The Redbreast
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The Redbreast

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"An elegant and complex thriller....Harrowingly beautiful." --New York Times Book Review "A hugely impressive achievement--ambitious in scope, and skilled in execution." --Los Angeles Times "The Redbreast certainly ranks with the best of current American crime fiction." --Washington Post No disrespect meant to Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson, but Jo Nesbo, the New York Times bestselling author of The Snowman, is the most exciting Scandinavian thriller writer in the crime fiction business. The Redbreast is a fabulous introduction to Nesbo's tough-as-nails series protagonist, Oslo police detective Harry Hole. A brilliant and epic novel, breathtaking in its scope and design--winner of The Glass Key for best Nordic crime novel and selected as the best Norwegian crime novel ever written by members of Norway's book clubs--The Redbreast is a chilling tale of murder and betrayal that ranges from the battlefields of World War Two to the streets of modern-day Oslo. Follow Hole as he races to stop a killer and disarm a ticking time-bomb from his nation's shadowy past. Vogue magazine says that "nobody can delve into the dark, twisted mind of a murderer better than a Scandinavian thriller writer..".and nobody does it better than Jo Nesbo! James Patterson fans should also take note.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 524 pages
  • 142.24 x 203.2 x 22.86mm | 181.44g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations, maps
  • 0061134007
  • 9780061134005
  • 29,309

Review quote

"Shifting effortlessly between the last days of WWII on the Eastern front and modern day Oslo, Norwegian Nesb? spins a complex tale of murder, revenge and betrayal. . . . Perfectly paced and painfully suspenseful."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)show more

Back cover copy

Detective Harry Hole embarrassed the force, and for his sins he's been reassigned to mundane surveillance tasks. But while monitoring neo-Nazi activities in Oslo, Hole is inadvertently drawn into a mystery with deep roots in Norway's dark past--when members of the nation's government willingly collaborated with Nazi Germany. More than sixty years later, this black mark won't wash away, and disgraced old soldiers who once survived a brutal Russian winter are being murdered, one by one. Now, with only a stained and guilty conscience to guide him, an angry, alcoholic, error-prone policeman must make his way safely past the traps and mirrors of a twisted criminal mind. For a hideous conspiracy is rapidly taking shape around Hole--and Norway's darkest hour may still be to come.show more

Review Text

"An elegant and complex thriller . . . Ingenious design. . . . Harrowingly beautiful scenes." New York Times Book Reviewshow more

Rating details

57,681 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 29% (16,853)
4 43% (24,751)
3 22% (12,509)
2 4% (2,564)
1 2% (1,004)
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