Harry Hole and his team are in a race against time to crack the identity of a violent bank robber who always seems one step ahead.
Grainy CCTV footage shows a man walking into a bank and putting a gun to a cashier's head. He tells her to count to twenty-five. When he doesn’t get his money in time, she is executed. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case.
While Harry’s girlfriend is away in Russia, an old flame gets in touch. He goes to dinner at her house and wakes up at home with no memory of the past twelve hours. The same morning the girl is found shot dead in her bed. Then Harry begins to receive threatening e-mails. Is someone trying to frame him for this unexplained death? Meanwhile the bank robberies continue with unparalleled savagery.
Gripping and surprising, Nemesis
is the new thriller by one of the biggest stars of Scandinavian crime fiction.Author Profile
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.Reviews
An absolute blinder of a book,A superb novel. Intricate, truly gripping plot…elegant simplicity. Bravo! - as they say in Norway,Reads incredibly nimbly … This tale of revenge – with the US bombing of Afghanistan pounding in the grim background – has twists galore, and enough humanity in it to keep it grounded. A master at work