Easy Money (Snabba Cash): A Novel by Jens Lapidus

By Jens Lapidus

From one in all Sweden’s so much winning safety attorneys comes an unflinching examine Stockholm’s underworld, advised from the viewpoint of the mob bosses, the patsies, and the thugs who support function its twisted justice process.
JW is a pupil having difficulty maintaining appearances within the wealthy celebration crowd he has concerned himself with. He's determined for cash, and whilst he's provided a role dealing medicines to the very crowd he's vying for a spot in, he accepts it. in the meantime, Jorge, a tender Latino drug broker, has simply damaged out of prison and is itching for revenge. while JW’s provider will get wind of Jorge's get away, he indicates JW music him down and try and win his belief with a purpose to hide extra zone within the drug circuit. yet JW's no longer the one one on Jorge's path: Mrado, the brutal muscle in the back of the Yugoslavian mob boss whose goons have been those who ratted Jorge out to the law enforcement officials, is additionally at the hunt.

But like all people else, he's bored with being a trifling pawn in an impossibly dicy online game, and he's trying to carve out a distinct segment of his personal. because the paths of those antiheroes intertwine additional, they locate themselves mercilessly pitted opposed to each other in a global the place allegiances are hard-won, revenge is hard-fought, and a manner out of all of it is even tougher to come back by.
Fast and intricately paced, and with pitch-perfect discussion, Easy Money is a uncooked, darkish, and clever crime novel that has catapulted Jens Lapidus into the corporate of Sweden's so much acclaimed crime writers.

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