S. J. Gazan The Arc of the Swallow

ISBN 13: 9781623654122

The Arc of the Swallow

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9781623654122: The Arc of the Swallow
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Praise for The Dinosaur Feather

"My best mystery of the year turns out to be yet another stunner from Scandinavia. I could be wrong (but I don't think I am) when I say that Gazan disposes of a murder victim here by an infernal means that no other mystery writer--not even the resourceful Dame Agatha--ever concocted." "Maureen Corrigan, NPR. "Favorite 10 Books of 2013."""

International Praise for The Arc of the Swallow
"An amazingly suspenseful scientific thriller... you will be entertained, provoked, and educated along the way. One of the best [crime novels] I have read, and one you should treat yourself to." --Julia Lahme, "Femina" (Denmark)
"Sissel-Jo Gazan once again demonstrates the careful composition and genre skill that is needed to create a crime novel with more to offer... It has taken her five years to get there, and she scores highly on all the components that an entertaining and challenging crime novel should contain." --Dina Sorensen, "Politiken " (Denmark)
"Brutal, elegant, and complex scientific thriller... [Gazan's] plot totally rocks." --Marie Louise Kjolbye, "Information" (Denmark)
Praise for The Dinosaur Feather
"My best mystery of the year turns out to be yet another stunner from Scandinavia. I could be wrong (but I don't think I am) when I say that Gazan disposes of a murder victim here by an infernal means that no other mystery writer-not even the resourceful Dame Agatha-ever concocted." --Maureen Corrigan, NPR. "Favorite 10 Books of 2013."
"Formidable and satisfying . . . in the author's menacing world, sins of emotional cowardice and betrayal can be just as awful as offenses against the criminal code." --Tom Nolan, "The Wall Street Journal" (selected as one of the top ten mysteries of 2013)
"The asides--the dissemination of DNA, the structure of dinosaur skulls--prove as intriguing as the central mystery. A top-flight thriller that's poisonous, smart and outrageously entertaining." --Christopher Fowler, "Financial Times"
"Simply put, "The Dinosaur Feather" is the weirdest and most ingenious new mystery I've read in years . . . it will be obvious to readers why Gazan's novel would be the leader of almost any pack. Moody and intricate, "The Dinosaur Feather" is every bit as unforgettable as its creepy title." --Maureen Corrigan, "The Washington Post"
"Skulls, feathers, claws and winged flight-all are part of an ongoing scientific controversy about the evolution of birds that winds through the pages of Danish author S.J. Gazan's absorbing debut thriller." --Barbra Clark, "BookPage"
"Gazan's brainy thriller . . . Gazan orchestrates the suspenseful action and overlapping lives of her complex characters with deceptive ease . . . [A] moving exploration of such broader themes as parenthood, love, and the potentially poisonous results of living with lies." --"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)
"Intelligently plotted and psychologically believable." --Marcel Berlins, "The Times"
"Imaginative . . . a book with an independent, capable female lead, and one in which scientific research is central." --Maxine Clark, Eurocrime

Praise for The Dinosaur Feather
"My best mystery of the year turns out to be yet another stunner from Scandinavia. I could be wrong (but I don't think I am) when I say that Gazan disposes of a murder victim here by an infernal means that no other mystery writer--not even the resourceful Dame Agatha--ever concocted." "Maureen Corrigan, NPR. "Favorite 10 Books of 2013."""

"Gazan's excellent sequel to 2013's The Dinosaur Feather draws the reader into the fiercely competitive, high-stakes world of medical research . . . Gazan skillfully introduces characters and cleverly resolves side stories as the action builds to a thrilling denouement." ""Publishers Weekly" (Starred Review)""

"Gazan keeps up the pace as she shifts the focus from one painfully dysfunctional family to another, until even the secrets of Soren's childhood are exposed. Among the latest crop of Scandinavian thriller writers, Gazan combines the broad scope of Jo Nesbo with the ability to focus as closely and remorselessly as Karin Fossum." ""Kirkus Reviews """

"Gazan's excellent sequel to 2013's "The Dinosaur Feather "draws the reader into the fiercely competitive, high-stakes world of medical research . . . Gazan skillfully introduces characters and cleverly resolves side stories as the action builds to a thrilling denouement." ""Publishers Weekly" (Starred Review)""

