Synopses & Reviews
“Nesbøs storytelling abilities are incomparable. Nemesis
is crime novel as art form and great entertainment.”
The #1 international bestseller from one of the most celebrated crime writers in Europe--the New York Times bestselling author of The Snowman--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.
“High tension, lightning pace, a flawed but ultimately sympathetic protagonist: NEMESIS has it all.” BookPage
“Assured, complex, and evocative.” Seattle Times
“Its a good bet that if this is the first Harry Hole novel you read, youll never miss another. . . . Its complex but so well written. . . . If youre a fan of crime fiction, Harry Holes your man.” Arizona Republic
“Nesbo offers up another top-notch mystery thriller, thickly layered, perfectly plotted, and briskly paced to keep readers hooked. With ties to events in The Redbreast, this is an excellent sequel. . . . Recommended for all fiction collections and essential for Scandinavian crime lovers.” Library Journal
“Nesbø has a knack for Euro noir.” Entertainment Weekly
“[A] beautifully executed heist drama. . . . Expertly weaving plot lines from Holes last outing to feature the inspector, The Redbreast (2007), Nesbo delivers a lush crime saga that will leave U.S. readers clamoring for the next installment.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The high-intensity action is threaded through a series of Chinese boxes revealing one false solution after another before the brilliantly inventive final twist.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Nesbo returns with another novel that is every bit the multitextured, complexly plotted, psychologically rich thriller that made Redbreast such an unqualified success. . . . No doubt about it: Nesbo belongs on every crime-fiction fans A-list.” Booklist (starred review)
“No matter what language you read, get on the Jo Nesbo crime patrol and see why the world loves Harry Hole.” Madison County Herald
“The dense plot is supremely detailed. . . . A crisp, clean translation. . . . Satisfying.” New York Times Book Review
A man walks into an Oslo bank,puts a gun to a cashier's head, and tells her to count to twenty-five. When he doesn't get his money fast enough,he pulls the trigger. The young woman dies—and two million Norwegian kroner disappear without a trace.
After a drunken evening with former girlfriend Anna Bethsen,Police Detective Harry Hole wakes up at home with a headache, no cell phone, and no memory of the past twelve hours. The same day, Anna is found shot dead in her bedroom, making Hole a prime suspect in the investigation led by his hated adversary, Tom Waaler. Meanwhile, the bank robberies continue with unparalleled savagery, sending rogue detective Hole from the streets of Oslo to steaming Brazil in a race to close two cases and clear his name. But Waaler isn't finished with his longtime nemesis quite yet.
About the Author
Jo Nesbo is a musician, songwriter, economist, and one of Europes most critically acclaimed and successful crime writers today. His first novel featuring Police Detective Harry Hole was an instant hit in Norway, winning the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novelthe most prestigious crime-writing award in Northern Europe. Norwegian readers voted his novel The Redbreast the best Norwegian crime novel of all time. NesbØ lives in Oslo.