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Nemesis

By Jo Nesbo

Nemesis
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2009,
    480 pages.

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Grainy CCTV footage shows a man walking into a bank and putting a gun to a cashier's head. He tells her to count to twenty-five. When he doesn't get his money in time, she is executed. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case.

While Harry's girlfriend is away in Russia, an old flame gets in touch. He goes to dinner at her house and wakes up at home with no memory of the past twelve hours. The same morning the girl is found shot dead in her bed. Harry begins to receive threatening e-mails. Is someone trying to frame him for this unexplained death? Meanwhile the bank robberies continue with unparalleled savagery.

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Starred Review. "While sharing characteristics with so many similarly melancholic modern cops ...[he] carves a place of distinction for himself in a crowded field." - Booklist

Starred Review. "Perfectly paced and painfully suspenseful." - Publishers Weekly.

"Nesbø offers up another top-notch mystery thriller, thickly layered, perfectly plotted, and briskly paced to keep readers hooked." - Library Journal.
br> "Jo Nesbo is not just a good Norwegian author; he's very near the top of the Nordic crime writers' league." - The Times (UK).

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Jo Nesbo Author Biography

With his eight internationally acclaimed crime novels featuring Detective Harry Hole, Jo Nesbø has achieved an unparalleled success both in his native country Norway and abroad, winning the hearts of critics, booksellers and readers alike. Translated into more than forty languages, awarded a range of awards and boasting record-breaking sales, Nesbø has been lavishly praised by international critics for broadening the scope of the contemporary crime novel, and is today regarded as one the best crime writers of our time.

Books to Date:

Harry Hole Series
1. The Redbreast (2006)
2. Nemesis (2008)
3. The Devil's Star (2005)
4. The Redeemer (2009)
5. The Snowman (2010)
6. The Leopard (2011)
7. Phantom (2012) 8. Police (2013)

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