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Not all angels are heaven sent. I am one such angel, and I have come to pass judgement on the living, and the dead...
Harry Hole, drunkard, loner and brilliant detective is reassigned to surveillance after a high profile mistake.
He’s bored by his new job until a report of a rare and unusual gun being fired sparks his interest because of its possible links to Neo Nazi activity. Then a former soldier is found with his throat cut. Next Harry’s former partner is murdered. Why had she been trying to reach Harry on the night her head was smashed in? The investigation leads Harry to suspect that the crimes have their roots in the battlefields of Eastern Front during WWII. In a quest that takes him to South Africa and Vienna, Harry finds himself perpetually one step behind the killer. He will be both winner and loser by the novel's nail-biting conclusion.
About the Author
JO NESBø, musician, economist and author of the best-selling series featuring Detective Harry Hole, has won many prizes for his novels, including the Glass Key, the Riverton Prize and the Norwegian Bookclub prize for best ever Norwegian crime novel. His first novel to be published in English was THE DEVIL’S STAR and the second, THE REDBREAST, was shortlisted for the CWA Duncan Lawrie International Dagger. He lives in Oslo.
"THE NEXT STIEG LARSSON" * INDEPENDENT * "A page-turner you won't want to put down" * Time Out * "A complex, utterly captivating story" * Evening Standard * "Scary...culminates in a nail-biting episode with overtones of The Day of the Jackal" * Independent * "Norway's finest crime writer... Nesbo clearly demonstrates his skill at executing expertly-crafted, well-paced thrillers that he sustains to the very end in a compelling fashion. As first novels go, The Redbreast and The Devil's Star are as accomplished as any reader is likely to experience" * Daily Express *
ISBN: 9780099546771 ISBN-10: 0099546779 Series: Harry Hole Audience:
Number Of Pages: 640 Published: 1st December 2009 Publisher: Vintage Publishing Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.8
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1
About the Author
With his eight internationally acclaimed crime novels featuring Detective Harry Hole, Jo Nesbø has achieved an unparalleled success both in his native country Norway and abroad, winning the hearts of critics, booksellers and readers alike. Translated into more than forty languages, awarded a whole range of awards and boasting record-breaking sales, Nesbø has been lavishly praised by international critics for broadening the scope of the contemporary crime novel, and is today regarded as one the best crime writers of our time.