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Into a Raging Blaze

Andreas Norman

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Espionage & spy thriller, Fiction in translation

An epic Swedish spy thriller exposing a Europe-wide intelligence conspiracy, by the 'Swedish Edward Snowden'

Carina Dymek works for the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Until she accidentally exposes secret plans for a European Spy Agency.

Suspended, investigated, on the radar of the Security Service, she is fighting to clear her name.

But now MI6 are watching.

And their plans for her are just beginning.

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Praise for Into a Raging Blaze

  • So plugged into the present that it's hard to believe its publication in Norman's native Sweden anticipated Edward Snowden's revelations by two months . . . Norman's understanding of the dark, destructive side of surveillance is second to none, and at its best, Into a Raging Blaze is convincing and addictive - Guardian

  • A modern take on the spy thriller ... Norman's warning is a clear message to the 'nothing to hide, nothing to fear' camp who challenged the import of the Snowden revelations ... A Le Carre-esque yarn that's rooted in verisimilitude . No faint praise that - Independent

  • An excellent and very up-to-the-minute novel ... Is this how others see us now? If so, alas! - Literary Review

  • Norman handles its derring-do deftly. For British readers, however, the main source of interest is its unflattering reverse-angle view of our spooks at work - Sunday Times

  • Solid description of the insides of the corridors of power ... A Snowden-showdown whistle-blowing scandal - Independent, Best Noir Newcomers

  • Much hyped, but largely worthy of the hype; a strong debut by a Swedish Ministry insider moving provocatively in Snowden/Assange 'leaks' territory' - Guardian

  • Gripping and unnervingly believable, it's a fictionalised expose of Anglo-American spying - Choice

  • A first-rate debut thriller that asks: Who watches the watchers if they don't choose to be seen? The narrative starts slow but doesn't take long to build up speed. From then on, watch out! - Library Journal

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Andreas Norman

Andreas Norman is a former diplomat, who worked for the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. For several years he was a member of the Ministry s counter-terrorism unit, working with partners across the globe. During the Arab Spring he joined the team that outlined Swedish policy during this dramatic period. He currently lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

Into A Raging Blaze was Norman's debut novel. It anticipated the Edward Snowden revelations and received international acclaim. It was shortlisted for the CWA International Gold Dagger Award 2015. Rights for Into A Raging Blaze as well as The Silent War have been sold to several countries and both are currently being developed into a major television series.

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