Hello again, savvy savers! Today finds us with yet another book review, and this time Two Soldiers, by Roslund and Hellstrom.
To begin, this is the third book from Swedish crime writers, Anders Roslund, a journalist and criminologist, and Börge Hellström a reformed criminal, currently working as an anti-gang counselor to youth, to be translated into English. Together, they write novels exploring modern, underground Swedish society.
The novel surrounds, two soldiers, Gabriel and Leon, gang leaders who head up the Raby Warriors in southern Stockholm. They embody a no- trust policy towards society, but rely on one another if trouble should arise; they often refer to themselves as brothers. The plot focuses on a scheme devised to get Leon exonerated from prison. There plan seems iron-clad until Jose Pereira, head legal enforcer for the areas anti-gang unit in Raby, a man focused on tracking both characters helps to add both suspense and purpose to this well-written, crime drama.
Though this book is a dense read, the authors’ views about the effect of gangs in Sweden, is both authentic and genuine in its desire to bring light to gang life in this drama. For fans of this genre, this is a must read!
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