Political thrillers are a dime a dozen. They feature strong protagonists and a linear plot that offers plenty of adrenaline pumping excitement. They tell a story. Mikael Carlson's political thrillers and dramas are a little different. They use multiple first-person narratives to draw the reader right into the heart of the action while expertly examining different themes as the plot unwinds. Mikael Carlson is bringing political novels to a level that is truly "Politics as Unusual."