Peter Haber returned to telly in an oldie-but-goody episode of Beck this past Sunday, and starting tonight, viewers in the US can see him in the spy thriller, Enemy’s Enemy.
Enemy’s Enemy (Fiendens Fiende), an adaptation of the fourth “Carl Hamilton” novel by Swedish author Jan Guillou, stars Peter Haber as Hamilton, a Swedish counterintelligence agent. His mission: Take down the enemy before the enemy takes down his country.
Who is the enemy? The story is set in post-Cold War (pre-Putin) Europe, but the easy answer is still the Soviets. Whether it is them or not is difficult to know for sure. What we do know is this: There are two Russian agents inside Sweden’s intelligence services. Another Russian agent, this one actually from the Soviet Union, is supposedly defecting. And a source, allegedly with the FBI, is leaking information to the press.
As for Hamilton himself, he is suspected of being a mole. Hmm.
Officially a military attaché, Hamilton is Sweden’s last and best hope of de-escalating a political and military crisis, and he has his work cut out for him.
“Operation Big Red” is going down in Stockholm, a Russian defector is offering up juicy information in London, two Swedish doctors are being held hostage in Beirut, a Swedish spy is operating for the Kremlin in Moscow, and dead bodies are piling up wherever Hamilton goes. Welcome to the world of international espionage.
The eight-part miniseries debuted in Sweden twenty-five years ago, so most of the cast probably won’t be familiar. However, a few actors, in addition to Haber, should be easily recognizable, including Peter Andersson (Millennium Trilogy, Johan Falk), Krister Henriksson (Wallander), Donald Högberg (Maria Wern, Millennium), Bo Höglund (Beck), Per Morberg (Beck, Wallander), and Mikael Persbrandt (Beck, Verdict: Revised).