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Nemesis

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Jo Nesbo's The Snowman is soon to be a major motion picture, starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, and J.K. Simmons.

"Nesbø's storytelling abilities are incomparable. Nemesis is crime novel as art form and great entertainment."--USA Today

The #1 international bestseller from one of the most celebrated crime writers in Europe--the New York Times bestselling author of The Snowman--Jo Nesbø's extraordinary thriller Nemesis features Norwegian homicide detective Harry Hole, "the next in the long line of great noir crime detectives," (San Diego Union-Tribune) in a case as dark and chilling as an Oslo winter's night. The second Harry Hole novel to be released in America--following the critically acclaimed publication of The Redbird--Nemesis is a superb and surprising nail-biter that places Jo Nesbø in the company of Lawrence Block, Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, and other top masters of crime fiction. Nesbø has already received the Glass Key Award and the Booksellers' Prize, Norway's most prestigious literary awards. Nemesis is proof that there are certainly more honors in this extraordinary writer's future.

*Edgar Nominee for Best Novel of the Year
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Product details

  • Paperback | 501 pages
  • 109 x 172 x 29mm | 240g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Maps
  • 0062119699
  • 9780062119698
  • 94,860

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"More twists and turns--and speed--than an icy Norwegian Slalom Track."

--New Orleans Times-Picayune

Captured on closed-circuit television: A man walks into an Oslo bank, puts a gun to a cashier's head, and tells her to count to twenty-five. When he doesn't get his money fast enough, he pulls the trigger. The young woman dies--and two million Norwegian kroner disappear without a trace.

After a drunken evening with 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. The same day, Anna is found shot dead in her bedroom, making Hole a prime suspect in the 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 isn't finished with his longtime nemesis quite yet.
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"Assured, complex, and evocative." Seattle Times
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"No matter what language you read, get on the Jo Nesbo crime patrol and see why the world loves Harry Hole."--Madison County Herald
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About Jo Nesbo

A musician, songwriter, and economist, Jo Nesbø is also one of Europe's most acclaimed crime writers, and is the winner of the Glass Key Award, northern Europe's most prestigious crime-fiction prize, for his first novel featuring Police Detective Harry Hole. Nesbø lives in Oslo.
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