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The Leopard

Harry Hole Series - A Harry Hole Novel (8)

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Inspector Harry Hole returns from Hong Kong hot on the trail of a serial killer in this installment of Jo Nesbø’s New York Times bestselling series. Look out for the latest Harry Hole novel, The Thirstavailable now.

Inspector Harry Hole has retreated to Hong Kong, escaping the trauma of his last case in squalid opium dens, when two young women are found dead in Oslo, both drowned in their own blood. Media coverage quickly reaches a fever pitch. There are no clues, the police investigation is stalled, and Harry—the one man who might be able to help—can’t be found. After he returns to Oslo, the killer strikes again, Harry’s instincts take over, and nothing can keep him from the investigation, though there is little to go on. Worse, he will soon come to understand that he is dealing with a psychopath who will put him to the test, both professionally and personally, as never before.

From Publishers Weekly

Nov 07, 2011 – In Nesb s outstanding follow-up to The Snowman , Insp. Harry Hole reluctantly agrees to return home from Hong Kong, where he s been hiding out for months, after an Oslo Crime Squad colleague tells him his father is in the hospital. Considered an expert after catching the serial killer known as the Snowman, Harry is marginally intrigued by the possibility of another serial killer loose in Oslo. Back in Norway, little links two murdered women except the unusual stab wounds in their mouths. When a mid-level politician s body is discovered in a possible suicide that s soon dubbed murder, Hole realizes a single killer is at work and not yet done. Nesb moves the action easily from Hong Kong to Norway, with side trips to the Democratic Republic of Congo, without ever losing the plot s sense of urgency. Hole, put through the emotional wringer in The Snowman, doesn t get much of a reprieve in this intense outing. By the end, he s ready to concede that what he most wants is an armored heart.

Customer Reviews

Getting darker and darker...

And no happy ending in sight for Harry personally. It is getting to be a bit made from the same mold over and over, but still captivating stories.

The Leopard

Another great book by Jo Nesbo. Good blend of intrigue and drama. Found it to be entertaining.

Great read!!

Read The Snowman about 6 months ago and bought this as follow up and thought it was even better than Snowman!! Despite the length (>725 pages at my iBook font size) kept me glued and found myself unable to put it down.

I do agree with some other reviewers in that there seem to be too many plot layers to unravel at the end - gotta admit that this is part of the reader's experience which keeps the story's momentum going.

Just bought the next in line - "The Phantom" - hope it is as good!!

Also, being an American I really appreciate the care taken to keep the translation clear enough to keep me immersed (eg. Use of miles, feet,yards, etc instead of kM, meters and so forth)as I recognize that it would be too easy to keep native Norwegian-speak in the story and lose us U.S. readers.

The Leopard
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Dec 13, 2011
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 688 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Harry Hole Series
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, 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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