Klara Walldeen

6 books in series
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The Swimmer Publisher's Summary

International Best Seller

A deep-cover CIA agent races across Europe to save the daughter he never knew in this electrifying debut thriller - an international sensation billed as "Homeland meets Stieg Larsson" that heralds the arrival of a new master sure to follow in the footsteps of Stieg Larsson, John Le Carré, and Graham Greene.

In the end you cannot hide who you are.

Klara Walldéen was raised by her grandparents on a remote archipelago in the Baltic Sea, learning to fish and hunt and sail a boat through a storm. Now, as an EU Parliament aide in Brussels, she is learning how to navigate the treacherous currents of international politics: the lines between friend and enemy, truth and lies.

But Klara has accidentally seen something she shouldn't have: a laptop containing information so sensitive that someone will kill to keep it hidden. Suddenly she is thrown into a terrifying chase across Europe, with no idea who is hunting her or why.

Meanwhile, in Virginia, an old spy hides from his past. Once he was a man of action, an operative so dedicated that he abandoned his infant daughter to keep his cover. Now he is the only man who can save Klara...and she is the only woman who can allow him to lay old ghosts to rest.

©2015 Joakim Zander (P)2015 HarperCollins Canada
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  • Book 1

    • The Swimmer

    • By: Joakim Zander
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Klara Walldéen was raised by her grandparents on a remote archipelago in the Baltic Sea, learning to fish and hunt and sail a boat through a storm. Now, as an EU Parliament aide in Brussels, she is learning how to navigate the treacherous currents of international politics: the lines between friend and enemy, truth and lies.

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Swimmer

    • A Novel
    • By: Joakim Zander
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
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    Klara Walldéen was raised by her grandparents on a remote archipelago in the Baltic Sea, learning to fish and hunt and sail a boat through a storm. Now, as an EU Parliament aide in Brussels, she is learning how to navigate the treacherous currents of international politics: the lines between friend and enemy, truth and lies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Addictive

    • By H. Boos on 03-07-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Swimmer

    • By: Joakim Zander
    • Narrated by: William Roberts, Yolanda Kettle
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The truth weighs nothing… Klara Walldeen, orphaned as a child and brought up by her grandparents, is now a political aide in Brussels. And she has just seen something she shouldn't. On the other side of the world, an old spy hides. Once, he was a man so dedicated that he abandoned his daughter. Now the only thing he lives for is swimming. Then Klara is thrown into a terrifying chase through Europe. Only the Swimmer can save her. But time is running out.

    Regular price: $21.58

  • Book 2

    • The Brother

    • By: Joakim Zander
    • Narrated by: Malk Williams
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Growing up poor, Yasmine vowed she would always protect her little brother from harm. She broke her promise on the day she left home, abandoning Fadi to his life in the Stockholm slums. Now, years later, Yasmine still carries the guilt of leaving him behind. Then she hears a rumour that he has been killed by a US drone in Syria. What happened to turn her brother into one of the CIA's most wanted men? The answer will shock her. It will shock you, too.

    Regular price: $22.27

    • The Believer

    • A Novel
    • By: Joakim Zander
    • Narrated by: Assaf Cohen, Hillary Huber
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Yasmine Ajam has fled her past in the rough Stockholm borough of Bergort, reinventing herself as a trend spotter in New York City. One day she receives a startling message: There are riots erupting on the streets of Stockholm, and they appear to be connected with the disappearance of her brother, Fadi. Following rumors that Fadi was radicalized and died fighting for ISIS in Syria, Yasmine returns to Stockholm to discover what really happened to her brother.

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Believer

    • A Novel
    • By: Joakim Zander, Elizabeth Clark Wessel
    • Narrated by: Assaf Cohen, Hillary Huber
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Yasmine Ajam has fled her past in the rough Stockholm borough of Bergort, reinventing herself as a trendspotter in New York City. One day she receives a startling message: There are riots erupting on the streets of Stockholm and they appear to be connected with the disappearance of her brother, Fadi.

    Regular price: $31.93