Cell 8

Cell 8

Book - 2011
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Detective Superintendent Ewert Grens of THREE SECONDS returns in a riveting mystery that centers on perhaps the most controversial subject in the modern criminal justice system: the death penalty. In Ohio, seventeen-year-old John Meyer Frey rots on Death Row for the brutal murder of his girlfriend. The victim's father hungers for revenge, while a prison guard is torn by compassion for the young man. When Frey unexpectedly dies of heart disease before he either receives his just punishment or achieves redemption, the wheels of justice grind to a halt.   Six years later, on a ferry between Finland and Sweden, a singer named John Schwarz viciously attacks a drunken lout harassing a woman, leaving the man in a coma. The Stockholm police arrest Schwarz for aggravated assault, but when Grens learns that the assailant has been living in Sweden under a false identity, he begins to suspect that something darker and more complex underlies the incident. Following his intuition, Grens launches an investigation that spans from Sweden to the United States and reveals a startling connection between the Frey and Schwarz cases.   Featuring a multilayered plot with a killer twist, CELL 8 takes readers on a gripping, page-turning journey that explores the devastating repercussions of the death penalty as well as the fallout from the conflicting desires for public justice and private retribution.
Publisher: New York : Stirling Pub. Co., c2011
ISBN: 9781402787157
Characteristics: 370 p
Additional Contributors: Hellström, Börge 1957-
Alternative Title: Cell eight


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Jul 05, 2018

I feel this is an outstanding work of fiction. Well paced, clearly developed, and believable. Great Mystery who dunnite - Worthy of your time -

Mar 10, 2018

Great storytelling. Wonderful characters. Excellent plot. Crisp, to-the-point writing style.
Box 21, the previous book, was also very good. Just sorry that there is not more by these authors.

Nov 23, 2016

The third book in the Ewert Grens series. First title, The Beast, is unavailable. The second does not appeal, so want to try this title

Jun 27, 2014

The main detective, Ewert Grens continues in the Scandinavian tradition of deeply flawed (human) lead characters. The narrative of the pros and cons of Capital Punishment got a bit strident for me at times, but I would love to spend more time with Grens and his crew.

MBSL500 Jun 23, 2012

One of the most interesting Swedish books of our times - different, but as good as "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I agree with Mommies2 that the main detective is the highlight, although the plot is good also - Capital Punishment played out between Ohio USA & Stockholm Sweden!

Jan 25, 2012

Well written and thought provoking plot. Not a high action book but it kept you interested as you read it. Love the main detective in this book.

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