Not all angels are heaven sent. I am one such angel, and I have come to pass judgement on the living, and the dead...
A report of a rare and unusual gun - a type favoured by assassins - being smuggled into the country sparks Detective Harry Hole's interest. Then a former WW2 Nazi sympathizer is found with his throat cut. Next, Harry's former partner is murdered. Why had she been trying to reach Harry on the night she was killed?
As Harry's investigation unfolds, it becomes clear that the killer is hell-bent on serving his own justice. And while the link between the cases remains a mystery, one thing is certain: he must be stopped.
Shifting effortlessly between the last days of WWII on the Eastern front and modern day Oslo, Norwegian Nesb (The Devil's Star) spins a complex tale of murder, revenge and betrayal. A recovering alcoholic recently reassigned to the Norwegian Security Service, Insp. Harry Hole begins tracking Sverre Olsen, a vicious neo-Nazi who escaped prosecution on a technicality. But what starts as a quest to put Olsen behind bars soon explodes into a race to prevent an assassination. As Hole struggles to stay one step ahead of Olsen and his gang of skinheads, Nesb takes the reader back to WWII, as Norwegians fighting for Hitler wage a losing battle on the Eastern front. When the two story lines finally collide, it's up to Hole to stop a man hell-bent on carrying out the deadly plan he hatched half a century ago in the trenches. Perfectly paced and painfully suspenseful, this crime novel illuminates not only Norway's alleged Nazi ties but also its present skinhead subculture. Readers will delight in Hole, a laconic hero as doggedly stubborn as Connelly's Harry Bosch, and yet with a prickly appeal all his own.
I love Jo Nesbo but.......
I love Jo Nesbo but could they have done an audiobook version aswell because not everyone can afford an ipad.
Captivating so far!
Not that far into it yet, but I can't take my eyes off it! It has a really captivating story so far! I wouldn't usually go for this sort of book, but since it was free, I thought I'd give it a go and I'm glad I did! Thanks Apple! 👍 Stop judging the book without actually giving it a go, it's free, so give it a go!
Trumped on a turnip
I've not put this down since I downloaded it...mainly because I was making model aeroplanes this morning and I'm now stuck to the iPad with glue! Shame I can't read or write.