Ask No Mercy
Translator: Peter Sean Woltemade
Author: Martin Österdahl
Publisher: Amazon Crossing
Year of Publication: 2018
Martin Österdahl’s internationally successful debut thriller inspired the 2021 television series starring Adam Lundgren and Evin Ahmad.
Ask No Mercy is a translation of Martin Österdahl’s novel Be inte om nåd, the first book in Österdahl’s trilogy featuring Max Anger, a former coastal ranger with a mysterious family background who has become an analyst at Vektor, a Stockholm think tank focused on Russia. Max Anger—With One Eye Open, a television series based on the original novel and produced by Sweden’s Nice Drama and UK-based Twelve Town, with Adam Lundgren and Evin Ahmad as Max and Pashie and with principal photography in Lithuania, premiered on Viaplay in 2021. Be inte om nåd has been translated into languages including Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Japanese, and Spanish. The book was inspired by Martin Österdahl’s experiences in Russia in 1996. Ask No Mercy is available as a paperback, an e-book, and an audiobook.