By Anders Roslund, Börge Hellström

Three years in the past, Lydia and Alena have been hopeful women from Lithuania. Now they're intercourse slaves, lured to Sweden with the promise of higher jobs after which trapped in a Stockholm brothel. all at once they're given an unforeseen probability at freedom and with it the chance to take revenge on their enslavers and reclaim the lives and dignity they as soon as had. what is going to occur now that the tables are became and the sufferers struggle again? Box 21 is a extraordinary mental mystery of the top order.

“Superb...Roslund and Hellström play out the story in taut, brief scenes, dispensing revelations and shocks in definite, realizing style, finishing with the surprise that every one yet undoes the rest.... Box 21 is profound.” ―The Philadelphia Inquirer

“This darkish, specific novel is one other remarkable crime mystery from Scandinavia.... a very good read.” ―Arizona Republic

“Gripping...the tale takes a few outstanding twists and turns.” ―The Washington submit booklet World

“This first-class crime mystery is sure to delight lovers of Stieg Larsson’s The lady with the Dragon Tattoo and Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallander series.” ―Library Journal

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Each bloody time. comparable factor. You all come over for a glance. ’ extra motion, speedier now. Lang moaned and fixed his tongue out on the nearest officials. ‘I suggest, examine them. now not actual policemen, are they? Grens, admit it. extra like fucking Village humans – be proud, boys. Be homosexual. Sing with me now, It’s enjoyable to stick on the YMCA. ’ Lang took a leap forward, legs aside, nonetheless thrusting together with his crotch. one of many younger policemen used to be completely bored to death through now. His breath got here extra fast and he moved in the direction of Lang. ‘You there. Step again. ’ Ewert stared angrily on the officer and didn’t glance away until eventually the guy was once again in his unique place. Then he became to Lang. ‘You’re taking place. for all times this time. The sentence you'll have had twenty-five years in the past. We’ve acquired a witness. ’ ‘Life? For GBH? You’re kidding. ’ One final pelvic thrust, one other ‘Be proud, be homosexual’ and a smacking kiss. ‘Look, Grens. Fucking identification parades get you nowhere. you recognize that. ’ ‘And threatening behaviour. ’ ‘I’ve been cleared of that in addition. Six instances. ’ ‘Perverting the process justice. That’s what we name it. ’ Jochum Lang stood nonetheless back. The technicians glanced at Ewert, who nodded. keep on. The bluish mild begun and stopped. Cotton swabs delicately mopping up DNA fragments in a single of Lang’s armpits. Ewert had noticeable what he got here for. The lab file will be prepared in one other day or . He sighed. What a bloody lousy day. He knew what he needed to do subsequent. He needed to pass, visit her, to Lena, bringing loss of life to her domestic. For her, Bengt used to be nonetheless alive. ‘Hey, Grens. ’ He grew to become. Jochum Lang was once nonetheless status there, stark bare in the midst of the room, whereas a technician prodded lower than his toenails. ‘Yes? ’ Lang’s mouth pursed for a kiss. ‘So-o unhappy, Grens, approximately your previous mate. I heard in regards to the shoot-out within the mortuary. He isn’t with us any further, is he? Out chilly at the flooring? What a disgrace. You bought on so good. similar to you used to with that uniformed chick of yours. lifestyles is difficult, don’t you think that? Eh, Grens? ’ extra smacking noises, little kisses within the air. Ewert Grens stood very nonetheless, managed his respiring, then became on his heel and left. It took them lower than twenty-five mins to arrive Eriksberg, the suburb the place Ewert were basically days prior. They have been silent for the full trip. Sven used to be sitting beside him, using. He had phoned Anita and Jonas first to claim he’d be even later than he had idea, so probably they need to have the birthday cake the next day as an alternative. Ludwig Errfors used to be sitting within the again, as Ewert had requested him to convey tranquillisers and to be there, simply in case. humans react so in a different way while loss of life knocks on their door. Mentally, Ewert had nonetheless now not left the police surgical procedure. Lang had stood there bare and scornful, his mocking activities and all of the leisure taking him one step toward a existence sentence than sooner than. Lang didn’t fully grasp that if he persevered behaving like several the opposite bloody thugs, that so long as he remained silent, and performed the predictable interrogation online game – denying every thing or announcing not anything whatever, mendacity – so long as he didn’t admit that he had not less than roughed up Oldéus, he will be up for a homicide to boot.

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