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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...

About the Author

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). Phantom is the seventh of Nesbo's Harry Hole novels to be translated into English and the first Harry Hole novel to be published after the number-one bestseller, The Leopard. Check out www.jonesbo.co.uk

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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 *

Scandinavian crime fiction is all the rage, and here's another book to add to your collection. Winner of Norway's top award in this category, Nesbi crafts a story that races all over the map as an alcoholic cop digs into a mystery dating back to World War II. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Shifting effortlessly between the last days of WWII on the Eastern front and modern day Oslo, Norwegian Nesbi (The Devil's Star) spins a complex tale of murder, revenge and betrayal. A recovering alcoholic recently reassigned to the Norwegian Security Service, Insp. Harry Hole begins tracking Sverre Olsen, a vicious neo-Nazi who escaped prosecution on a technicality. But what starts as a quest to put Olsen behind bars soon explodes into a race to prevent an assassination. As Hole struggles to stay one step ahead of Olsen and his gang of skinheads, Nesbi takes the reader back to WWII, as Norwegians fighting for Hitler wage a losing battle on the Eastern front. When the two story lines finally collide, it's up to Hole to stop a man hell-bent on carrying out the deadly plan he hatched half a century ago in the trenches. Perfectly paced and painfully suspenseful, this crime novel illuminates not only Norway's alleged Nazi ties but also its present skinhead subculture. Readers will delight in Hole, a laconic hero as doggedly stubborn as Connelly's Harry Bosch, and yet with a prickly appeal all his own. (Dec.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

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