Fall of the Welfare State Trilogy
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    Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End: The Story of a Crime | Leif G. W. Persson, Paul Norlen (translator)

    Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End: The Story of a Crime

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    • By Leif G. W. Persson, Paul Norlen (translator)
    • Narrated By David Thorn
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    Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End is the first novel in a trilogy that is the defining account of the unsolved assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Palme in 1986 that still haunts the collective Swedish memory. Beginning with the death of an unknown American citizen in Stockholm, Persson slowly unravels the complex web of international espionage, greed, sheer incompetence and a poorly constructed Swedish intelligence force, that in this fiction lead to the murder of the Prime Minister.

    Complex and Absorbing

    If you want an easy listen, this is not for you. But if you want a complex, challenging book with plots and sub-plots, then this is well worth the ef..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 02 2011 by Amazon Customer ()
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    Another Time, Another Life: The Story of a Crime | Leif GW Persson

    Another Time, Another Life: The Story of a Crime

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Leif GW Persson
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
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    Another Time, Another Life is a gripping novel, based on real events linked to the still-unsolved assassination of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme. The story picks up in 1989, as the seemingly unrelated stabbing death of a civil servant is investigated by officers Bo Jarnebring and Anna Holt. Under the supervision of their cantankerous, prejudiced, and corrupt superior, Evert Bäckström, the case gets surreptitiously swept under the rug, and the victim is tied to a string of sex-related crimes, despite evidence to the contrary.

    Interesting story, poorly written, badly narrated

    This is a very interesting story involving all sorts of fascinating intrigue spanning 25 years. There's cold war spying, Stasi intrigue, and clever d..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 08 2013 by Gregory J. Eck ()
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    Another Time, Another Life | Leif G W Perrson

    Another Time, Another Life

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Leif G W Perrson
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
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    Stockholm1975: Six young people take the entire staff of the West German embassy hostage, demanding that the Baader-Meinhof members being held as prisoners in West Germany be released immediately. The long siege ends with the deaths of two hostages and the wounding of several others, including the captors. 1989: When a Swedish civil servant is murdered, the two leading detectives on the case, Anna Holt and Bo Jarnebring, find their investigation hastily shelved by an incompetent and corrupt senior.

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    Falling Freely, as If in a Dream: The Story of a Crime 3 | Leif G W Persson

    Falling Freely, as If in a Dream: The Story of a Crime 3

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Leif G W Persson
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
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    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.

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    Free Falling, As If in a Dream: The Story of a Crime, Book 3 | Leif GW Persson, Paul Norlen (translator)

    Free Falling, As If in a Dream: The Story of a Crime, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Leif GW Persson, Paul Norlen (translator)
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
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    It's August 2007, and Lars Martin Johansson, chief of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Sweden, is determined once again to reopen the dusty files on the unsolved murder of Prime Minister Palme. With his retirement quickly approaching, 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. But the closer the group gets to the truth, the more Johansson compromises the greater good for personal gain, becoming a pawn in the private vendetta of a shady political spin doctor.

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