Phantom: A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 7)

Phantom: A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 7)

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By (author) Jo Nesbo, Translated by Don Bartlett

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  • Publisher: VINTAGE
  • Format: Paperback | 560 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 40mm | 400g
  • Publication date: 3 January 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 009955478X
  • ISBN 13: 9780099554783
  • Sales rank: 39,099

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Harry's in trouble...After the horrors of a case that nearly cost him his life, Harry Hole left Oslo and the police force far behind him. Now he's back, but the case he's come to investigate is already closed, and the suspect already behind bars. The police don't want him back...Denied permission to reopen the investigation, Harry strikes out on his own, quickly discovering a trail of violence and mysterious disappearances apparently unnoticed by the police. At every turn, Harry is faced with a wall of silence. The criminals don't want him back...But Harry is not the only one interested in the case. From the moment he steps off the plane, someone is watching his every move...someone wants him silenced.

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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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"Expertly plotted and structured...relentlessly paced...a compulsive page turner" Independent on Sunday "Nesbo wrings out the tension, by turns painful and delicious, with consummate skill. The surprises come like an avalanche as the end nears" Sunday Express "A first-class thriller...and the complex plot...contains several twists some of which will make you gasp and at least one of which will make you cry" Evening Standard "The relationship between Harry and Rakel is truly multifaceted, and richer in nuance than anything else in the crime genre. Phantom will maintain Jo Nesbo's unstoppable momentum" -- Barry Forshaw Independent "Jo Nesbo writes tightly plotted, claustrophobic thrillers with plenty of snow and a brutal yet hopelessly romantic policeman hero... They're also exuberantly, ingeniously gruesome" Sunday Telegraph

Editorial reviews

The relationship between Harry and Rakel is truly multifaceted, and richer in nuance than anything else in the crime genre. Phantom will maintain Jo Nesbo's unstoppable momentum

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HARRY'S IN TROUBLE... After the horrors of a case that nearly cost him his life, Harry Hole left Oslo and the police force far behind him. Now he's back, but the case he's come to investigate is already closed, and the suspect already behind bars. THE POLICE DON'T WANT HIM BACK... Denied permission to reopen the investigation, Harry strikes out on his own, quickly discovering a trail of violence and mysterious disappearances apparently unnoticed by the police. At every turn, Harry is faced with a wall of silence. THE CRIMINALS DON'T WANT HIM BACK... But Harry is not the only one interested in the case. From the moment he steps off the plane, someone is watching his every move. ...SOMEONE WANTS HIM SILENCED 'Expertly plotted and structured...relentlessly paced...a compulsive page turner' Independent on Sunday 'The king of Nordic crime' Metro