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Phantom

Book 9, Harry Hole

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Description

HARRY'S IN TROUBLE...

After the horrors of a case that nearly cost him his life, Harry Hole left Oslo and the police force far behind him. Now he's back, but the case he's come to investigate is already closed, and the suspect already behind bars.

THE POLICE DON'T WANT HIM BACK...

Denied permission to reopen the investigation, Harry strikes out on his own, quickly discovering a trail of violence and mysterious disappearances apparently unnoticed by the police. At every turn, Harry is faced with a wall of silence.

THE CRIMINALS DON'T WANT HIM BACK...

But Harry is not the only one interested in the case. From the moment he steps off the plane, someone is watching his every move.

...SOMEONE WANTS HIM SILENCED

From Publishers Weekly

27 August 2012 – In Nesb s deeply moving seventh Harry Hole novel to be published in the U.S. (after 2011 s The Leopard), Harry returns to Oslo from Hong Kong to help his estranged 18-year-old son, Oleg, who has fallen in with a group of drug users and is now accused of fatally shooting another teenager, Gusto Hanssen. Both Gusto and Oleg were pushing a new street drug in Oslo, a synthetic heroin known as violin, for a mysterious man known only as Dubai. Operating both under the radar and with the covert help of his remaining friends on the force, Harry delves into the world of drugs in Norway, from corner selling to an importation scheme that involves airline pilots. Harry uncovers a web of corruption that ensnares the very police force he abandoned three years earlier. This is Harry s most personal case, and yet Nesb never allows Harry s paternal feelings for Oleg cloud his need for truth, however costly that pursuit may be.

Customer Reviews

Phantom

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Surprising

Having read the Snowman and the Leopard, I was eager to read the latest instalment in the Harry Hole series.

On the whole I really enjoyed the book, it definitely builds and becomes a stronger and quicker paced read in the second half, with the final chapters in particular being relentless page turners. There were some bizarre choices, such as using a rat for narrative at points, and I also felt it meandered a bit too much in the early stages. Gone are the serial killers of the last two books (but still plenty of violent ways to die) and instead we are faced with a drug lord controlling distribution of a new drug violin on the streets, and Harry Hole returning to investigate the murder of an addict by another addict.

It's hard to get more into the plot without churning up spoilers, but suffice to say Harry comes back of his own accord rather than being dragged back as he was in The Leopard.

Whilst I originally picked up Jo Nesbo based on his portrayed similarities to Stieg Larsson, it's safe to say he has well and truly set himself out as a fantastic writer in his own right. Overall Phantom is a great read, and the heart pounding ending has left me hoping Jo Nesbo won't take too long in providing us with another great novel to scratch the itch.

Phantom

The usual great read, but perhaps best avoided if you are feeling in any way depressed. Total scando grimness from start to finish.

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  • £4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Crime & Thrillers
  • Published: 15 March 2012
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Print Length: 560 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 9, Harry Hole
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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