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A number one bestseller in Sweden, Jens Lapidus's Top Dog is a thrilling, character-driven look at Stockholm's drug-and-sex-fueled underworld. A Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original.
Emelie is a young lawyer who's just started her own firm. Teddy is a reformed criminal looking for a fresh start. The first time they teamed up, in Stockholm Delete, they uncovered the secrets of a Swedish sex ring. Though their partnership proved rewarding--both professionally and personally--they haven't seen each other since. But when a vulnerable young client of Emelie's is murdered before she can testify against her abusers, Emelie turns to her ex-partner/lover for help.
Meanwhile, Teddy's nephew Nikolas has resolved not to repeat his uncle's felonious mistakes. But the gang-related murder of his best friend sets him back on a trail of violent vengeance--and into the path of Roksana, a naïve hipster whose discovery of a drug cache is giving her a dangerous crash course in Stockholm's dark side. And as Teddy and Emelie's investigation heats up, police corruption threatens to land him back in prison--or both of them in body bags.
About the Author
Jens Lapidus is a criminal defense lawyer who represents some of Sweden's most notorious underworld criminals. He is the author of the Stockholm Noir trilogy, three of the bestselling Swedish novels this past decade: Easy Money, Never Fuck Up, and Life Deluxe. He lives in Stockholm with his wife.
“Hard-hitting. . . . [Lapidus’s] picture of Swedish social debilitation is powerful.” —Publishers Weekly