Öster om avgrunden (#4)
East of the Abyss
Thomas Engström (b. 1975) is an established writer and journalist, specializing in security policy affairs and foreign politics. During his academic and professional career he’s obtained a law degree with emphasis on International Law and Human Rights, as well as the title ‘Columnist of the Year’, and now most recently the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ ‘Debutant of the Year’ award for West of Liberty, the first installment in his Ludwig Licht Quartet. The novel follows the life of a former Stasi agent and CIA spy turned barkeep and freelance problem solver. Engström is also an experienced translator from English to Swedish, including works by Barack Obama, Mark Bowden and Ian Kershaw.
“With his books about the toughest German in the history of crime writing, Ludwig Licht, Thomas Engström has managed both to celebrate and to transform the classical spy novel. The style is tight, the darkness massive, the suspense unbearable and the sense of humour absolutely liberating.”
Tbilisi, July 2016. Pauline Hollister has secrets, dark ones. The businesswoman turns to Ludwig Licht, now working for the security company EXPLCO’s Georgian branch. But before she can tell him everything she knows, Pauline disappears.
Meanwhile, the Caucasian republic is fraying at the seams due to a series of terror attacks in the capital. In the North, Russia’s presence looms greater than ever. What was it Pauline wanted to tell Licht – what has she set in motion? Ludwig is soon facing his most dangerous, not to mention ruthless, opponent to date: a man he used to know as his superior in the Stasi.
East of the Abyss is the fourth and final installment in Thomas Engström’s award-winning series about Ludwig Licht, former Stasi agent and star CIA spy in the DDR turned freelancing problem solver.
Thomas Engström (b. 1975) is an established writer and journalist, specializing in security policy affairs and foreign politics. During his academic and professional career he’s obtained a law degree with emphasis on International Law and Human Rights.