[buzz]

[buzz] Buzz

The Game Trilogy #2

Henrik “HP” Pettersson is on the run. It’s been fourteen months since he, due to a mysterious cell phone, became ensnared in a gruesome Alternate Reality Game that nearly killed him. He now has everything he could ever wish for; money, freedom and minimal responsibilities. Despite all this, he is unsatisfied. He misses the extreme adrenalin kicks that the game provided and his new, comfortable lifestyle bores him. When he meets the rich and beautiful Anna Argos in a luxurious Dubai hotel, life instantly gets more interesting. But there is something disturbing beneath Anna’s cool surface. And there’s something unsettling about her cell phone…

For Rebecca Normén, life should be easier now that her past no longer plagues her. She has been promoted to Unit Commander of an elite bodyguard team and is about to move in with her boyfriend. Despite this, she finds it hard to settle down. But everything changes when she is notified of a web forum where an anonymous police detective writes increasingly threatening stories that are obviously about her. As the stalkers close in on HP and Rebecca, the questions also catch up with them. What is real? Who can you trust? And how do you protect yourself from a threat whose existence you cannot prove?

[buzz] is the second installment in the Game Trilogy.

Reviews

  • “One gets immediately caught up in the story. You’ll have reached the last page before you know it. ... All fans of Scandinavian thrillers should definitely read Anders de la Motte's [geim]-trilogy.”

    CJP.be, Belgium

  • [buzz] is an innovative, fast and stunning thriller. Very keenly written.”

    Leestafel.info, Netherlands

  • “Skillfully woven plot with a high thriller pace – one reads with abated breath and also gets a considerable eye-opener as to how we use the Internet.”

    Dagens Nyheter, Sweden

  • “Anders de la Motte yanks the reader into a disturbingly credible story and simultaneously offers an insanely entertaining read for one sitting. [geim] was awarded the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers' 'First Book Award' and [buzz] will have no problem living up to the high expectations. This is simply a true thriller delight.”

    Skånska Dagbladet, Sweden

  • “This is first class entertainment and once again [the author] creates an interesting plot in a modern cyber-reality. The fast pace from the debut novel remains, with full speed from the first page until the very last.”

    Kristianstadsbladet, Sweden

  • “[Anders de la Motte] astounds once again, now by having written an utterly thought out, suspenseful and above all original novel that I could barely put down. /…/ The best thing with Anders de la Motte is that he has found an entirely unique voice. There is no one like him... Amazingly vibrant and refreshingly youthful language.”

    DAST Magazine, Sweden

  • “Computer game-like suspense, impossible to put down.”

    Metro, Sweden

  • “De la Motte is a name to remember… We are looking forward to part three!”

    Magazyn T3, Poland

  • Buzz keeps up an unbelievably high pace from the beginning till the very end”

    Xiegarnia.pl, Poland

  • “Make yourself comfortable and fasten your seatbelt. We begin the Alternative Reality Game”

    od-deski-do-deski.blogspot.com, Poland

  • “One of the most exciting young authors in Sweden”

    Eurogospodarka, Poland

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Author
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Published
2011
Genre
  • Crime
Pages
394
Reading material

English edition

Swedish edition

Rights sold

Brazil, DarkSide

Bulgaria, Ciela

Canada, HarperCollins

China, ERC Media (Simplified Chinese)

Croatia, Znanje

Czech Republic, Euromedia

Estonia, Tänapäev

Finland, Otava

France, Fleuve Noir

Germany, Heyne

Greece, Klidarithmos

Iceland, Forlagid

Israel, Keter

Japan, Hayakawa

Korea, Balgunsesang

Latvia, Zvaigzne ABC

Netherlands, De Geus

Poland, Czarna Owca

Portugal, Bertrand

Russia, Eksmo

Slovakia, Ikar

Slovenia, U?ila

Sweden, Forum

Taiwan, Crown (Complex Chinese)

Turkey, Pegasus

UK, Blue Door

US, Emily Bestler Books

Film rights sold

Denmark, Sweet Chili Entertainment

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