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Smoke Screen

(2020)
(The second book in the Alexander Blix series)
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When the mother of a missing two-year-old girl is seriously injured in a suspected terrorist attack in Oslo, crime-fighting duo Blix and Ramm join forces to investigate the case, and things aren’t adding up … The second instalment in an addictive, atmospheric, award-winning series.

‘An exercise in literary tag-teaming from two of Norway’s biggest crime writers with a bold new take … a series with potential’ Sunday Times 

‘Grim, gory and filled with plenty of dark twists … There’s definitely a Scandinavian chill in the air with this fascinating read’ Sun

‘Alongside Jo Nesbo’s Knife, Smoke Screen is this summer’s most anticipated read, and it doesn’t disappoint’ Tvedestrandsposten, Norway

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Oslo, New Year’s Eve. The annual firework celebration is rocked by an explosion, and the city is put on terrorist alert. 

Police officer Alexander Blix and blogger Emma Ramm are on the scene, and when a severely injured survivor is pulled from the icy harbour, she is identified as the mother of two-year-old Patricia Smeplass, who was kidnapped on her way home from kindergarten ten years earlier … and never found.

Blix and Ramm join forces to investigate the unsolved case, as public interest heightens, the terror threat is raised, and it becomes clear that Patricia’s disappearance is not all that it seems…

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Praise for the Blix & Ramm series:

‘Everything about this crime novel sings, the relationship between Blix and Emma, which is complex, but also the relationship between Blix and Fosse and Kovic. The past bleeds into the present and the clever melding of the strands of the story and the slow reveal of details that propel the story is masterly. This tale often surprises or shifts in subtle ways that are pleasing and avoid cliché. As the opener for a new series this is a cracker, long live the marriage of Horst and Enger’ New Books Magazine

‘A fast-moving, punchy, serial killer investigative novel with a whammy of an ending. If this is the first in the Blix and Ramm series, then here’s to many more!’ LoveReading

‘A clever, gripping crime novel with personality, flair, and heart’ Crime by the Book

‘A stunningly excellent collaboration from Thomas Enger and Jorn Lier Horst …. It’s a brutal tale of fame, murder, and reality TV that gets the pulse racing’ Russel McLean

‘Now — what happens when you put two of the most distinguished writers of Nordic noir in tandem? Death Deserved by Thomas Enger and Jørn Lier Horst suggests it was a propitious publishing move; a ruthless killer is pursued by a tenacious celebrity blogger and a damaged detective’ Financial Times

Genre: Mystery

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September 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Smoke Screen
Author(s): Thomas Enger, Jorn Lier Horst
ISBN: 1-78541-986-2 / 978-1-78541-986-7 (UK edition)
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February 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Smoke Screen (Blix & Ramm): Volume 2
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ISBN: 1-913193-56-X / 978-1-913193-56-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orenda Books
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Audio Editions

April 2021 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Smoke Screen
Author(s): Thomas Enger, Jornlier Horst
ISBN: 1-4450-9859-8 / 978-1-4450-9859-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Isis Audio
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April 2021 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Smoke Screen
Author(s): Thomas Enger, JornLier Horst
ISBN: 1-4450-9860-1 / 978-1-4450-9860-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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April 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Smoke Screen
Author(s): Thomas Enger, Jorn Lier Horst, Megan Turney - translator
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
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April 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Smoke Screen
Author(s): Thomas Enger, Jorn Lier Horst, Megan Turney - translator
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
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April 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Smoke Screen
Author(s): Thomas Enger, Jorn Lier Horst, Megan Turney - translator
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Smoke Screen (Alexander Blix Book 2)
Author(s): Jorn Lier Horst, Thomas Enger
Publisher: Orenda Books
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December 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Smoke Screen (Blix & Ramm Book 2)
Author(s): Thomas Enger, Jorn Lier Horst
Publisher: ORENDA BOOKS
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU