'Anton Svensson' is a pseudonym for Stefan Thunberg and Anders Roslund.
Stefan Thunberg is one of Scandinavia's most celebrated screenwriters. His body of work spans popular TV series such as Henning Mankell's Wallander and Håkan Nesser's Van Veeteren as well as two of Sweden's biggest box office successes in recent years: Hamilton and Jägarna 2. While Thunberg achieved fame as a screenwriter, the rest of his family became infamous in an entirely different way: his father and brothers were Sweden's most notorious bank robbers, dubbed Militärligan (The Military Gang) by the media.
Anders Roslund is an award-winning investigative journalist and one of the most successful and critically acclaimed Scandinavian crime writers of our time. Roslund is part of the New York Times bestselling author duo Roslund & Hellström, who are recipients of many prestigious awards, including the CWA International Dagger, the Glass Key and the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers' Award, and who boast sales exceeding five million copies. Films and TV series based on Roslund & Hellström's novels are in the works, both in Hollywood and Europe.
'Unique and stunning. One of the most powerful novels you'll read this year'
Stephen Booth on The Father
In the second part of the highly acclaimed and internationally bestselling series Made in Sweden, one brother fictionalises the real crimes of his own family for a remarkable and epic novel.
After six years in prison, Sweden's most notorious criminal Leo Dûvnjac is free, acquitted of all but two of the ten bank robberies he and his two younger brothers pulled off.
While behind bars, he befriended Sam Larsen, who was convicted of murdering his own father - and also happens to be the brother of the cop who caught Leo, Detective John Broncks.
With Sam at his side, Leo seeks out his now-law-abiding brothers for one last job and a chance at redemption - or revenge. But Bronks is on to him, and Leo's father has other plans for his sons . . .
Now two sets of brothers will play out the tragic and thrilling destinies of childhoods built on heartbreaking betrayal.
Praise for The Father and The Sons
'A powerful real-life story'
'The emotional centre of the story is truly compelling . . . the sweep and scope are epic'
'Superior. . . builds to a breathless climax'
'A deep, clean cut into the body of fathers, sons, loyalty and family'
'Will delight fans of Nordic Noir'
Crime Fiction Lover
'Mind boggling and captivating'
The Crime Warp
'An incredible story'
'Incredibly efficient and easy to read . . . gripping and thrilling'
Helsingborgs Dagblad, Sweden
'An unbelievably exciting and authentic story. . . One of the year's best crime stories'
'An insider story that beats any action film'
'A remarkable blend of fact and fiction'
Skånska Dagbladet, Sweden
'Many of the scenes stick with you'
'A powerful and riveting reading experience'
'One of the summer's best thrillers'
'The action in The Father is captivating. It holds us in suspense from the first page to the last'
'I have a soft spot not only for suspense novels, but also for coming-of-age stories; here, I get both!'
'The craftsmanship in this novel is first-class. It is both exciting and dramatic in an almost cinematic way'
Gefle Dagblad, Sweden
'It is hard to put The Father down for more than the briefest moment. It is an empathetic story that vividly portrays perpetrators, victims and police'
Upsala Nya Tidning, Sweden
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