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Publisher Description

Brilliant, audaciously rogue police officer, Harry Hole from The Snowman and The Thirst, is back and in the throes of a new, unanticipated rage--once again hunting the murderer who has haunted his entire career.

Harry Hole is not in a good place. Rakel--the only woman he's ever loved--has ended it with him, permanently. He's been given a chance for a new start with the Oslo Police but it's in the cold case office, when what he really wants is to be investigating cases he suspects have ties to Svein Finne, the serial rapist and murderer who Harry helped put behind bars. And now, Finne is free after a decade-plus in prison--free, and Harry is certain, unreformed and ready to take up where he left off. But things will get worse. When Harry wakes up the morning after a blackout, drunken night with blood that's clearly not his own on his hands, it's only the very beginning of what will be a waking nightmare the likes of which even he could never have imagined.

Mysteries & Thrillers
July 9
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Jsmwoods ,


The infamous and brilliant detective has somehow managed to solve, and survive, a case very close to his home and heart of hearts. Thank you Mr Nesbo for such a flawed, and yet resilient good guy as Harry Hole.

RogerMcQ ,

Nesbo has once again hit it out of the park

I couldn’t put it down. Twists and turns that keep you guessing. Can’t wait for his next novel!RogerMcq

kc75070 ,

Author Is Mailing It In

omg…what a disappointment…..page after page about what a disgusting loser of a drunk the protagonist is…..I wish Apple gave refunds…..

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