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- Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (1 October 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1978672772
- ISBN-13: 978-1978672772
- Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 14 x 1.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 72.6 g
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The Man Who Played With Fire: Stieg Larsson's Lost Files and the Hunt for an Assassin MP3 CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Super Audio CD - DSD
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About the Author
Jan Stocklassa is a Swedish writer and journalist focusing on large-scale conspiracies in international politics. In his books, Stocklassa uses a narrative nonfiction style to unveil unknown facts about important events in recent history.
His breakthrough came with the critically acclaimed bestseller Stieg Larsson's Archive: The Key to the Palme Murder, a narrative nonfiction book published in 2018 that has been sold in more than fifty countries and translated into twenty-six languages. Following its publication, Swedish police began actively pursuing the leads presented in the book in the assassination of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme.
His professional career includes being a Swedish diplomat, launching the Metro newspaper in Prague, and collaborating as a journalist with major media houses in Sweden and abroad, as well as coproducing the movie and TV series Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played with Fire.
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Although this book examines the likelihood of the Swedish PM being murdered by right-wing extremists from Sweden, South Africa and the USA (CIA) acting on behalf of powerful business and government interests, it does not mean that such extremism is found solely on the right and should not be attacked for that. When this book is read and judged, it must be on the basis of evidence (and not my country right or wrong). That evidence as presented here appears substantial. It is built upon more than a decade of research, investigation, journalism and documentation at the time by Swede, Stieg Larsson, ("The Man Who Played With Fire"), and followed up for a further decade by Jan Stocklassa, this book's author. This is a true-crime political thriller about events this reader remembers quite well. Highly recommended.
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Usually a killer of a head of state is arrested or killed within a few seconds of the murder, but not this one. The PM and his wife were without security. They had been given the night off, which was custom for this PM. This is a true mystery, and Stieg Larsson was given the assignment to uncover the murderer(s). After he died, the author found his papers and continued his work. This is a fascinating and quite convincing piece of work.
As one of Stieg Larsson’s theories, he looked at arms dealers who were doing business with the South African apartheid regime. In 1986, the US, South Africa-and Iran did business secretly after Sweden stopped the arms deals. This was part of the Iran-Contra affair. Sweden was going to persist in creating problems for these countries and arms deals. PM Palme was the prime instigator, and that is why he may have been assassinated. The author has names, dates and exhaustive research which he shares in this book. He has since given this information to the Swedish Police.
The author spent over 8 years researching this investigation. The investigation has gone on for 30 years, over 10,000 people have been interviewed. More than 130 people have claimed responsibility for the assassination. 10 years is an estimate of how long it would take for a person to read all of the legal binders in the case that have accumulated. The first part of the book is the information Stieg Larsson researched. The rest is the story recounted in creative nonfiction by Jon Starklassa. This is an exhaustive and overly long book filled with research, which is offset by the storyline. Much of the book is engrossing, but there is too much detail, and too many words. Find your way in-between for the real story. It is probable that Stieg Larsson had the correct assassination theory, but will we ever know for sure?
Recommended. prisrob 09-01-19
Back to book, it’s gripping and if you are a fan of true crime give it an honest shot. I’m not good at reviewing without spoilers so I will stop here.
Fellow Swede Stieg Larsson, whom you will recognize as the late author of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series, took up the quest of uncovering the identity of Olof Palme’s assassin. He died before he could complete that quest, but he left behind copious notes, which author Jan Stocklassa has used to write this book.
Well written and well translated, this book is compulsively readable. True crime and mystery really aren’t my thing, but there is just something about this true unsolved case that fascinates even me.
All his villains were leftists and communists. Not a single one was "right wing"