Geiger is an engaging and unpredictable spy drama, with all the twists and turns you could possibly need and a strong sense of character and place.
It has an immediately absorbing opening as Grandma Agneta waves goodbye to her children and grandchildren, receives a phone call, then shoots her unsuspecting husband in the head and disappears into the day. Why? Well the answer to that question will keep you turning those pages.
I particularly liked that this was an intelligent story with plenty of historical context, some vibrant and divisive characters and a tendency to change the state of play every once in a while- the description “page turner” suits Geiger down to the ground but there’s no compromise in quality in order to deliver cheap thrills but more a gradual process of understanding what exactly is going on. The theme of celebrity and power is a strong one and overall this is a banging good read.
The end leaves you hoping for more given the world the author has presented here and I enjoyed every moment.