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Police

A Harry Hole Novel

by Jo Nesbo

Police by Jo Nesbo
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  • Published in USA  Oct 2013
    448 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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The police urgently need Harry Hole ... A killer is stalking Oslo's streets. Police officers are being slain at the scenes of crimes they once investigated but failed to solve. The murders are brutal, the media reaction hysterical.

But this time, Harry can't help ... For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the center of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His dedication to his job and his brilliant insights have saved the lives of countless people. But now, with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry is not in a position to protect anyone. 

Least of all himself ...

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"In Nesbø's able hands, Harry's absence is a character unto itself, but this will only make readers more eager to learn Harry's fate." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. A surprise ending promises a fresh start for a series that had appeared to end with its previous novel." - Kirkus

"A fast-paced crime novel with a great deal of exhilaration and suspense… If you are a fan of Nesbo, Police will not dismay." - Dagbladet (Norway)

"Jo Nesbo proves that the crime genre can be elevated to new levels, both in literary terms and when it comes to an innovative, sublime, suspenseful and surprising plot." - VG (Norway)

"Police consolidates, and probably also reinforces, Jo Nesbo's position as the world champion of crime fiction." - Adresseavisen (Norway)

"Jo Nesbo's is not trying to renew the crime genre. He doesn't need to, 'cause he is one of those who masters the genre the very best, whether we're looking at the shelves of Norwegian or translated crime writers." - Aftenbladet (Norway)

"Police has all the traits that we have come to expect from a Harry Hole novel: a story that works entirely and where the reader more than once may wonder if Nesbo is playing a joke on us, a story that is told at a pace and with a built-in pressure that almost forces the text on the reader." - NRK (Norway)

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Jo Nesbo Author Biography

With his 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)
9. The Son (2014)

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