The Redbreast: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 3 (Unabridged)
by Jo Nesbø
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Harry Hole, drunkard, loner and brilliant detective is reassigned to surveillance after a high profile mistake. He's bored by his new job until a report of a rare and unusual gun being fired sparks his interest because of its possible links to Neo Nazi activity. Then a former soldier is found with his throat cut. Next Harry's former partner is murdered. Why had she been trying to reach Harry on the night her head was smashed in? The investigation leads Harry to suspect that the crimes have their roots in the battlefields of Eastern Front during WWII. In a quest that takes him to South Africa and Vienna, Harry finds himself perpetually one step behind the killer. He will be both winner and loser by the novel's nail-biting conclusion. The Redbreast. He's your judge, jury and executioner...And he must be stopped.
The story rolls along with many a twist. Reminded me of Ian Rankin's Rebus series but with a Scandinavian accent. Loved it, next book in the series downloaded and Harry Hole a new acquaintance . Even liked the un edited mistakes in first few chapters- interesting but well read, dodgy accent sometimes sounded more Bombay than Norway, but a gripping yarn from start to finish none the less.
This is the second Jo Nesbo book i have listened to, i must admit that the numerous foreign names took a bit of following,but the story was interesting.The only issue was that on chapter 99, there was a loss of narration and the story jumped,just at the interesting part,not happy about that at all.