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Indie Next ListJanuary 2009
Meet police detective Harry Hole and travel the streets of Oslo in the latest thriller from Norway's bestselling Jo Nesbo. This is the best kind of mystery, impossible to put down as you read on to see if Harry will expose his own nemesis in the police force while solving a crime that exposes deeper layers and networks of criminals. -- Linda Ramsdell, The Galaxy Bookshop, Hardwick, VT
Captured on closed-circuit television: A man walks into an Oslo bank, puts a gun to a cashiers head, and tells her to count to twenty-five. When he doesnt get his money fast enough, he pulls the trigger. The young woman diesand two million Norwegian kroner disappear without a trace.
After a drunken evening with his former girlfriend, Anna Bethsen, Police Detective Harry Hole wakes up at home with a headache, no cell phone, and no memory of the past twelve hours. That same day, Anna is found shot dead in her bedroom, making Hole a prime suspect in an investigation led by his hated adversary Tom Waaler. Meanwhile, the bank robberies continue with unparalleled savagery, sending rogue detective Hole from the streets of Oslo to steaming Brazil in a race to close two cases and clear his name. But Waaler isnt finished with his longtime nemesis quite yet.
About the Author
A musician, songwriter, and economist, Jo NesbØ is also one of Europes most acclaimed crime writers, and is the winner of the Glass Key Award, northern Europes most prestigious crime-fiction prize, for his first novel featuring Police Detective Harry Hole. NesbØ lives in Oslo.
Praise for Nemesis…
“Nesbo returns with another novel that is every bit the multitextured, complexly plotted, psychologically rich thriller that made Redbreast such an unqualified success. . . . No doubt about it: Nesbo belongs on every crime-fiction fan’s A-list.”