Fall of the Welfare State Trilogy

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Another Time, Another Life Summary

Stockholm,1975: Six young people take the entire staff of the West German embassy hostage, demanding that the Baader-Meinhof members being held as prisoners in West Germany be released immediately. The long siege ends with the deaths of two hostages and the wounding of several others, including the captors.

1989: When a Swedish civil servant is murdered, the two leading detectives on the case, Anna Holt and Bo Jarnebring, find their investigation hastily shelved by an incompetent and corrupt senior investigator.

1999: Lars Johansson, having just joined the Swedish Security Police, decides to tie up a few loose ends left behind by his predecessor: specifically, two files on Swedes who had allegedly collaborated on the 1975 assault on the West German embassy, one of whom turned out to be the murder victim in 1989. Johansson reopens the investigation and, with help from detectives Jarnebring and Holt, follows the leads - right up the Swedish political ladder.

Awarded Best Swedish Crime Novel by the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers on its original publication in 2003, Another Time, Another Life is an astonishingly accomplished and resonant thriller spanning 25 years, centred around the still-unsolved murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986.

©2003 Leif G.W. Persson (P)2014 Random House Audiobooks
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

    • Another Time, Another Life

    • By: Leif G W Perrson
    • Narrated by: Erik Davies
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
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    Stockholm1975: Six young people take the entire staff of the West German embassy hostage, demanding that the Baader-Meinhof members being held as prisoners in West Germany be released immediately. The long siege ends with the deaths of two hostages and the wounding of several others, including the captors. 1989: When a Swedish civil servant is murdered, the two leading detectives on the case, Anna Holt and Bo Jarnebring, find their investigation hastily shelved by an incompetent and corrupt senior.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • What a boring narrator!!

    • By Charlie Wat on 11-11-17

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  • Book 3

    • Falling Freely, as If in a Dream

    • The Story of a Crime 3
    • By: Leif G W Persson
    • Narrated by: Erik Davies
    • Length: 22 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It's August 2007, and Lars Martin Johansson, chief of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Sweden, has opened the files on the unsolved murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme. With his retirement quickly closing in, Johansson forms a new group comprised of a few trustworthy detectives who doggedly wade through mountains of paperwork and pursue new leads in a case that has all but gone cold despite the open wound the assassination has left on the consciousness of Swedish society.

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