Presidentens valg

Presidentens valg Madam President

Inger Johanne Vik #3

In Anne Holt’s third novel featuring Superintendent Yngvar Stubø and profiler Inger Johanne Vik, history’s first female American president is kidnapped during a state visit in Norway. Together with the FBI, the Norwegian police are up against an enemy far more powerful than they can imagine: a man using his global network of pawns to plot the biggest terror attack on American soil since 9/11. Inger Johanne is drawn into the epicenter of the conflict when she crosses paths with Madam President, and the secrets both women thought was buried and forgotten forever suddenly come back to haunt them.

Madam President is the third installment in the Inger Johanne Vik series.


  • “It takes a certain literary courage to write a novel in which the American president is kidnapped in Oslo on [the National Holiday] May 17th. Anne Holt has proven to have this courage, and the result is very successful. /…/ First of all, it’s suspenseful all the way … secondly, this suspense is tied to several different levels.”

    NRK, Norway

  • “A new smash hit from the hand of a practiced crime writer, this time with international overtones. /…/Anne Holt’s alternative telling of the course of the story bears the mark of credibility. Her characterization is psychologically captivating, and her writing as usual stands out as refined and pithy. Add to this that she has a well-developed ability to surprise – and this in a very subtle, crafty way.”

    Aftenposten, Norway

  • “It’s imaginative, cleverly crafted and at times quite suspenseful … Anne Holt has a talent for constructing a captivating plot, and she writes in a committed manner that fascinates. /…/ Surely it is an imaginative and creative crime novel that Anne Holt has written. Anne Holt maintains a high tempo and displays great insight into both Norwegian and American social and legal life. She effectively weaves factual information into a plot that takes a sensational twist mid-race…”

    Fredriksstad Blad, Norway

  • “Anne Holt develops this fascinating scenario with all the cleverness and inventiveness she can possibly muster – which will prove to be more than a handful. /…/ Holt knows how to write crime novels; she’s courageous, she’s knowledgeable and she doesn’t hold herself back. It’s the knowledge and the insight into the police environment, all the minute detail, the credible dialog and the effective and clever – and at times well flowing – style which makes this book an entertaining read. In addition to some highly up-tempo and effective scene-shifts on the international stage.”

    Dagsavisen, Norway

Anne Holt
  • Crime
Reading material

Norwegian edition

English edition

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Bulgaria, Emas

Denmark, Gyldendal

Finland, Gummerus

France, Plon

Germany, Piper

Greece, Metaixmio

Iceland, Salka

Italy, Einaudi

Lithuania, Baltos Lankos

Norway, Vigmostad & Bjørke

Poland, Prószynski

Portugal, Pergaminho

Spain, Roca (World Spanish)

Sweden, Piratförlaget

UK, Corvus

Film rights sold

Sweden, Miso

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