Nominated by:

Mestska Knihovna v Praze, Czech Republic

Publisher of nominated edition:

Harvill Secker, UK


Jo Nesbø      

Translated from the original Norwegian by Don Bartlett

2014 Longlist

The thrilling follow-up to Jo Nesbø ‘s #1 bestseller The Leopard

The Murder has been solved. But has justice been done?
Harry Hole is back in Oslo. He’s been away for some time, but his ghosts have a way of catching up with him. The case that brings him back is already closed. There is no room for doubt: the young junkie was shot dead by a fellow addict.
The police don’t want him back…
Denied permission to reopen the investigation, Harry strikes out on his own. Beneath the city’s eerie tranquillity, he discovers a trail of violence and mysterious disappearances seemingly unnoticed by the police. At every turn Harry is faced with a conspiracy of silence.
The criminals don’t want him back…
Harry is not the only one who is interested in the case. From the moment he steps off the plane, someone is watching his every move and tracing his every call.
Someone wants him silenced.

(From Publisher)

About the Author

Jo Nesbø played football for Norway’s premier league team Modle, but his dream of playing professionally for Spurs was dashed when he tore crucial ligaments in his knee at the age of eighteen. After three years military service he attended business school and formed the band Di derre (Them There). Their second album topped the charts in Norway, but he continued working as a financial analyst, crunching numbers during the day and gigging at night. When commissioned by a publisher to write a memoir about life on the road with his band, he instead came up with the plot for his first Harry Hole crime novel, The Bat. He is regarded as one of Europe’s leading crime writers, with both The Leopard and Phantom topping the UK bestseller charts, and his novels are published in 40 countries.

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