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ISBN13: 9780061655500
ISBN10: 0061655503
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Gripping and surprising, Nemesis is a nail-biting thriller from one of the biggest stars in crime fiction.

Grainy closed-circuit television footage shows a man walking into an Oslo bank and putting a gun to a cashier's head. He tells the young woman to count to twenty-five. When the robber doesn't get his money in time, the cashier is executed, and two million Norwegian kroner disappear without a trace. Police Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case.

While Hole's girlfriend is away in Russia, an old flame decides to get in touch. Former girlfriend and struggling artist Anna Bethsen invites Hole to dinner, and he can't resist a visit. But the evening ends in an all too familiar way as Hole awakens with a thundering headache, a missing cell phone, and no memory of the past twelve hours. That same morning, Anna is found shot dead in her bed. Hole begins to receive threatening e-mails. Is someone trying to frame him for this unexplained death? Meanwhile, the bank robberies continue with unparalleled savagery.

As the death toll continues to mount, Hole becomes a prime suspect in a criminal investigation led by his longtime adversary Tom Waaler and Waaler's vid ever known. But he made another discovery that he chose to reveal to no one—to keep from human hands a power that dwarfed the atomic bomb.

When twelve-year-old Daphne Marrity takes a videotape labeled Pee-wee's Big Adventurefrom her recently deceased grandmother's house, neither she nor her college-professor father, Frank, realize what they now have in their possession. In an instant they are thrust into the center of a world-altering conspiracy, drawing the dangerous attentions of both the Israeli Secret Service and an ancient European cabal of occultists. Now father and daughter have three days to learn the rules of a terrifying magical chess game in order to escape a fate more profound than death—because the Marritys hold the key to the ultimate destruction of not only what's to come . . . but what already has been.

Review:

"When a bank teller is shot during a holdup at the start of Norwegian bestseller Nesb's beautifully executed heist drama, Oslo Insp. Harry Hole investigates, along with Beate Lnn, a young detective with the ability to remember every face she's ever seen. Meanwhile, Harry receives a call from Anna Bethsen, a woman he hasn't seen in years. After he meets Anna, recovering alcoholic Harry awakens the next morning with a hangover and the news that Anna is dead, apparently by her own hand. While Harry quietly looks into Anna's death, he and Beate uncover ties in their bank robbery case to one of Norway's most notorious bank robbers, who's currently in prison. The deeper Harry digs, the clearer it becomes that Anna's death is linked to the robbery. Expertly weaving plot lines from Hole's last outing to feature the inspector, The Redbreast (2007), Nesb delivers a lush crime saga that will leave U.S. readers clamoring for the next installment." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

“Nesbøs storytelling abilities are incomparable. Nemesis is crime novel as art form and great entertainment.”

—USA Today

 The #1 international bestseller from one of the most celebrated crime writers in Europe, Jo Nesbøs extraordinary thriller Nemesis features Norwegian homicide detective Harry Hole, “the next in the long line of great noir crime detectives,” (San Diego Union-Tribune) in a case as dark and chilling as an Oslo winters night. The second Harry Hole novel to be released in America—following the critically acclaimed publication of The Redbird—Nemesis is a superb and surprising nail-biter that places Jo Nesbø in the company of Lawrence Block, Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, and other top masters of crime fiction. Nesbø has already received the Glass Key Award and the Booksellers Prize, Norways most prestigious literary awards. Nemesis is proof that there are certainly more honors in this extraordinary writer's future.

About the Author

Jo NesbØ is a musician, songwriter, economist, and author. He is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the Glass Key, the Riverton Prize, and the Booksellers' Prize, and Norwegian readers voted one of his Harry Hole novels the best Norwegian crime novel of all time. He lives in Oslo.

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Douglas, November 15, 2008 (view all comments by Douglas)
I just finished an advanced reader of this book. Nesbo's highly flawed police detective stumbles through another tense, bloody thriller, with a false ending or two and a satisfying finish. If you like Henning Mankell and Fred Vargas, you should enjoy Jo Nesbo.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061655500
Publisher:
Harper
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Translator:
Bartlett, Don
Author:
by Jo Nesbo
Author:
Jo Nesbo
Author:
Nesb, Jo
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20090106
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from K to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in 14.80 oz
Age Level:
from 5 to 10

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z

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Product details 480 pages Harper - English 9780061655500 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "When a bank teller is shot during a holdup at the start of Norwegian bestseller Nesb's beautifully executed heist drama, Oslo Insp. Harry Hole investigates, along with Beate Lnn, a young detective with the ability to remember every face she's ever seen. Meanwhile, Harry receives a call from Anna Bethsen, a woman he hasn't seen in years. After he meets Anna, recovering alcoholic Harry awakens the next morning with a hangover and the news that Anna is dead, apparently by her own hand. While Harry quietly looks into Anna's death, he and Beate uncover ties in their bank robbery case to one of Norway's most notorious bank robbers, who's currently in prison. The deeper Harry digs, the clearer it becomes that Anna's death is linked to the robbery. Expertly weaving plot lines from Hole's last outing to feature the inspector, The Redbreast (2007), Nesb delivers a lush crime saga that will leave U.S. readers clamoring for the next installment." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,

“Nesbøs storytelling abilities are incomparable. Nemesis is crime novel as art form and great entertainment.”

—USA Today

 The #1 international bestseller from one of the most celebrated crime writers in Europe, Jo Nesbøs extraordinary thriller Nemesis features Norwegian homicide detective Harry Hole, “the next in the long line of great noir crime detectives,” (San Diego Union-Tribune) in a case as dark and chilling as an Oslo winters night. The second Harry Hole novel to be released in America—following the critically acclaimed publication of The Redbird—Nemesis is a superb and surprising nail-biter that places Jo Nesbø in the company of Lawrence Block, Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, and other top masters of crime fiction. Nesbø has already received the Glass Key Award and the Booksellers Prize, Norways most prestigious literary awards. Nemesis is proof that there are certainly more honors in this extraordinary writer's future.

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