The Swimmer

The Swimmer

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"A deep-cover CIA agent races across Europe to save the daughter he never knew... In the end, you cannot hide who you are. Klara Walldéen was raised by her grandparents on a remote archipelago in the Baltic Sea, learning to fish and hunt and sail a boat through a storm. Now, as an EU Parliament aide in Brussels, she is learning how to navigate the treacherous currents of international politics: the lines between friend and enemy, truth and lies. But Klara has accidentally seen something she shouldn't have: a laptop containing information so sensitive that someone will kill to keep hidden. Suddenly, she is thrown into a terrifying chase across Europe, with no idea who is hunting her or why. Meanwhile, in Virginia, an old spy hides from his past. Once, he was a man of action, an operative so dedicated that he abandoned his infant daughter to keep his cover. Now, he is the only man who can save Klara . . . and she is the only woman who can allow him to lay old ghosts to rest" -- from publisher's web site
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780062337245
0062337246
Branch Call Number: FIC Zander, J 2015
Characteristics: 417 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Wessel, Elizabeth Clark - Translator
Alternative Title: Simmaren. English

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lavender70
Apr 27, 2017

It was OK, but not on my top list of thrillers. I found it too slow, a bit disjointed.

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davey_cavey
Oct 17, 2015

I enjoyed this character-driven, atypically-plotted and paced spy thriller especially because it avoided spy thriller formulas for the most part.

I'm also amazed that this was a translation--the translator deserves high praise.

korkyros Aug 01, 2015

Excellent spy thriller. It starts slowly and turns into a book that is hard to put down.

ronsmedley Apr 24, 2015

I liked it. A different and interesting spy-thriller mystery written by a Swedish writer. Well done translation.

karcoldelharvic5 Apr 22, 2015

Just couldn't get into this book. Gave up after 50 pages

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KBesserman
Mar 06, 2015

Great book. Looking forward to more from Zander.

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stephaniedchase
Dec 24, 2014

A thriller that manages to be intriguing and yet slower in pace; while the beginning of the book suffers a bit from taking too long to start to tie the pieces (and the characters) together, the end more than makes up for it.

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