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He’s the best cop they’ve got.
When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath it’s up to Inspector Macbeth and his team to clean up the mess.
He’s also an ex-drug addict with a troubled past.
He’s rewarded for his success. Power. Money. Respect. They’re all within reach.
But a man like him won’t get to the top.
Plagued by hallucinations and paranoia, Macbeth starts to unravel. He’s convinced he won’t get what is rightfully his.
Unless he kills for it.
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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Scandinavian noir collides with the Scottish play in this high-speed, blood-soaked Shakespearean reboot. Jo Nesbø reimagines Macbeth as the head of a SWAT team in a dreary, working-class town in the ’70s. Committed to cleaning up the gangs and corruption, Macbeth’s also obsessed with murdering police commissioner Duncan and taking his post. Nesbø doesn’t tamper much with Macbeth’s major themes, showing how relevant and modern the bard’s treatment of power, ambition and greed remains. Still, the bestselling Norwegian author finds places to let his own gifts for high atmosphere and grisly prose shine through.