INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the author of the bestselling Harry Hole series comes an electrifying tale of vengeance set amid Oslo's brutal hierarchy of corruption.
“The crime author of the moment.”—The New York Times Book Review
Sonny Lofthus has been in prison for almost half his life: serving time for crimes he didn't commit. In exchange, he gets an uninterrupted supply of heroin—and a stream of fellow prisoners seeking out his Buddha-like absolution. Years earlier Sonny’s father, a corrupt cop, took his own life rather than face exposure. Now Sonny is the center of a vortex of corruption: prison staff, police, lawyers, a desperate priest—all of them focused on keeping him stoned and jailed. When Sonny discovers a shocking truth about his father’s suicide, he makes a brilliant escape and begins hunting down the people respons
ible for his and his father’s demise. But he's also being hunted, and by enemies too many to count. Two questions remain: who will get to him first, and what will he do when he’s cornered?
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This excellent standalone from Nesb , best known for his Harry Hole series (Police, etc.), centers on Sonny Lofthus (aka the Son), who's serving a sentence at Oslo's Staten Maximum Security Prison for two murders to which he confessed but which he did not commit. Sonny began using drugs before his incarceration, after his police officer father, Ab, hanged himself, leaving a note in which Ab confessed to having been a dirty cop. To manipulate Sonny, prison officials, lawyers, and police enable Sonny's habit. When another inmate, Johannes Halden, who's dying of cancer, begs for Sonny's forgiveness after admitting a role in framing Ab and making his murder look like suicide, Sonny stops taking drugs and later escapes from prison with Johannes's help. He launches a killing spree targeting those he suspects of having destroyed his father in particular, a gangster known as the Twin, who controls a criminal enterprise encompassing human trafficking, drugs, and money laundering. A love affair between Sonny and Martha Lian, director of a center for drug addicts where Sonny stays, adds another exciting dynamic. Nesb takes the reader on a chilling ride with many unexpected twists. 150,000-copy announced first printing. Author tour.
A Crime Thriller Masterpiece...
The characters were very complex and human that they build a powerful vibe of storytelling in this book! In addition, the twists were so unexpected and compelling!
One of his best
Couldn’t put it down......