"Sissel-Jo Gazan has demonstrated that her acclaimed mystery The Dinosaur Feather was no fluke . . . The author has an uncanny knack for quickly drawing a reader into the minds of her characters: suffering their frustrations, laughing at their jokes, worrying during their crises. The domestic intrigues of Marie and her relatives, and of Soren and Anna, prove as engrossing as the criminal conspiracies at hand. Gradually, this excellent book's separate story-lines draw tight, and Soren's knitting-backwards proves not so different after all from the scientific method."--The Wall Street Journal

"[Gazan's] follow-up foray into the contentious world of health-care research is a smart and compelling thriller. Two well-developed and nicely integrated mystery plots and a set of lifelike characters make this a high-end thriller for readers of Jo Nesbo and of John le Carre's The Constant Gardener."--Booklist (Starred Review)

"Gazan's excellent sequel to 2013's The Dinosaur Feather draws the reader into the fiercely competitive, high-stakes world of medical research . . . Gazan skillfully introduces characters and cleverly resolves side stories as the action builds to a thrilling denouement."--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"A formidable mystery . . . Gazan keeps up the pace as she shifts the focus from one painfully dysfunctional family to another, until even the secrets of Soren's childhood are exposed. Among the latest crop of Scandinavian thriller writers, Gazan combines the broad scope of Jo Nesbo with the ability to focus as closely and remorselessly as Karin Fossum."--Kirkus Reviews

"A fast-paced story line involving the World Health Organization, the Nobel Prize committee, and the cutthroat world of academia. From Denmark to West Africa, Gazan takes readers on a roller-coaster ride . . . Less graphic than Stieg Larsson's "Millennium" trilogy but just as compelling, Gazan's novel breathes fresh life into the packed Scandinavian mystery genre."--Library Journal

"An amazingly suspenseful scientific thriller . . . you will be entertained, provoked, and educated along the way. One of the best [crime novels] I have read, and one you should treat yourself to."--Julia Lahme, Femina (Denmark)

"Sissel-Jo Gazan once again demonstrates the careful composition and genre skill that is needed to create a crime novel with more to offer . . . It has taken her five years to get there, and she scores highly on all the components that an entertaining and challenging crime novel should contain."--Politiken (Denmark)

"The author writes elegantly and with obvious warm insight into her fellow human beings. A family chronicle that evolves into a scientific thriller, and it goes down like ice cream on a hot summer's day."--Antennen (Denmark)

Praise for The Dinosaur Feather
"My best mystery of the year turns out to be yet another stunner from Scandinavia. I could be wrong (but I don't think I am) when I say that Gazan disposes of a murder victim here by an infernal means that no other mystery writer--not even the resourceful Dame Agatha--ever concocted."--Maureen Corrigan, NPR. "Favorite 10 Books of 2013."

Reseña del editor:

Danish author S.J. Gazan established herself as an international talent to watch with her debut thriller novel, The Dinosaur Feather. In addition to being named "Crime Novel of the Decade" by the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, NPR's Maureen Corrigan called it her favorite mystery of 2013, and The Wall Street Journal's Tom Nolan placed it in his year-end top ten list.
Now, Gazan's much-anticipated follow-up is here, bringing back maverick policeman Soren Marhauge. In The Arc of the Swallow, a perilous investigation reveals a profit-motivated conspiracy involving the upper reaches of Big Pharma, government, and academia.
Biology Ph.D. candidate Marie Skov is devastated when, on the same day as her mother's death, her mentor Kristian Storm apparently kills himself. Storm had been facing academic dishonesty charges, as well as heated criticism of his research on a vaccine for African children--that suggested the vaccine was causing more harm than it was preventing.
Skov is skeptical that the death was a suicide. She knows Storm's research on the vaccine was sound, and learns that his on-site work in Guinea-Bissau was marred by intimidation, sabotaged data, and the suspicious death of another scientist. She also learns that in his final days, Storm felt he was being followed by a blue Ford with tinted windows.
Soon afterwards, a blue Ford with tinted windows parks across from Skov's home. The police have no interest in re-examining the official narrative. But Marhauge shares Skov's desire for answers, and defies his superiors to help her investigate. They receive unlikely help from a Nobel Prize-winning rival of Storm's, and find themselves on a perilous trail that leads to Big Pharma and the World Health Organization.
Interwoven in this thrilling storyline are deeply-moving portraits of Skov's troubled family and Marhauge's tenuous relationship with his girlfriend, another biologist. The result is a complex page-turner that establishes S.J. Gazan (herself a biologist) as a world-class author at the beginning of a formidable career.

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