Joakim Zander, author of The Swimmer, on tour February 2015

Posted By on January 30, 2015

The SwimmerAbout The Swimmer

• Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Harper (February 10, 2015)

A deep-cover CIA agent races across Europe to save the daughter he never knew in this electrifying debut thriller— an international sensation billed as “Homeland meets Stieg Larsson”—that heralds the arrival of a new master.

Early 1980s, Damascus. A nameless American spy abandons his newborn child to an uncertain fate. His inability to forgive himself for what he has done leads him on a lifelong quest to escape his past that will take him to Lebanon, Afghanistan, Iraq—anywhere where the danger and the stress allow him to forget.

Thirty years later, EU aide Klara Walldéen is learning to navigate the world of politics—the lines between friend and enemy, truth and lies. But Klara has just seen something she should not have: a laptop containing information so sensitive that people will kill to keep it hidden. Suddenly she is thrown into a terrifying chase through Europe, with no idea who is hunting her or why.

Their stories converge one stormy Christmas Eve in the Swedish archipelago, where blood is spilled, shocking discoveries are made, and the past inevitably catches up with the present.

Praise for The Swimmer

“Comparable to the best of John le Carré.” —Joseph Finder, author of Suspicion

“A terrific globe-trotting page-turner.” —Chris Pavone, author of The Expats and The Accident

“Hypnotic and intoxicating, pulling us relentlessly across the globe from page to page, intrigue to intrigue.” —Olen Steinhauer, author of The Cairo Affair

“An international thriller with the pace and intensity of a Jason Bourne adventure.” —Kirkus

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About Joakim Zander

Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Joakim Zander has lived in Syria and Israel and graduated from high school in the United States. He earned a PhD in Law from Maastricht University in the Netherlands and has worked as a lawyer for the European Union in Brussels and Helsinki. The Swimmer is his first novel; rights have been sold in 28 territories. Zander currently lives in southern Sweden with his wife and two children.

Follow Zander on Twitter, @JoakimZander.

Joakim’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, February 10th: Bibiotica

Wednesday, February 11th: Man of La Book

Friday, February 13th: Dreams, Etc.

Monday, February 16th: My Bookish Ways

Tuesday, February 17th: Staircase Wit

Thursday, February 19th: Annabel & Alice

Friday, February 20th: Kritters Ramblings

Monday, February 23rd: Stephany Writes

Tuesday, February 24th: A Dream Within a Dream

Wednesday, February 25th: Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks

Thursday, February 26th: Ace and Hoser Blook

Monday, March 2nd: The Discerning Reader

Friday, March 6th: Mockingbird Hill Cottage

Wednesday, March 11th: Many Hats

Wednesday, March 11th: From the TBR Pile

Sunday, March 15th: Jorie Loves a Story

Sunday, March 15th: Novel Escapes


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