The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden: A Novel by Jonas Jonasson

The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden: A Novel

byJonas Jonasson

Audio Book (CD) | April 29, 2014

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JonasJonasson's picaresque tale of how one person's actions can have far-reaching-evenglobal-consequences, written with the same lighthearted satirical voice as hisbestselling debut novel, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window andDisappeared.

OnJune 14, 2007, the king and prime minister of Sweden went missing from a galabanquet at the Royal Castle. Later it was said that both had fallen ill. Thetruth is different. The real story starts much earlier, in 1961, with the birthof Nombeko Mayeki in a shack in Soweto. Nombeko was fated to grow up fast anddie early in her poverty-stricken township. But Nombeko takes a different path.She finds work as a housecleaner and eventually makes her way up to theposition of chief advisor, at the helm of one of the world's most secretprojects.

Hereis where the story merges with, then diverges from, reality. South Africadeveloped six nuclear missiles in the 1980s then voluntarily dismantled them in1994. This is a story about the seventh missile . the one that was neversupposed to have existed. Nombeko Mayeki knows too much about it, and now she'son the run from both the South African justice and the most terrifying secretservice in the world. She ends up in Sweden, which has transformed into a nuclearnation, and the fate of the world now lies in her hands.

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Title:The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden: A NovelFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:5.7 × 5.2 × 1 inPublished:April 29, 2014Publisher:Blackstone AudioLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1483003787

ISBN - 13:9781483003788

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