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JO NESBØ is a musician, songwriter, economist, and author. He has won the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel. His Harry Hole novels include The Redeemer, The Snowman, The Leopard, and Phantom, and he is also the author of Headhunters and several children's books.

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"At the beginning of this standalone from Nesbø — the reigning master of the Norwegian crime thriller, best known for his Harry Hole series (Police, etc.) — Sonny Lofthus is serving time in a maximum-security prison for crimes he didn't commit, in exchange for a never-ending supply of heroin from his jailors. Sonny became an addict as a teen, after his father, Ab, a corrupt cop, apparently committed suicide. When a fellow inmate raises questions about Ab's death, Sonny devises an ingenious escape plan and exacts revenge upon those responsible for his father's downfall. On his trail is Simon Kefas, an aging cop and close friend of Ab's, and the Twin, a shadowy gangster who traffics in underage Belorussian girls. The book is set in Oslo, which, seen through Nesbø's eyes, is a cesspool of corruption, drug addiction, and general depravity. Jackson turns in a solid performance, guiding the reader through the tangle of multisyllabic Norwegian names while delivering on the plot's many twists and turns. He uses an array of British accents to differentiate the large cast of characters. Jackson's one misstep is the voice chosen for Sonny: it sounds hollow and awkward, almost Bullwinklesque. Fortunately this doesn't slow the story down (Sonny being the laconic type), and the effect seems less jarring as the novel progresses. A Knopf hardcover." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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The author of the internationally best-selling Harry Hole series now gives us an electrifying stand-alone novel set amid Oslo's hierarchy of corruption, from which one very unusual young man is about to propel himself into a mission of brutal revenge. 

Sonny Lofthus, in his early thirties, has been in prison for the last dozen years: serving time for crimes he didn't commit. In exchange, he gets an uninterrupted supply of heroin—and the unexpected stream of fellow prisoners seeking out his uncanny abilities to soothe and absolve. His addiction started when his father committed suicide rather than be exposed as a corrupt cop, and now Sonny is the center of a vortex of corruption: prison staff, police, lawyers, a desperate priest—all of them focused on keeping him stoned and jailed, and all of them under the thumb of Oslo's crime overlord, the Twin. When Sonny learns some long-hidden truths about his father he makes a brilliant escape, and begins hunting down the people responsible for the hideous crimes he's paid for. But he's also being hunted, by the Twin, the cops, and the only person who knows the ultimate truth that Sonny is seeking. The question is, what will he do when they've cornered him? 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553397826
Author:
Nesbo, Jo
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Author:
Jo Nesbo
Author:
Jackson, Gildart
Subject:
mystery;fiction;thriller
Subject:
mystery;fiction;norway;crime;oslo;thriller
Subject:
mystery;norway;fiction;crime;thriller;oslo;norwegian;corruption
Subject:
mystery;norway;fiction;crime;oslo;thriller;revenge;corruption;norwegian
Subject:
norway;mystery;fiction;crime;oslo;thriller;corruption;revenge;norwegian;murder;suspense;drugs
Subject:
norway;fiction;mystery;crime;oslo;thriller;revenge;corruption;crime fiction;drugs;norwegian;suspense;murder
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Fourteen CD
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.88 x 5.08 x 1.66 in 0.86 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "At the beginning of this standalone from Nesbø — the reigning master of the Norwegian crime thriller, best known for his Harry Hole series (Police, etc.) — Sonny Lofthus is serving time in a maximum-security prison for crimes he didn't commit, in exchange for a never-ending supply of heroin from his jailors. Sonny became an addict as a teen, after his father, Ab, a corrupt cop, apparently committed suicide. When a fellow inmate raises questions about Ab's death, Sonny devises an ingenious escape plan and exacts revenge upon those responsible for his father's downfall. On his trail is Simon Kefas, an aging cop and close friend of Ab's, and the Twin, a shadowy gangster who traffics in underage Belorussian girls. The book is set in Oslo, which, seen through Nesbø's eyes, is a cesspool of corruption, drug addiction, and general depravity. Jackson turns in a solid performance, guiding the reader through the tangle of multisyllabic Norwegian names while delivering on the plot's many twists and turns. He uses an array of British accents to differentiate the large cast of characters. Jackson's one misstep is the voice chosen for Sonny: it sounds hollow and awkward, almost Bullwinklesque. Fortunately this doesn't slow the story down (Sonny being the laconic type), and the effect seems less jarring as the novel progresses. A Knopf hardcover." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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