Powerplay! Weapons! Characters named Ron! The stylistic writer Thomas Engström picks up the political thriller from the stand at the airport and turns it into high art. Len Deighton, check your cellphone: 2015 has sent a text.
Jan Gradvall, Di Weekend
The words are cut out, polished, sandpapered and washed. They are shining, dazzling, even though it’s nighttime also during the day. And just as the sarcasms start to be too many, Engström brings me and Licht to the kind of darkness that gives new lights.
Stig Hansén, Sydsvenskan
Engström puts pressure on the form and isn’t afraid of being literary. I like that.
Dan Sjögren, Hallandsposten
Engström’s thriller is exciting and a page-turner. The language is quick and the story, with its foundation in the cold war, is interesting and exhorts reflection.
Alf Ehn, Skaraborgs Allehanda
The tone is cynical and disillusioned, but at the same time there’s a nice humoristic undertone and Engström’s prose is tighter, crazier and more memorable this time than in the previous books.
Kerstin Bergman, Borås Tidning