Grainy CCTV footage shows a man walking into a bar and pointing a gun to the 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, still mourning the death of his police partner, is assigned to the case. While his girlfriend is away in Russia, an old flame gets in touch but after dinner at her house he wakes up back at home with no memory of the past twelve hours. That same morning, the girl is found shot dead in her bed and Harry begins to receive threatening e-mails: is someone trying to frame him?
As he fights to clear his name, the bank robberies continue with unparalleled savagery...
'Twists galore... A master at work' Time Out
'A superb novel. Intricate, truly gripping' Evening Standard
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