Joakim Zander - Author

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Joakim Zander was born in 1975 in Stockholm, Sweden. He currently works as a lawyer for the European Union in Helsinki, Finland and has previously lived in Belgium, the USA, and the Middle East. The Swimmer is his debut novel.

 

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Der Freund

Der Freund

Author: Joakim Zander Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2017

Weit Du wirklich, wer dein Freund ist? Ob du ihm vertrauen kannst?St. Anna im schwedischen Schrengarten: Als Klara Wallden ihren Grovater beerdigen muss, steht ihre beste Freundin ihr zur Seite. Aber Gabriella verhlt sich merkwrdig. Kurz darauf wird sie vor Klaras Augen in Stockholm verhaftet: wegen terroristischer Aktivitten. Wo Gabriella festgehalten wird, erfhrt Klara nicht, das unterliegt der Geheimhaltung. Doch die bekannte Menschenrechtsanwltin hat ihr eine Nachricht hinterlassen: Klara soll fr sie zu einem geheimen Treffen nach Brssel reisen. Beirut: Jacob ist Student an der Universitt Uppsala und will sein bisheriges Leben hinter sich lassen. Sein Ziel, Diplomat zu werden, scheint zum Greifen nah: Er absolviert ein sechsmonatiges Praktikum in der schwedischen Botschaft. Auf einer Party lernt er den arabischen Kriegsfotografen Yassim kennen - beide sind fasziniert voneinander. Aber immer wieder verschwindet Yassim und verstrickt sich in Widersprche. Obwohl Jacob nicht wei, wie sehr er ihm vertrauen kann, bernimmt er fr Yassim einen brisanten Auftrag. Brssel: Hier kreuzen sich Klaras und Jacobs Wege. Gemeinsam versuchen sie, die Menschen zu retten, die ihnen am nchsten stehen. Doch sie wissen nicht, ob Gabriella und Yassim das wirklich verdienen.

The Brother

The Brother

Author: Joakim Zander Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/08/2017

Smart, gripping and urgent, the new blockbuster from the bestselling author of The Swimmer. Growing up poor, Yasmine vowed to always protect her little brother from harm. She broke her promise the day she left home, abandoning Fadi to his life in the Stockholm slums. Five years later, Yasmine still carries the guilt of leaving Fadi behind. Then she hears a rumour that he is dead, killed by a US drone in Syria. What happened to turn her sweet-natured brother into one of the CIA's most wanted men? The answer will shock her. It will shock you too. *Shortlisted for Sweden's Crime Thriller of the Year*

Believer

Believer

Author: Joakim Zander, Elizabeth Clark Wessel Format: eBook Release Date: 17/01/2017

An intricately plotted and brilliantly conceived stand-alone sequel to the international bestseller The Swimmer that turns the hottest political topics of our times into show-stopping fictionYasmine Ajam has fled her past in the rough Stockholm borough Bergort, reinventing herself as a trend spotter in New York City. One day she receives a startling message: there are riots stirring on the streets of Stockholm and they appear to be connected with the disappearance of her brother, Faadi. Following rumours that Faadi was radicalized and died fighting for ISIS in Syria, Yasmine returns to Stockholm to discover what really happened to her brother. There she becomes entangled in a dangerous web of allegiances and violence that stretches far beyond the gangs on her childhood streets.Meanwhile, in London, Klara Wallden has landed a job at a human rights research institute working on a report to predict the effects of privatization of police forces. When Klara travels to Stockhom to present her findings to European Union policy makers, her laptop is stolen and one of her colleagues is pushed in front of a subway train. As her path collides with Yasmines, Klara begins to realize that she may unwittingly be contributing to the sinister agendas of powerful interests, who will stop at nothing to attain their goals.

The Brother

The Brother

Author: Joakim Zander Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Smart, gripping and urgent, the new blockbuster from the bestselling author of The Swimmer. Growing up poor, Yasmine vowed she would always protect her little brother from harm. She broke her promise on the day she left home, abandoning Fadi to his life in the Stockholm slums. Now, five years later, Yasmine still carries the guilt of leaving him behind. Then she hears a rumour that he is dead, killed by a US drone in Syria. What happened to turn her sweet-natured brother into one of the CIA's most wanted men? The answer will shock her. It will shock you too. *Now a top-ten bestseller in Germany*

The Brother

The Brother

Author: Joakim Zander Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/09/2016

