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The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo
  

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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. The Redbreast. He's your judge, jury and executioner...And he must be stopped.

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The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo


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'Norway's finest crime writer...Nesbo entwines a Second World War ghost story with a modern hunt for an assassin in a clever and entertaining way that teases and taunts to the very end...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

'It requires some skilled plotting, but Nesbo brings it off, and Harry, with his quirky sense of humour, is a likeable hero despite his many flaws' Sunday Telegraph

'A complex, utterly captivating story' Evening Standard

' Exciting, witty, melancholy and thought-provoking' Daily Telegraph

'A complicated story of passion, lost love, betrayal and murder' The Times

'Scary...culminates in a nail-biting episode with overtones of The Day of the Jackal' Independent

'A page-turner you won't want to put down' Time Out

About the Author

Jo Nesbo

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.

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Publication date

3rd September 2009

Author

Jo Nesbo

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www.jonesbo.co.uk/

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Publisher

Vintage an imprint of CCV

Format

Paperback
656 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780099546771

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