Jens Lapidus is a criminal defense lawyer who represents some of Sweden's most notorious underworld criminals. He lives in Stockholm with his wife.
"An intelligent and original thriller that displays as much wit as
it does muscle . . . Lapidus skillfully weaves together the
narratives of characters from every level of the Swedish criminal
underworld . . . [He's] a fantastic writer of action, but he also
knows when to leave the guns holstered and build suspense." -The
"[A] searing debut...This sprawling novel, full of offensive language, exposes moral degradation of every stripe while relentlessly depicting Sweden's underworld and the reasons it exists and grows."
-Pubishers Weekly (starred review)
"At last: an epic European thriller to rival the Stieg Larsson books. It's an entirely new criminal world, beautifully rendered-and a wildly thrilling novel."
"Jens Lapidus, with his dazzling book, Easy Money, is the new Swedish thriller writer everyone's been waiting for."
-Reggie Nadelson, author of Londongrad
"A solid, rich, and witty page-turner about the criminal world of Stockholm, where cocaine is the prime mover . . . Lapidus shows much literary promise-no one else in Sweden does what he does here."
"A raw and rebellious thriller . . . Lapidus's writing sweeps you along with short, rhythmic sentences that are fast and engaging. [An] utterly captivating read. Sharp and entertaining."
-De Morgan (Denmark)
"A cornucopia of sex and violence, hookers and pickpockets in a Stockholm both good and bad . . . A staggering gangster novel."
"A terrific book about the underworld of Stockholm . . . An absolute must-read."
-Het Parool (Netherlands)
"Without a doubt a debut to take seriously."
-Helsingsborgs Dagblad (Sweden)