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ISBN13: 9780099478546
ISBN10: 0099478544
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1944: Daniel, a soldier, legendary among the Norwegians fighting the advance of Bolshevism on the Russian front, is killed. Two years later, a wounded soldier wakes up in a Vienna hospital. He becomes involved with a young nurse, the consequences of which will ripple forward to the turn of the next century.

1999: Harry Hole, alone again after having caused an embarrassment in the line of duty, has been promoted to inspector and is lumbered with surveillance duties. He is assigned the task of monitoring neo-Nazi activities; fairly mundane until a report of a rare and unusual gun being fired sparks his interest. Ellen Gjelten, his partner, makes a startling discovery. Then a former soldier is found with his throat cut. 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 novels nail-biting conclusion.

The Redbreast won the Glass Key prize for the best Nordic crime novel when it was first published, and was subsequently voted Norways best crime novel. The Devils Star, Nesbøs first novel featuring Harry Hole to be translated into English, marked Nesbø as a writer to watch in the ever more fashionable world of Nordic crime.

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Jo Nesbø, musician, economist and author, has won many prizes for his novels, including the Norwegian Book Club prize for best ever-Norwegian crime novel. His first novel to be published in English was The Devils Star, which sold more than 100,000 copies in Norway alone. He lives in Oslo.

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Melanie Greeley, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Melanie Greeley)
This is the first book translated in Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole series. It's a wonderful introduction to the detective and what makes him tick. Jo Nesbo does an incredible job with his characters - making characters you care about to those that make your skin crawl. The story and buildup of suspense are very well done and he is careful not to give too much away to spoil the plot twists. Highly recommended for mystery/crime thriller fans.
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Mystery & Detective - General
Jo Nesbo
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