Piet Hoffmann is the best undercover operative in the Swedish
police force, but only one other man is even aware of his
existence. After a drug deal he is involved in goes badly wrong, he
must face the hardest mission of his life - infiltrating Sweden's
most infamous maximum-security prison. Detective Inspector Ewert
Grens is charged with investigating the drug-related killing.
Unaware of Hoffmann's real identity, he believes himself to be on
the trail of a dangerous psychopath. But he cannot escape the
feeling that vital information pertaining to the case has been
withheld or manipulated. Hoffmann has his insurance: wiretap
recordings that implicate some of Sweden's most prominent
politicians in a corrupt conspiracy. But in Ewert Grens they might
just have found the perfect weapon to eliminate him. Intelligent,
gripping, brutal, Three Seconds is the new thriller from Roslund
and Hellstrom, the heirs apparent to Stieg Larsson and Henning
Mankell as the masters of Scandinavian crime.