Back in 2007, the mighty King and PM of Sweden disappeared into thin air while attending a gala concert at a fascinating castle. The officials claimed that they both caught some kind of flu and had to leave, but that's not really what happened. Welcome to Soweto, ladies, and gentlemen! It's 1961, and Nombeko, a wonderful little girl, is born.
She was destined to grow up faster than all the other kids and pass away in starvation, just like the rest of the folks in her townlet. However, she decided to take her fate into her own hands and chose a different road. She found a well-paid job - that of a housemaid - and soon became a chief advisor and stood at the tiller of one of the biggest, most ambitious and secret projects in history.
When she was a 19-year-old girl, South Africa created 6 nukes but then liquidated 'em all in '94 - voluntarily. However, nobody knew that there was another missile - the 7th one - and that it was never even supposed to be produced, let alone used in action. Nombeko knows everything there is to know about it, and that's why she's currently hiding from the African government and the most lethal SS on planet Earth.
Her journey takes her to Sweden, a country that is essentially a "nuclear station". It's safe to say that the future of humanity lies in her hands, and it's up to Nombeko to make sure justice prevails. The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden is an unusual, smart, witty and completely insane novel that's both entertaining and funny. Jonas Jonasson delivered a unique experience for the readers, that's for sure!