The Carrier

The Carrier

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Hardback (23 May 2019) | English

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Synopsis

The man with the nuclear briefcase has gone rogue - Mission Impossible meets the Hunt for Red October

"What should a thriller do to rise above the ranks of the clichéd? It does no harm to demonstrate some intelligence and (if possible) an engagement with serious issues - but no polemics. Thankfully, Mattias Berg's The Carrier hits those targets squarely" Barry Forshaw, Financial Times

"Enjoyable, ingenious . . . packed with fascinatingly arcane nuclear facts" Myles McWeeney, Irish Independent

Erasmus Levine has a job like no other

He travels with the President of the United States at all times, and holds in his hands the power to obliterate life as we know it. He is the man with the nuclear briefcase, part of a crack team of top-secret operatives established after 9/11, led by a man codenamed Edelweiss. But not even Edelweiss is party to the identity of their ultimate authority, known only as Alpha.

Erasmus Levine has a secret

For years he has been receiving cryptic messages from Alpha, an elaborate communication that began with the words we two against the world. Levine begins thinking of escape: his chance comes during an official visit to Sweden, when the alarm sounds in Stockholm's Grand Hotel.

But Alpha has other plans

From their first meeting in a network of tunnels and bunkers beneath the city, Levine is drawn into a plan to eliminate the world's nuclear arsenals. But is controlled demolition really the endgame? Could he be working towards a controlled apocalypse, a doomsday plot to wipe humanity from the face of the earth?

Translated from the Swedish by George Goulding

About the Publisher

MacLehose Press

MacLehose Press

The MacLehose Press is devoted to the translation of literature and crime fiction into English, and to the publication of a very few outstanding writers in English. This press has broken new ground with the bestselling success of the Swedish writer Stieg Larsson and with many other critically acclaimed books including translations from Italian, Spanish, Polish, Icelandic, French, and Arabic.

Book information

ISBN: 9780857057907
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Imprint: MacLehose Press
Pub date:
Edition: Hardback original
DEWEY: 839.738
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 479
Weight: 726g
Height: 167mm
Width: 240mm
Spine width: 40mm