Hostage A novel

Kristina Ohlsson, 1979-

Book - 2015

"HOSTAGE: Shortly after a crowded New York-bound Boeing 747 takes off from Stockholm, a bomb threat is found in one of the aircraft's lavatories. The demands are directed at both the Swedish and US governments. Police Superintendent Alex Recht teams up with the energetic -- and often abrasive -- Eden Lundell from the security service's counter-terrorism unit to deal with the hijacking. Fredrika Bergman, who is currently working at the Justice Department, returns to the police forc...e to act as a liaison between the government and the police. The investigation team soon realizes that the plot behind the hijacking is far more complex than they initially thought. As the hours pass, Fredrika, Alex and Eden are running out of possibilities to save the plane and its passengers. The race against time also becomes a battle against the US government's fear of a new terrorist attack. And the plane is running out of fuel" --

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Genres
Suspense fiction
Published
New York : Emily Bestler Books, Washington Square Press 2015.
Edition
First Emily Bestler Books/Washington Square Press paperback edition
Language
English
Swedish
Item Description
Originally published as Paradisoffer (Stockholm : Piratförlaget, 2012).
Physical Description
387 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN
9781476734033
1476734038
Main Author
Kristina Ohlsson, 1979- (-)
Other Authors
Marlaine Delargy (translator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

In a slight departure from the police procedurals featuring Fredrika Bergman and Alex Recht, Ohlsson takes her two leads in new directions. The action here takes place in the present but is based on the 2010 Stockholm terrorist attack (an event with a personal connection Ohlsson addresses in an afterword). Bergman is now working for the justice department, and Recht has moved to the National Bureau of Investigation, which is looking into several bomb threats throughout Stockholm. No bombs are found on the ground, but it appears there may be one in the air—on board a flight from Stockholm to New York that happens to be captained by Recht's son. Working with Eden Lundell, the head of the counterterrorism unit of Sweden's security service, Recht must negotiate with both Swedish and American officials about strategy. The two governments need to find a way to work together before the plane's fuel runs out or it enters U.S. air space. This is a tense, complex story that will satisfy fans of the series and of Scandinavian crime fiction in general. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Ohlsson's nail-biting fourth Fredrika Bergman novel (after 2014's The Disappeared) teams Fredrika, a former police detective now temporarily working for Sweden's justice department, with two legendary crime solvers: Alex Recht, Fredrika's former police boss now with the National Bureau of Investigation, and Eden Lundell, the aggressive new head of the counterterrorism unit of Säpo, the Swedish security service. The trio face a huge crisis when Karim Sassi, the captain of SAS Flight 573 en route from Stockholm to New York, reports that a note found in one of the plane's lavatories threatens to blow up the Boeing 747 unless the Swedish government stops the scheduled deportation of Zakaria Khelifi, a suspected terrorist, and the U.S. shuts down a covert operation called Tennyson Cottage. The copilot happens to be Recht's son. Meanwhile, the Americans are determined to shoot down the plane if it enters U.S. air space. In an illuminating afterword to this breathtaking thriller, Ohlsson mentions her fascination with the United States, a country she loves, though she questions some of its post-9/11 counterterrorism policies. Agent: Niclas Salomonsson, Salomonsson Agency (Sweden). (Nov.) [Page ]. Copyright 2015 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

When a bomb threat is found on a New York-bound Boeing 747 from Stockholm, the demands directed at both the Swedish and U.S. governments, investigative analyst Fredrika Bergman must race against time to unravel a complex hijacking plot to save the plane and its passengers. By the internationally best-selling author of Unwanted. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When a bomb threat is found on a New York-bound plane from Stockholm, investigative analyst Fredrika Bergman must rush to unravel a complex hijacking plot to save the plane and its passengers.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

"HOSTAGE: Shortly after a crowded New York-bound Boeing 747 takes off from Stockholm, a bomb threat is found in one of the aircraft's lavatories. The demands are directed at both the Swedish and US governments. Police Superintendent Alex Recht teams up with the energetic -- and often abrasive -- Eden Lundell from the security service's counter-terrorism unit to deal with the hijacking. Fredrika Bergman, who is currently working at the Justice Department, returns to the police force to act as a liaison between the government and the police. The investigation team soon realizes that the plot behind the hijacking is far more complex than they initially thought. As the hours pass, Fredrika, Alex and Eden are running out of possibilities to save the plane andits passengers. The race against time also becomes a battle against the US government's fear of a new terrorist attack. And the plane is running out of fuel" --

Review by Publisher Summary 4

“Breathtaking.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Investigative analyst Fredrika Bergman tackles a new case—this time involving the US government—in the next pulse-pounding book in Kristina Ohlsson’s internationally acclaimed crime series.


Shortly after a crowded New York-bound Boeing 747 takes off from Stockholm, a bomb threat is found in one of the aircraft’s lavatories. The demands are directed at both the Swedish and US governments.

Police superintendent Alex Recht teams up with the energetic and often abrasive Eden Lundell from the security service’s counterterrorism unit to deal with the hijacking. Fredrika Bergman, who is currently working at the Justice Department, returns to the police force to act as a liaison between the government and the police.

The investigation team soon realizes that the plot behind the hijacking is far more complex than they initially thought, and they also must battle against the US government’s fear of a new terrorist attack. Now it’s a race against time as Fredrika, Alex, and Eden search for possibilities to save the plane and its passengers. Will they find a solution before the plane runs out of fuel?

Review by Publisher Summary 5

'Breathtaking.''Publishers Weekly (starred review)Investigative analyst Fredrika Bergman tackles a new case'this time involving the US government'in the next pulse-pounding book in Kristina Ohlsson's internationally acclaimed crime series.Shortly after a crowded New York-bound Boeing 747 takes off from Stockholm, a bomb threat is found in one of the aircraft's lavatories. The demands are directed at both the Swedish and US governments.Police superintendent Alex Recht teams up with the energetic and often abrasive Eden Lundell from the security service's counterterrorism unit to deal with the hijacking. Fredrika Bergman, who is currently working at the Justice Department, returns to the police force to act as a liaison between the government and the police.The investigation team soon realizes that the plot behind the hijacking is far more complex than they initially thought, and they also must battle against the US government's fear of a new terrorist attack. Now it's a race against time as Fredrika, Alex, and Eden search for possibilities to save the plane and its passengers. Will they find a solution before the plane runs out of fuel?