'A particularly powerful crime novel, with the narrative grasp that puts most other current practitioners to shame; what's more, Zander has a truly individual writing style which channels prose quite unlike that of any of his colleagues' The Good Book Guide.
'Well-written and incredibly thrilling ... avoids the predictability of the genre' Skånska Dagbladet.
'A terrific page-turner, rich with complex conflicts and a big, chillingly credible conspiracy' Chris Pavone, bestselling author of The Expats.
'At the end you look up and see the world differently' Lesley Thomson.
'A thrilling debut ... a novel with rare ambition with a crackling denouement and strong characters, it richly deserves its reputation' Daily Mail.
'Timely, relevant and exciting' Literary Review.
'Builds to exceptional tension' Independent.
'An absorbing chase thriller ... an excellent debut' The Times.
From the Back Cover
On a remote Swedish island, a little girl, Klara, grows up without a father. Now, thirty years later, she discovers a secret one for which powerful men will kill to keep undisclosed.
On the other side of the world, an old spy hides from his past. He used to be the best agent in the field. These days the only thing he lives for is swimming in the local pool.
When Klara is thrown into a terrifying chase across Europe, only the Swimmer can save her. But time is running out. . . .
Utterly mesmerizing and harrowing, The Swimmer is a riveting read right up to its stunning conclusion.
A deep-cover CIA agent races across Europe to save the daughter he never knew in this electrifying, hypnotic debut thriller (Entertainment Weekly)."