As delightfully wry and witty as his bestselling debut, 'The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared', this is a tale of how one woman's attempt to change her future ended up changing everything.
Nombeko Mayeki is on the run from the world's most ruthless secret service - with three Chinese sisters, twins who are officially one person and an elderly potato farmer.
Oh, and the fate of the King of Sweden - and the world - rests on her shoulders.
Born in a Soweto shack in 1961, Nombeko was destined for a short, hard life.
When she was run over by a drunken engineer her luck changed.
Alive, but blamed for the accident, she was made to work for the engineer - who happened to be in charge of a project vital to South Africa's security.
Nombeko was good at cleaning, but brilliant at understanding numbers.
The drunk engineer wasn't - and made a big mistake. And now only Nombeko knows about it ...As uproariously funny as Jonas Jonasson's bestselling debut, this is an entrancing tale of luck, love and international relations.
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- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 24/04/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007557905