The thrilling follow-up to Jo Nesbo's #1 bestseller The Leopard
Summer. A boy is lying on the floor of an Oslo apartment. He is bleeding and will soon die. In order to place his life and death in some kind of context he begins to tell his story. Outside, the church bells toll. Autumn. Former police inspector Harry Hole returns to Oslo after three years abroad. He seeks out his old boss at Police Headquarters to request permission to investigate a homicide. But the case is already closed: the young junkie was in all likelihood shot dead by a fellow addict. Yet, Harry is granted permission to visit the boy's alleged killer in jail. There, he meets himself and his own history. What follows is the solitary investigation of what appears to be the first impossible case in Harry Hole's career. And while Harry is searching, the murdered boy continues his story. A man walks the dark streets of Oslo. The streets are his and he has always been there. He is a phantom.
About the Author
Jo Nesbo is a musician, songwriter, economist and bestselling 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 Høeg, Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson).
"Expertly plotted and structured...relentlessly paced...a compulsive page turner" Independent on Sunday "Nesbo wrings out the tension, by turns painful and delicious, with consummate skill. The surprises come like an avalanche as the end nears" Sunday Express "A first-class thriller...and the complex plot...contains several twists some of which will make you gasp and at least one of which will make you cry" Evening Standard "The relationship between Harry and Rakel is truly multifaceted, and richer in nuance than anything else in the crime genre. Phantom will maintain Jo Nesbo's unstoppable momentum" -- Barry Forshaw Independent "Jo Nesbo writes tightly plotted, claustrophobic thrillers with plenty of snow and a brutal yet hopelessly romantic policeman hero... They're also exuberantly, ingeniously gruesome" Sunday Telegraph
Series: Harry Hole
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 3rd December 2012
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1