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Publisher Description

From the internationally acclaimed author of the Harry Hole novels—a fast, tight, darkly lyrical stand-alone novel that has at its center the perfectly sympathetic antihero: an Oslo contract killer who draws us into an unexpected meditation on death and love.

This is the story of Olav: an extremely talented “fixer” for one of Oslo’s most powerful crime bosses. But Olav is also an unusually complicated fixer. He has a capacity for love that is as far-reaching as is his gift for murder. He is our straightforward, calm-in-the-face-of-crisis narrator with a storyteller’s hypnotic knack for fantasy. He has an “innate talent for subordination” but running through his veins is a “virus” born of the power over life and death. And while his latest job puts him at the pinnacle of his trade, it may be mutating into his greatest mistake. . . .

Mysteries & Thrillers
April 7
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

RK060 ,


Jo Nesbo's gifts for narrative, insight, and turn of phrase are brilliantly displayed in Blood on Snow. This is his finest writing.

roddy544 ,

blood on snow

I have been a big fan of Jo Nesbo for some years and have thoroughly enjoyed the Harry Hole series. This stand alone novel was a great disappointment to me. I thought the story was lame and the writing lazy. I will think twice about buying the next Jo Nesbo book.

Dgb65 ,

Hard to give it 5 stars

Only 130 pages, no chance for a series or a sequel, what a shame. This should have been the last in a series, maybe a prequel? Anyway, a wonderful character, tightly written, flawless. I loved it, so different from Harry Hole, but better in many ways. Don't miss it!

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