Biography

Börge Hellström

Börge Hellström was born in 1957. One of the founders of the crime prevention organization KRIS (Criminals Return Into Society), he has worked with rehabilitation of young offenders and drug addicts. He has also been a singer and guitarr player in different bands, and made a living as a travelling troubadour.

Award-winning journalist Anders Roslund and ex-criminal Börge Hellström are Sweden's most acclaimed crime fiction duo. Their unique ability to combine inside knowledge of the brutal reality of criminal life with penetrating social criticism in complex, intelligent plots has put them at the forefront of modern Scandinavian crime writing. In 2009, their book THREE SECONDS was awarded the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers' Award for Swedish Crime Novel of the Year, previously won by both Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell, became a top-10 bestseller in Sweden for eight months, and hit The New York Times bestseller list in the United States.

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Books by Börge Hellström

by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Presumed dead by the Stockholm police, master criminal and undercover informant Piet Hoffmann is now on the run from the Swedish authorities, living with his wife and two young sons under an assumed name in Cali, Colombia. Only Hoffmann's former police handler, Erik Wilson, knows where he is --- and that he has accepted two dangerous new jobs: one as a high-level enforcer for a Colombian cocaine cartel, and one as an infiltrator for the DEA, working to bring the cartel down. The FBI even lends credence to his cover story by adding Hoffmann's alias to the Most Wanted list. But when the Speaker of the House is kidnapped by the cartel during an official visit to Colombia, everything changes --- fast.

by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Two 19-year-old boys have spent their young lives establishing a ruthless criminal enterprise, the Råby Warriors. With the recruitment of children as foot soldiers, the Warriors are now poised to become the most powerful syndicate in their Stockholm suburb. After Leon and Gabriel execute a maximum-security prison break, José Pereira, who now heads the Organized Crime and Gang Section in Råby, is joined in his investigation by Chief Superintendent Ewert Grens.

by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström - Fiction, Mystery

Detective Superintendent Ewert Grens discovers a startling connection between two cases --- a brutal murder in the United States and an aggravated assault in Sweden six years later.