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The Resource Zack : a thriller, by Mons Kallentoft and Markus Lutteman ; translated by Neil Smith

Zack : a thriller, by Mons Kallentoft and Markus Lutteman ; translated by Neil Smith

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Zack : a thriller
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Zack
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a thriller
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by Mons Kallentoft and Markus Lutteman ; translated by Neil Smith
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  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
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"Zack Herry is the golden boy who has stumbled into a career in the Stockholm police force. But when four Thai women from a massage parlor in Stockholm are found brutally executed and a fifth badly mutilated, then dumped outside a nearby hospital, Zack must get his act together and try to figure out the motives behind these vicious murders."--
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  • /* Starred Review */ Zack Herry is a man of contradictions. He went into police work because of his mother, a pioneering female police detective in Stockholm who was murdered on duty when he was a child, and he has become a much-heralded detective inspector in the Special Crimes Unit by the age of 27. But he spends his off hours clubbing and drugging with people he would otherwise be arresting. He betrays his lover but is uncommonly kind to the 11-year-old girl who’s his neighbor and to his partner when she’s depressed. He’s approaching a crisis point in his life and his career when four Thai masseuses are murdered. A woman who knew the victims is savagely mutilated as the unit tracks the factions that might be controlling the prostitution ring for which the victims worked, eventually leading to the discovery of human trafficking in a secluded house in the woods where wolves that have been trained to attack humans are kept. Fallible, full-bodied characters drive an absolutely riveting plot by acclaimed crime-fiction writer Kallentoft in collaboration with biographer Lutteman. Top-notch Swedish noir. -- Leber, Michele (Reviewed 1/1/2018) (Booklist, vol 114, number 9, p51)
  • Zack Herry, the emotionally damaged hero of this grim series launch from Kallentoft and journalist Lutteman, fell into police work after surviving a painful childhood. A drug abuser drawn to the Stockholm nightclub scene, Zack nonetheless tries to protect the innocent. During a weeklong investigation of a Turkish human trafficking ring, Zack and his police team fight to give the Thai women the Turks have forced into “massage parlor” prostitution some form of justice. The shattering violence is occasionally modulated by Zack’s attempts to forget who he is and what he has had to do. With its emphasis on action over character development, this exposé of Stockholm’s criminal underbelly falls short of the standard set by Kallentoft’s Malin Fors series (Spring Remains, etc.). Still, fans of Jo Nesbø’s Harry Hole will like what they find. Agent: Joakim Hansson, Nordin Agency (Sweden). (Jan.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 11/27/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 48, p)
  • Kallentoft (winner of the Swedish Katapultpriset for his Malin Fors books) launches a new procedural series with Swedish journalist Lutteman. After a night of carousing with his friend Abdula at one of Stockholm's underground nightclubs, police detective Zack Herry stumbles into work, hoping no one will notice his disheveled hair and clothes. He learns the disturbing news that though the club was raided, Abdula was able to slip out. Zack worries that someone spotted them together. The last thing he needs is to be disciplined for cocaine use. Even more disturbing is the reason for his early call-in. Four Thai women were found brutally murdered and the only clue is a phone message that was forwarded to the police. Zack and his team set out to track down the anonymous caller. Why were the women killed? Was their message parlor a front for prostitution? Were they killed by an unhappy client or rival gang? VERDICT This suspenseful, hard-to-put-down thriller features short, action-packed chapters and realistic characters and situations. But fans of Nordic noir may be disappointed if they expect the introspection and gloomy philosophy of Henning Mankell or Leif G.W. Persson. --Susanne Lohkamp (Reviewed 01/01/2018) (Library Journal, vol 143, issue 1, p70)
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10618881
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1968-
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Kallentoft, Mons
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839.73/8
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no index present
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fiction
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  • Lutteman, Markus
  • Smith, Neil
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True
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Zack Herry novels
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0001
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  • Police
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Police
  • Sweden
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Zack : a thriller, by Mons Kallentoft and Markus Lutteman ; translated by Neil Smith
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1905475
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First Atria paperback edition.
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1 volume
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9781476788135
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2017012581
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unmediated
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  • (Sirsi) i9781476788135
  • (OCoLC)988864326
Label
Zack : a thriller, by Mons Kallentoft and Markus Lutteman ; translated by Neil Smith
Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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1905475
Edition
First Atria paperback edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781476788135
Lccn
2017012581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476788135
  • (OCoLC)988864326

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