New author Max Seeck debuts with The Angels of Hammurabi

seecknewsWe are excited to announce that the agency has signed a new author, Max Seeck. The newcomer’s debut thriller The Angels of Hammurabi has created unparalleled buzz before its August publication and praised as gripping, unputdownable, and simply – cool.

The story centers around Daniel Kuisma, a military intelligence officer, and Annika Lehto, a Foreign Office analyst who are sent to investigate the disappearance of an employee of the Finnish Embassy in Zagreb. The investigation gets complicated when the mysteries start to unravel: something hidden happened in Daniel Kuisma’s days as a peacekeeper during the Yugoslav Wars. Everything seems to boil down to a group called The Angels of Hammurabi. Who are they – and who is killing them off, one by one?

“Sometimes, very rarely though, while reading an unpublished manuscript, you get a feeling of astonishment and disbelief: this is too good to be true, this has to be a skillful modification of something already published. But you just cannot put your finger on exactly which books and authors.
The further I went into the manuscript, this feeling was completely replaced by another notion. No, this is too skillful. Too well written. Too original. Very aware of the thriller and crime fiction tradition, yes, but has effectively went a long way into its own powerful direction.
My years in publishing have made me cautious of the saying “I could not put it down”. I wish I could have been able to say it more often. When it is true, you definitely want to share it with other people. Because you are certain they will enjoy it too.”

— Hannu Harju, Publishing Manager of Finnish Fiction, Tammi Publishers

Max Seeck (b. 1985) works in sales and marketing during the day and writes thrillers in the night-time. The Angels of Hammurabi is his first novel.

READING MATERIALS:
Finnish manuscript
English synopsis
English sample coming soon!

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Max Seeck

Author photo Max Seeck b&w

“Another star has been added to the firmament of thriller writers,” stated Iltalehti newspaper, when Max’s debut novel was published in 2016. Three years and four books later Max Seeck’s novels have been sold to more than 30 countries, including US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries and as far as Korea!

He debut trilogy following protagonist Daniel Kuisma sold over 40,000 copies in Finland, and his new Jessica Niemi series – is conquering the world! In Faithful Reader detective Jessica Niemi from Helsinki police forces finds herself hunting an occultist serial killer. Stay in tune as Jessica’s adventure continues in 2020!


Max Seeck has a background in sales and marketing, and has lately been able to dedicate his time to his lifelong love of writing. His interests include well-conducted research, reading Nordic Noir and listening to movie soundtracks as he writes.

Bibliography


Max Seeck

The Angels of Hammurabi

2016, Crime & Thriller

Seeck Mephisto Touch FI cover

Max Seeck

The Mephisto Touch

2017, Crime & Thriller


Max Seeck

The Call of Hades

2018, Crime & Thriller


Max Seeck

Faithful Reader

2019 August, Crime & Thriller


Max Seeck

Evil’s Net

2020 Fall, Crime & Thriller

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