Excellent praise for Max Seeck in Finland’s biggest daily Helsingin Sanomat

Max Seeck’s thriller works perfectly – the trilogy comes to an end in this book that has a plausible plot and well-drawn characters. The Call of Hades is exactly as strong as its predecessors; The Angels  of Hammurabi and The Mephisto Touch, and it is a perfect combination of spy story and action thriller.”
 Helsingin Sanomat daily newspaper

This week Max Seeck is on a promotional tour, in Germany, Berlin and in Iceland, Reykjavik!

In Germany, Berlin Max has been promoting the German edition Der Gesetzlose Richter (Blanvalet website Max Seeck) at Nordic Noir events in Berlin.

In Iceland, Reykjavik, Max Seeck attends this weekend Iceland Noir events promoting the Icelandic edition Englar Hammúrabís (Forlagid website: Englar Hammurabis).

ABOUT THE DANIEL KUISMA TRILOGY by Max Seeck (Finland, Tammi 2016-2018)
This action-packed thriller series centers around a traumatized former peace keeper in a web of international crime – with a strong female lead.

  • Bestselling Finnish crime series, Max Seeck’s books sold closer to 40,000 copies in Finland
  • Winner of the Debut Thriller of the Year Award: The Angels of Hammurabi
  • Film/TV rights: negotiations in Los Angeles and in Sweden with top producers.

“The best there is in the Finnish thriller field right now.” – Suomen kuvalehti magazine

Click here to request reading materials!

Rights sold: 
FINLAND, Tammi (Original publisher)
ESTONIA, Pegasus
GERMANY, Blanvalet
ICELAND, Forlagid
ITALY, Newton Compton

Max Seeck

Author photo Max Seeck b&w

Max Seeck, the most anticipated newcomer of the literary season, has received great reviews for his debut thriller The Angels of Hammurabi.

“Another star has been added to the firmament of thriller writers. The opening pages of Max Seeck’s hot-off-the-press debut, The Angels of Hammurabi, are chilling and the flowing text hooks the reader swiftly,” stated Iltalehti newspaper, and Helsingin Sanomat newspaper called it a promising debut: ”Seeck’s next novel will be worth the wait.”

The German rights to The Angels of Hammurabi were recently sold at auction to Blanvalet. Quoting Beatrice Lampe, editor at Blanvalet, “Max Seeck’s action thriller develops at a breakneck speed – as mesmerizing to read as it would be to watch from a cinema seat.”

See also the UK-based Euro But Not Trash blog’s book review and Q&A with Max here.

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.


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

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