Tuomas Niskakangas

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Tuomas Niskakangas: Their Turn to Burn

A skillfully plotted fast-paced political thriller.

Helsinki 2027. The young prime minister and leader of the right coalition, Leo Koski, wakes up on a Saturday morning to a hangover, with a naked woman in his bed and frustrating crowds roaring outside the gate of his residence. In the society, divisions have deepened, the middle class disappeared and most of Finland’s citizens literally fight to get by. Due to the clash of the economy, the political tensions between the classes have escalated and the society is volatile.

Original title: Roihu. Otava 2021, 525 pp.
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