The Swimmer

Version: Unabridged
Author: Joakim Zander
Narrator: Peter Ganim
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Action & Adventure
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: February 2015
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 12 hours, 30 minutes
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A deep-cover CIA agent races across Europe to save the daughter he never knew in this electrifying debut thriller an international sensation that heralds the arrival of a new master sure to follow in the footsteps of Stieg Larsson, John le Carre, and Graham Greene.

"In the end, you cannot hide who you are."

Klara Walldeen was raised by her grandparents on a remote archipelago in the Baltic Sea, learning to fish and hunt and sail a boat through a storm. Now, as an EU Parliament aide in Brussels, she is learning how to navigate the treacherous currents of international politics: the lines between friend and enemy, truth and lies.

But Klara has accidentally seen something she shouldn t have: a laptop containing information so sensitive that someone will kill to keep it hidden. Suddenly, she is thrown into a terrifying chase across Europe, with no idea who is hunting her or why.

Meanwhile, in Virginia, an old spy hides from his past. Once, he was a man of action, an operative so dedicated that he abandoned his infant daughter to keep his cover. Now, he is the only man who can save Klara and she is the only woman who can allow him to lay old ghosts to rest."

Reviews (1)


Written by Anonymous on January 24th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I made it through one disc and couldn't make myself start the next one.

Author Details

Author Details

Zander, Joakim

Dr Joakim Zander is currently responsible for the free movement of goods and services at the EFTA Surveillance Authority in Brussels. He has previously worked as a legal officer in DG Enterprise of the European Commission and as a political assistant in the European Parliament. He holds a PhD in law from Maastricht University, the Netherlands, and a Master of Laws degree (juris kandidat) from Uppsala University, Sweden.