Smart, gripping and urgent, the new blockbuster from the bestselling author of The Swimmer. Growing up poor, Yasmine vowed she would always protect her little brother from harm. She broke her promise on the day she left home, abandoning Fadi to his life in the Stockholm slums. Now, five years later, Yasmine still carries the guilt of leaving him behind. Then she hears a rumour that he is dead, killed by a US drone in Syria. What happened to turn her sweet-natured brother into one of the CIA's most wanted men? The answer will shock her. It will shock you too. *Now a top-ten bestseller in Germany*

Brother

Brother

Author: Joakim Zander Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2016

Smart, gripping and urgent, the new blockbuster from the bestselling author of The Swimmer. Growing up poor, Yasmine vowed she would always protect her little brother from harm. She broke her promise on the day she left home, abandoning Fadi to his life in the Stockholm slums. Now, five years later, Yasmine still carries the guilt of leaving him behind. Then she hears a rumour that he is dead, killed by a US drone in Syria. What happened to turn her sweet-natured brother into one of the CIA's most wanted men? The answer will shock her. It will shock you too. *Now a top-ten bestseller in Germany* What people are saying about THE BROTHER: 'It will simply take your breath away' 'The plot is both entertaining and spellbinding, a must read' 'This is a blistering story that fits in right with the global issues facing the world today' 'This is an ambitious thriller that really does deliver on all levels and its breadth is wonderful and entertaining'

Der Bruder

Der Bruder

Author: Joakim Zander Format: eBook Release Date: 24/06/2016

Wo du herkommst, gibt es keine Zukunft. Wo du hingehst, gibt es kein Zuruck. Yasmine Ajam ist ihrer Vergangenheit und der rauen Stockholmer Trabantenstadt Bergort entflohen, sie arbeitet als Trendscout in New York. Doch eine alarmierende Nachricht lsst sie nach Jahren zurckkehren: Ihr jngerer Bruder Fadi wird vermisst, angeblich ist er tot. Und in den Straen der Vorstadt droht die Gewalt zu eskalieren - Autos brennen, Schlgertrupps sind unterwegs. Hat Fadis Verschwinden damit zu tun? Yasmine gibt die Hoffnung nicht auf, ihren Bruder lebend zu finden. Klara Wallden forscht in London fr eine renommierte Menschenrechtsorganisation. Im Vorfeld einer internationalen Sicherheitskonferenz wird ihr Computer gestohlen, kurz darauf kommt ein Kollege zu Tode. Dass ihre Arbeit brisant ist, wei Klara. Aber wer knnte bereit sein, dafr zu tten? Die Spuren fhren nach Schweden. In Stockholm begegnen sich die jungen Frauen: beide auf der Suche nach der Wahrheit. Beide in hchster Gefahr. "e;Unglaublich spannend und brandaktuell. Eines der Bcher, die man dieses Jahr unbedingt gelesen haben muss."e; (Sknska Dagbladet)"e;Weit mehr als ein gewhnlicher Krimi, ein Roman, der lange nachhallt."e; (landsbladet)"e;Es ist vor allem Fadis Geschichte, die einen berhrt und unter die Haut geht."e; (Hallandsposten)"e;Ein elegant erzhlter internationaler Thriller. Anspruchsvoll und erschreckend glaubwrdig."e; (Dagens Nyheter)"e;Zander ist besser und realistischer als Stieg Larsson und David Lagercrantz."e; (Gefle Dagblad)"e;Dass dieses Buch als bester schwedischer Krimi des Jahres nominiert ist, versteht sich von selbst. Zander ist definitiv einer unserer neuen Stars."e; (DAST Magazine)"e;Einer der strksten Krimis dieses Jahres. Der Bruder kombiniert Spannung, Tempo, aktuelle Themen mit Figuren, die einem wirklich ans Herz wachsen."e; (CrimeGarden)"e;Nach Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell und Jens Lapidus gibt es eine neue groe Stimme in der skandinavischen Krimiszene: Joakim Zander."e; (Metro)NOMINIERT FR DEN SCHWEDISCHEN KRIMIPREIS

Swimmer

Swimmer

Author: Joakim Zander Format: eBook Release Date: 10/02/2015

A deep-cover CIA agent races across Europe to save the daughter he never knew in this electrifying debut thrilleran international sensation billed as Homeland meets Stieg Larsson that heralds the arrival of a new master sure to follow in the footsteps of Stieg Larsson, John Le Carr, and Graham Greene.In the end, you cannot hide who you are.Klara Wallden was raised by her grandparents on a remote archipelago in the Baltic Sea, learning to fish and hunt and sail a boat through a storm. Now, as an EU Parliament aide in Brussels, she is learning how to navigate the treacherous currents of international politics: the lines between friend and enemy, truth and lies.But Klara has accidentally seen something she shouldnt have: a laptop containing information so sensitive that someone will kill to keep hidden. Suddenly, she is thrown into a terrifying chase across Europe, with no idea who is hunting her or why.Meanwhile, in Virginia, an old spy hides from his past. Once, he was a man of action, an operative so dedicated that he abandoned his infant daughter to keep his cover. Now, he is the only man who can save Klara . . . and she is the only woman who can allow him to lay old ghosts to rest.

