The Swede

The Swede by Robert Karjel: EW review

Swedish security-force agent Ernst Grip is the kind of character whose cool barometer is permanently set to cucumber: a womanizing, whiskey-swigging cipher straight out of spy-novel central casting—or at least that’s how he reads when we meet him in The Swede’s opening pages, on his way to yet another international assignment. But the man and his mission are both messier and less predictable than the book’s airport-paperback setup suggests.

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