The thrilling sequel to Jo Nesbo's debut novel, "The Bat," "The Cockroaches "sees Harry Hole sent to Bangkok to investigate the murder of the Norwegian ambassador. Detective Harry Hole arrives in a steaming hot Bangkok. But it's work, not pleasure. The Norwegian ambassador has been found dead in a seedy motel room, and no witnesses have come forward. The ambassador had close ties to the Norwegian prime minister, and to avoid a scandal Harry is sent there to hush up the case. But he quickly discovers that there is much more going on behind the scenes and very few people willing to talk. When Harry lays hands on some CCTV footage that will help him unravel what happened that night, things only get more complicated. The man who gave him the tape goes missing, and Harry realises that failing to solve a murder case is by no means the only danger in Bangkok.
"NesbO never lets a page go by without making characters and situations vivid." --"Houston Chronicle""The world is dark and frozen, according to Nordic noir, and so is the human heart.But it's the magic NesbO works with the genre's tropes that matters. . . . [He] might be my favorite of the lot." --Michael Robbins, "Chicago Tribune" "Satisfyingly twisty. . . . A compelling, hard-edged thriller." --"Booklist" "Excellent . . . the most popular among [NesbO's] earlier novels and one that casts a cold eye on the reality of expatriate life of some Europeans in Asia." --"The Irish Independent" "The complex narrative and large dramatis personae are handled with steely authority . . . The picturesque seediness of Bangkok and Thailand turns out to be Harry Hole's natural element, with Nesbo plumping his hero down in a very non-Norwegian setting." --"The Independent" (UK) Praise for Jo NesbO "NesbO writes like an angel. As in Lucifer." --"The Philadelphia Inquirer"" ""Harry Hole is fast becoming one of the planet's favorite detectives. And his demons are almost as legendary as his observational and analytical skills." --"The Mirror "(UK) "NesbO explores the darkest criminal minds with grim delight and puts his killer where you least expect to find them. . . . His novels are maddeningly addictive." --"Vanity Fair"
Series: Harry Hole Novels
Number Of Pages: 367
Published: 11th February 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.6 x 13.2 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.29