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Publisher Description

Inspector Harry Hole returns from Hong Kong hot on the trail of a serial killer in this installment of Jo Nesbø’s New York Times bestselling series. Look out for the latest Harry Hole novel, The Thirstavailable now.

Inspector Harry Hole has retreated to Hong Kong, escaping the trauma of his last case in squalid opium dens, when two young women are found dead in Oslo, both drowned in their own blood. Media coverage quickly reaches a fever pitch. There are no clues, the police investigation is stalled, and Harry—the one man who might be able to help—can’t be found. After he returns to Oslo, the killer strikes again, Harry’s instincts take over, and nothing can keep him from the investigation, though there is little to go on. Worse, he will soon come to understand that he is dealing with a psychopath who will put him to the test, both professionally and personally, as never before.

Mysteries & Thrillers
December 13
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

agentsparky ,

The Leopard

A complicated, but clever plot. Each time you believe you might be reaching a conclusion there is another layer of mystery. Well worth the read.

LoneStarStateOfMind ,

The Leopard

First book I've read by this author. Will read more....

JRubino ,

100 Words or Less

Here’s the problem: Nesbo creates interesting characters and some good mystery in this series, but he never knows when to stop.

How many death-defying situations does our intrepid protagonist have to survive? Three? Four? It reaches a point of being ridiculous – which is the same basic problem I had with “The Snowman.” Here I am enjoying my way through a good version of the genre and then Nesbo has to ruin it all.

This is a good novel in search of a better editor.

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