The Swimmer

The Swimmer

Author: Joakim Zander Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/12/2014

GUILT. ATONEMENT. REVENGE. On a remote Swedish island, a little girl, Klara, grows up without a father. Now, twenty years later, she discovers a secret: a secret that powerful men will kill to keep hidden. 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. Then, on Christmas eve, Klara is thrown into a terrifying chase across Europe. Only the Swimmer can save her. But time is running out...

Der Schwimmer

Der Schwimmer

Author: Joakim Zander Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2014

Damaskus: Das Kind in seinen Armen hat hohes Fieber, atmet kaum noch. Im nachsten Moment explodiert eine Bombe: Die Frau, die er liebt, stirbt. Doch der Anschlag galt ihm. Dem amerikanischen Agenten. Brssel: Im Haifischbecken der Politiker und Lobbyisten bewegt sich EU-Referentin Klara Wallden mhelos. Doch dann begegnet die junge Schwedin Mahmoud wieder, einem erfolgreichen Politologen, ihrer groen Liebe. Er besitzt Informationen, die seinen Tod bedeuten knnen. Und auch Klaras. Arksund & Sankt-Anna-Schrengarten: Ihr Fluchtpunkt. Hier ist Klara aufgewachsen. Hier gibt es Menschen, so rau wie die Natur. Auf die Verlass ist. Ganz gleich, wie hoch die Wellen schlagen. Langley: Der amerikanische Agent ist der Einzige, der Klara retten kann. Ein Mann, der bei seinen Einstzen alles vergessen wollte: die Vergangenheit. Die Schuld. Sein Kind, das er nie wieder gesehen hat. Und der nur an einem Ort Ruhe findet. Im Wasser. Whrend er seine Bahnen schwimmt. Zug um Zug. Der Auftakt der Reihe um Juristin Klara Wallden erscheint in 27 Lndern. "e;Eines unserer Lieblingsbcher dieses Jahr."e; (Magasinet Paragraf)"e;Hervorragend geschrieben, unglaublich spannend."e; (Sknska Dagbladet)"e;Inmitten atemloser Spannung schafft Zander glaubwrdige Charaktere."e; (Dalarnas Tidning)"e;Ein rasanter Thriller."e; (Bors Tidning)"e;Ein bemerkenswertes Debt."e; (Gteborgs-Posten)

Swimmer

Swimmer

Author: Joakim Zander Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2014

GUILT. ATONEMENT. REVENGE. On a remote Swedish island, a little girl, Klara, grows up without a father. Now, twenty years later, she discovers a secret: a secret that powerful men will kill to keep hidden. 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. Then, on Christmas eve, Klara is thrown into a terrifying chase across Europe. Only the Swimmer can save her. But time is running out...

The Swimmer

The Swimmer

Author: Joakim Zander Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/06/2014

GUILT. ATONEMENT. REVENGE. On a remote Swedish island, a little girl, Klara, grows up without a father. Now, twenty years later, she discovers a secret: a secret that powerful men will kill to keep hidden. 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. Then, on Christmas eve, Klara is thrown into a terrifying chase across Europe. Only the Swimmer can save her. But time is running out...

The Application of the Precautionary Principle in Practice Comparative Dimensions

The Application of the Precautionary Principle in Practice Comparative Dimensions

Author: Joakim Zander Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/08/2010

This overview of the role played by the precautionary principle in international trade law, European law and national law compares how precautionary considerations have been applied in the fields of pesticide regulation and the regulation of base stations for mobile telephones in Sweden, the UK and the US. A number of problems in the current application of the precautionary principle are identified and discussed. For example, it is shown that a firm reliance on a wide and open-ended precautionary principle may lead to problems with the consistency, foreseeability, effectiveness and efficiency of measures intended to reduce environmental or health risks. It is suggested that the precautionary principle indeed may be an important tool, but that in order to be acceptable it must be coupled with strong requirements on the performance of risk assessments, cost/benefit analyses and risk trade-off analyses.

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