For crime with a political purpose, it's hard to beat Cell 8 by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellström, where an outburst of violence on a late-night ferry heading for Sweden links to the fate of an American on death row.
Cell 8 is marked by the same surprise element that made their earlier novel, Three Seconds, such a spectacular read.
Astonishing . . . Passionate . . . Taut with suspense.