leif G.W. Persson ; translated from the Swedish by Paul Norlen.
London : Black Swan, 2015.
717 pages : map (black and white) ; 20 cm.
This translation originally published: London: Doubleday, 2014.
9780552774703 (pbk)
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