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Another Time, Another Life

(2011)
(The second book in the Story of a Crime series)
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In 1975 , six young people stormed the West German embassy in Stockholm, taking the entire staff hostage. They demanded the immediate release of members of the Baader- Meinhof group being held as prisoners in West Germany, but twelve hours into the siege, the embassy was blown up, two hostages were dead, and many others were injured, including the captors. Thus begins Leif GW Persson's Another Time, Another Life.

The story, based on real events linked to the still-unsolved assassination of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme, p icks up in 1989, as the seemingly unrelated stabbing death of a civil servant is investigated by officers Bo Jarnebring and Anna Holt. Under the supervision of their cantankerous, prejudiced, and corrupt superior, Evert Bäckström, the case gets surreptitiously swept under the rug, and the victim is tied to a string of sex-related crimes, despite evidence to the contrary.

Another ten years pass before the confounding truth about the murder victim is unearthed. Just as Lars Martin Johansson, a friend of Jarnebring's, begins his tenure as the head of the Swedish Security Police, he inherits two files from his predecessor, one of which is on the murder victim - who turns out to have been a collaborator in the 1975 embassy takeover. Revealed now are not only the identities of the other collaborators but also the identity of the murderer: an intelligent, capable lawyer a heartbeat away from the top position in Sweden's Ministry of Defense. With masterfully interlaced plotlines pulled from the darkest corners of political power and corruption, Another Time, Another Life bristles with wit, insight, and intensity.

Genre: Mystery

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March 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Another Time, Another Life
Author(s): Leif G W Persson
ISBN: 0-385-61419-5 / 978-0-385-61419-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Books
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March 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Another Time, Another Life: The Story of a Crime
Author(s): Leif GW Persson
ISBN: 0-307-37746-6 / 978-0-307-37746-3 (USA edition)
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February 1975 : USA Hardback

Title: Another Time, Another Life
Author(s): Leif Persson
ISBN: 0-06-115393-1 / 978-0-06-115393-8 (USA edition)
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October 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Another Time, Another Life: (The Story of a Crime 2)
Author(s): Leif G W Persson
ISBN: 0-552-77469-3 / 978-0-552-77469-7 (UK edition)
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October 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Another Time, Another Life: The Story of a Crime
Author(s): Leif GW Persson
ISBN: 0-307-39021-7 / 978-0-307-39021-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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March 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Another Time, Another Life
Author(s): Leif G W Persson
ISBN: 0-385-61420-9 / 978-0-385-61420-7 (USA edition)
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February 1975 : USA Paperback

Title: Another Time, Another Life
Author(s): Leif Persson
ISBN: 0-06-115394-X / 978-0-06-115394-5 (USA edition)
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March 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Another Time, Another Life: The Story of a Crime (2)
Author(s): Leif GW Persson
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Another Time, Another Life: (The Story of a Crime 2)
Author(s): Leif G W Persson
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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March 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Another Time, Another Life: The Story of a Crime (2) (Story of a Crime Series)
Author(s): Leif GW Persson
Publisher: Vintage
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