”Masterly suspense novel….To put it this way, the cliché “Unputdownable” is very much applicable to The Profiteer.” Dagbladet
The long-established Langholm shipping company in Tønsberg leads a quiet and profitable life with its five ships. Third generation shipowner Otto Langholm jr. is in control of every single detail, and everything is as usual in the small town by the Oslo Fjord.
That is until one morning when a retired war sailor brutally makes his way into the offices with a charge of dynamite, taking the employees hostage. At the same time, a student comes across some coded documents in a private archive from the 2nd World War. The war profiteer is once again in danger of being exposed. Twenty years ago, a bank director had to die because of what he knew. Now he has to take action again; cover all his tracks and silence witnesses. The life of college teacher Stine Lind takes a dramatic turn. Her PhD. dissertation on Norwegian war profiteers leads her into a wild race and a nerve-wrecking situation that leads her to doubt everything she ever believed in.
The Profiteer is being adapted for a TV-series, to be launched in 2018!
“International class…A thriller must not only be exciting, it must also possess ambitions and range; a will to take off. And no Norwegian is as ambitious within this genre as Tom Kristensen … describing car chases and assassinations in a way that makes the reader refuse to put the book down, is a very sophisticated craft … in all respects, [Kristensen] honestly gives Jan Guillou a very close run.” Dagens Næringsliv
“High level of suspense… [Kristensen] has obviously learned from the great masters…The novel only gets more exciting as the story unfolds… A well-turned crime novel.” Dagsavisen
“With The Profiteer, Kristensen confirms his position as one of our most reliable thriller-writers; this is a tremendous and good suspense novel… yet again he delivers the goods as we like to have them served; exciting, action-packed and with some surprises along the way…the author shifts elegantly between the two layers of time, and binds the stories together in an accurate way… time passes quickly in Kristensen’s company. Very quickly.” Adresseavisa
“ Efficient suspense…. It is organized, simple and exactly as exciting as it should be. What is more, the historical material that forms the basis is so interesting it can inspire to further reading.” Stavanger Aftenblad