Author(s): Jo Nesbø; Don Bartlett (Translator)
Inspector Harry Hole returns from Hong Kong hot on the trail of a serial killer in this installment of Jo Nesbø's New York Times bestselling series. Look out for the latest Harry Hole novel, The Thirst, available now.
Inspector Harry Hole has retreated to Hong Kong, escaping the trauma of his last case in squalid opium dens, when two young women are found dead in Oslo, both drowned in their own blood. Media coverage quickly reaches a fever pitch. There are no clues, the police investigation is stalled, and Harry--the one man who might be able to help--can't be found. After he returns to Oslo, the killer strikes again, Harry's instincts take over, and nothing can keep him from the investigation, though there is little to go on. Worse, he will soon come to understand that he is dealing with a psychopath who will put him to the test, both professionally and personally, as never before.
A heart-stopping thriller from the international crime fiction star and top 5 bestseller that the Independent has called 'The next Stieg Larsson'.
Shortlisted for Galaxy National Book Awards: International Author of the Year 2011.
"Comparisons with Stieg Larsson have been made, but Nesbo's plots move quickly, carry more punch, and really do keep you guessing to the final page" Daily Mirror "A cracking good thriller...that will keep you gripped to the last page" Guardian "Outstanding... Probably the best big crime novel you could lay your hands on this year" BBC Radio 4 "Nesbo's novels keep going when you think there can't be any more twists to follow. Scenes switch from the avalanche-threatened ravines and mountain cabins of back-country Norway, close to oil-rich Stavanger and metropolitan Oslo, to an active volcano in Africa" Times Literary Supplement "Original Norwegian noir...absorbing" -- Tom Huddleston Time Out
Jo Nesbo is a musician, songwriter, economist and author. His first crime novel featuring Harry Hole was published in Norway in 1997 and was an instant hit, winning the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel (an accolade shared with Peter Hoeg, Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson). Check out his website.