MixedThe New York Journal of BooksThe Andalucian Friend is a crime thriller, the first in a trilogy set mostly in Sweden. It tells the story of an escalating turf war on a global scale between several organized crime rings ...involves a complex main plot, with subplots not always artfully woven in, and a large cast of characters. The story is made more confusing by the blunt and jarring scene changes throughout ... The suspense builds and the pace quickens in the later half of the book as a good thriller should ...the ending does not necessarily leave the reader with a sense of good triumphing over evil. If you don’t mind a bit of ambiguity, Alexander Soderberg’s The Andalucian Friend is a worthwhile read.