BJÖRNDANSEN / MADE IN SWEDEN


Four people lay waiting silently in a dark forest in suburban Stockholm. For the seventh night in a row they watch a guard circle one of the Swedish military’s secret weapon depots, pointing his flashlight to and fro aimlessly. Leo Djuvnac is the mastermind of the operation about to be set in motion. He has the loyal backing of his younger brothers, Felix and Vincent. Many years earlier, the three Djuvnac boys were brought close together as their family fell apart around them.

Their abusive father and repressed mother left them determined never, ever to become dependent on other people again. Money is the answer. The brothers are joined by their childhood friend and former military serviceman, Jasper, and Leo’s girlfriend Anneli who helps from the sidelines. None of the members of the newly minted gang have previous criminal records when they break into the depot and steal enough weapons to equip a small army. The plan is flawless. The escape is clean. The job is executed perfectly.

Pairing Leo’s meticulous cold-bloodedness and sophisticated planning with the stolen weapons from their initial coup, the group has its mind set on committing a wave of the most well equipped and ruthless armed robberies the nation has ever seen. And, as a grand finale, they plan to use the stolen weapons to blackmail the Swedish government, thereby securing their final payoff and making them financially set for life.

Everything is rehearsed. Second by second. Movement by movement. Leo and his crew are impossible to identify, let alone track down. There will not be a single witness who can rat them out. But Detective Superintendent John Broncks is put on the case and he is as obsessive an investigator as Leo is fixated on executing his heists. Broncks searches the crime scenes for the scent of his prey and soon the hunt is on. Both Broncks and Leo will be driven to their limits before they come hurtling toward each other and an explosive end.

Made in Sweden is based on a true story.

Release date: 14 may, 2014
Original title: Björndansen
Björndansen / Made In Sweden

RIGHTS


Sweden | Piratförlaget | Björndansen
Arab World | Arab Scientific (under translation)
Bosnia | Sahinpasic (under translation)
Brazil | DarkSide (under translation)
Croatia| Znanje | Medvjeđi ples
Czech Republic | Euromedia | Made in Sweden
Denmark | Modtryk | Bjørnedansen
Estonia | Pegasus | Karutants
Finland | WSOY (under translation)
France | Actes Sud (under translation)
Germany | Goldmann (under translation)
Greece | Klidarithmos
Hungary | Alexandra
Iceland | Bjartur | Dansað við björninn
Israel | Sela (under translation)
Italy | Mondadori | Made in Sweden
Japan | Hayakawa (under translation)
Korea | Woongjin Thinkbig (under translation)
Lithuania | Baltos Lankos (under translation)
Macedonia | TRI (under translation)
Montenegro | Sahinpasic (under translation)
Netherlands | De Geus | Made in Sweden
Poland | Sonia Draga| Rodzinny interes
Portugal | Planeta | O Pai
Romania | Trei | Made in Sweden
Russia | Corpus (under translation)
Serbia | Evro-Giunti | Ples Sa Mevedom
Slovakia | Ikar | Made in Sweden
Slovenia | Učila | Medvjedi ples
Spain | Suma | Nosotros Contra el Mundo
Turkey | Dogan Egmont
Ukraine | Family Leisure Club | Брати
UK | Sphere | The Father
U.S. | Quercus (under translation)
Vietnam | Nha Nam (under translation)

COVERS


AUDIOBOOK


AWARDS

REVIEWS

“Made in Sweden is more than an exciting crime novel!”
-Thüringer Allgemeine, Germany

A powerful real-life story


”

-The Guardian, UK

“The result is engrossing”
– The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia

BJÖRNDANSEN

Four people lay waiting silently in a dark forest in suburban Stockholm. For the seventh night in a row they watch a guard circle one of the Swedish military’s secret weapon depots, pointing his flashlight to and fro aimlessly. Leo Djuvnac is the mastermind of the operation about to be set in motion. He has the loyal backing of his younger brothers, Felix and Vincent. Many years earlier, the three Djuvnac boys were brought close together as their family fell apart around them.

Their abusive father and repressed mother left them determined never, ever to become dependent on other people again. Money is the answer. The brothers are joined by their childhood friend and former military serviceman, Jasper, and Leo’s girlfriend Anneli who helps from the sidelines. None of the members of the newly minted gang have previous criminal records when they break into the depot and steal enough weapons to equip a small army. The plan is flawless. The escape is clean. The job is executed perfectly.

Pairing Leo’s meticulous cold-bloodedness and sophisticated planning with the stolen weapons from their initial coup, the group has its mind set on committing a wave of the most well equipped and ruthless armed robberies the nation has ever seen. And, as a grand finale, they plan to use the stolen weapons to blackmail the Swedish government, thereby securing their final payoff and making them financially set for life.

Everything is rehearsed. Second by second. Movement by movement. Leo and his crew are impossible to identify, let alone track down. There will not be a single witness who can rat them out. But Detective Superintendent John Broncks is put on the case and he is as obsessive an investigator as Leo is fixated on executing his heists. Broncks searches the crime scenes for the scent of his prey and soon the hunt is on. Both Broncks and Leo will be driven to their limits before they come hurtling toward each other and an explosive end.

Made in Sweden is based on a true story.

Release date: Jan 1, 2014
Original title: Björndansen / Made In Sweden

RIGHTS

Sweden | Piratförlaget | Made in Sweden
Arab World | Arab Scientific (under translation)
Bosnia | Sahinpasic (under translation)
Brazil | DarkSide (under translation)
Croatia| Znanje | Medvjeđi ples
Czech Republic | Euromedia | Made in Sweden
Denmark | Modtryk | Bjørnedansen
Estonia | Pegasus | Karutants
Finland | WSOY (under translation)
France | Actes Sud (under translation)
Germany | Goldmann (under translation)
Greece | Klidarithmos
Hungary | Alexandra
Iceland | Bjartur | Dansað við björninn
Israel | Sela (under translation)
Italy | Mondadori | Made in Sweden
Japan | Hayakawa (under translation)
Korea | Woongjin Thinkbig (under translation)
Lithuania | Baltos Lankos (under translation)
Macedonia | TRI (under translation)
Montenegro | Sahinpasic (under translation)
Netherlands | De Geus | Made in Sweden
Poland | Sonia Draga| Rodzinny interes
Portugal | Planeta | O Pai
Romania | Trei | Made in Sweden
Russia | Corpus (under translation)
Serbia | Evro-Giunti | Ples Sa Mevedom
Slovakia | Ikar | Made in Sweden
Slovenia | Učila | Medvjedi ples
Spain | Suma | Nosotros Contra el Mundo
Turkey | Dogan Egmont
Ukraine | Family Leisure Club | Брати
UK | Sphere | The Father
U.S. | Quercus (under translation)
Vietnam | Nha Nam (under translation)

COVERS

REVIEWS

“Made in Sweden is more than an exciting crime novel!”
-Thüringer Allgemeine, Germany

A powerful real-life story


”

-The Guardian, UK

“The result is engrossing”
– The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia