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    9780345813213 Paperback / softback, Trade, , $19.95 CAD 9780345813220 Electronic book text, Reflowable, , EPUB
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Harry Hole Series
By (author): Jo Nesbo
9780345813206 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Thrillers / General Sep 17, 2013
$24.95 CAD
Out of stock indefinitely 5.98 x 9.01 x 1.19 in 528 pages Knopf Random Vintage Canada Random House Canada
The thrilling follow-up to Jo Nesbo's #1 bestseller Phantom.

Several police officers are found murdered at the scene of an old and unsolved murder case that they were involved in investigating. The killings are extremely brutal and bestial. The police have no leads. What's more, they're missing their best investigator. A severely wounded man in a coma is kept alive at a hospital in Oslo. The room is guarded by the police and the identity of the patient is kept secret.

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 Høeg, Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson).


“Ten books on, Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole series just keeps getting better.... This plot has people, pacing, and place that keep the action moving right up to the final chapter. A must for Harry Hole fans and a great place to start for those who haven’t discovered this superb series.”
—Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail

“A superb piece of suspense writing in the Thomas Harris vein.”
—Barry Forshaw, The Independent

“After 9 previous novels featuring inspector Harry Hole, this pyrotechnically assured style of writing should come as no surprise, but the delight in reading a new Nesbo novel is that he never fails to surprise…. It’s a dizzyingly taut feat of storytelling…. Nesbo’s trademark intensity never flags throughout the roller-coaster waves of this highly enjoyable ride.”
—Daneet Steffens, The Boston Globe

“One hell of a thriller…. Nesbo messes with everyone here, especially the reader, but furious as we’d like to be, in the end we’re willing supplicants.”
Booklist (starred review)

“Having upped the ante with the previous novel in the Harry Hole series, the author goes for broke here. Arguably the most densely packed and ambitiously plotted novel in a series that has been getting darker with each volume.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Police is a fast-paced crime novel with a great deal of exhilaration and suspense…. A spiral of action that never seems to end. It is impressively executed and as a craftsmanship considered to be superb. If you are a fan of Nesbo, Police will not dismay. Further to the eternal question as to why this man sells so many crime novels: for the simple reason that he is an extremely talented crime author?”
Dagbladet (Norway)

“With this novel, Jo Nesbo proves that the crime genre can be elevated to new levels, both in literary terms and when it comes to an innovative, sublime, suspenseful and surprising plot…. This is not only an intelligent crime novel; it is also perfectly composed and can be enjoyed with gusto.”
VG (Norway)

Police consolidates, and probably also reinforces, Jo Nesbo’s position as the world champion of crime fiction”
Adresseavisen (Norway)

“Jo Nesbo’s is not trying to renew the crime genre. He doesn’t need to, ’cause he is one of those who masters the genre the very best, whether we’re looking at the shelves of Norwegian or translated crime writers.”
Aftenbladet (Norway)

Police has all the traits that we have come to expect from a Harry Hole novel: a story that works entirely and where the reader more than once may wonder if Nesbo is playing a joke on us, a story that is told at a pace and with a built-in pressure that almost forces the text on the reader. The language is distinct and direct…with the dialogues as its strongest suite. The suspense is impeccable.”
NRK (Norway)

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