A journalist is murdered in the frozen white landscape of a northern Swedish town. Annika Bengtzon, a reporter at a Stockholm-based tabloid, was planning to interview him about a long-ago attack against an isolated air base nearby, and now she suspects that his death is linked to that attack.
Against the explicit order...more
The series is based on the reporter Annika Bengzton, the stories she does and her family.
Even though I haven't read any of the other books I still really enjoyed this.
All throughout it I kept getting images of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo...maybe because it was based in Sweden but also it just had the same feel to it. (Along with the hard to pronounce names [:)])
Also the same as The Girl With the D...more
From what I can see, Liza Marklund is a well-known author in Switzerland, and this is the first book of hers to be published in the USA. Her popular series is Annika Bengzon, an investigative news reporter.
So what happened in the previous books in the series, I have no idea as this is the first one to hit the USA market. What I...more
The plot of RED WOLF, that idea of the past having a...more
A man, born in Sweden near the Arctic Circle, returns to his country after nearly forty years. He has become more comfortable speaking and thinking in French than in his native tongue. He fled Sweden as a young man and now he is returning to die. He needs to see some of the people he knew so well so long ago. He has skills now that he didn’t have then. He is an assassin and he has unfinished business.
RED WOLF begins a few months after the end of THE BOMBER. Annika Bengtzon has become a free-lanc...more
Annika Bengtzon is a crime reporter for a major paper in Stockholm. She decides to investigate a murder of a journalist. She comes to believe that this crime connects to one that occurred 30 years ago, when a plane was blown up on a Swedish air base and someone was killed in the explosion, and the group responsible for the explosion were never caught. The police had a suspect, the...more
Not so with "Red Wolf".
The story focuses around Annika Bengtzon, a journalist for a major newspaper. She receives a mesage to meet with another journalist from a rival paper who says h...more
Red Wolf, by Liza Marklund (co-author of The Postcard Killers, with James Patterson), is the fifth book in a series that follows the life of Annika Bengtzon, a crime reporter for the Swedish tabloid Evening Post. Chronologically in the life of the main character, The Bomber precedes Red Wolf. In The Bomber, Annika is taken hostage and terrorized. Coming into Red Wolf, she is still battling with fear and anxiety caused by her...more
In this, her fifth Annika Bengtzon novel, Marklund really reminds me what was so goo...more
I thought that I would like this book, so when it didn't live up to my expectations, I refrained from just skimming through it until abo...more
I first heard about Marklund though a reviewer here at Goodreads that I follow. At that time, Marklund's series was not availble in the U.S.,
become the rage after Larsson and Nesbo have braved the Atlantic and hit pay dirt here in the USA! This is an amazing weave of spy vs.
Spy vs. Spy. and misdirection, wrong turns, bad decisions, and misplaced loyalties that just make us glad that we the reader live easier less complicated lives. ( seriously)
I discovered them 5 or so years ago and been on a one woman rant about them! N...more
This is the first novel I have read from Liza Marklund and although part of a long standing series “Red Wolf” can certainly be read as a standalone novel.
Entirely based in her native Sweden, (born in Pålmark in Northern Sweden) Marklund’s novel is a compelling and taut thriller that oozes class thanks mainly to her wonderfully descriptive nar...more
SERIES: #5 of 5
WHY: Annika Bengzton is an independent investigative reporter who has become interested in an event that occurred 40 years earlier, the explosion of a fighter plane at a base in northern Sweden. As she investigates, people with knowledge about what happened are being killed. She uncovers links to people in power in the present day. There are quite a few sub-plots. I had a hard time with the translation at the beginning of the...more
I think the really cool thing about the giveaways on Goodreads is that they've matched me up with books I normally wouldn't check out otherwise. My only experience with Swedish crime fiction came via Stieg Larsson, and I'm sorry to say that I couldn't get into The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo at all. Liza Marklund, on the other hand, pleasantly surprised me.
This is apparently the fifth book in the Annika Bengtzon series - the previous ones were t...more
The female point of view could have been interesting, but the women ended up pretty much being the victims of the men in their lives. Thus far, I'm not a fan of the Swedish version of feminism.
I don't know enough Swedish history to truly understand the backstory of the leftist Swedish groups of the...more
This novel grew on me - now I must go back and read its predecessors. The characters are fully-developed, the plot was fascinating, and the writing sucked me in. Most of all, the devil was in the details - I saw a Sweden beyond IKEA and/or Serbian teenagers locked in basements by oddly lustful civil servants. And I also got to see a Volvo that...more
It's not many writers who make me go and put a jumper on but I felt really cold towards the end when...more
Liza Marklund was born in 1962 in the small village of Pålmark, close to the Arctic Circle in Sweden. She is an author, journalist, columnist, and goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. She is also co-owner of Piratförlaget, one of Sweden’s most successful publishing...more