The Redeemer

The Redeemer

eBook - 2013
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Inspector Harry Hole pursues an assassin bent on revenge in this installment of Jo Nesbø’s New York Times bestselling series. Look out for the latest Harry Hole novel, The Thirstavailable now.
 
Shots ring out at a Salvation Army Christmas concert in Oslo, leaving one of the singers dead in the street. The trail will lead Harry Hole, Oslo’s best investigator and worst civil servant, deep into the darkest corners of the city and, eventually, to Croatia. 

An assassin forged in the war-torn region has been brought to Oslo to settle an old debt. As the police circle in, the killer becomes increasingly desperate and the danger mounts for Harry and his colleagues. 



Baker & Taylor
Investigating the contract killing of a musician at the height of the Christmas season in Oslo, maverick detective Harry Hole discovers that the assassin killed the wrong person and is frantically searching for his target, a situation that leads to a race against time in the darkest corners of former Yugoslavia.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
ISBN: 9781299607040
1299607047
9780307596734
0307596737
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Bartlett, Don - Translator

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bogwolf
Feb 19, 2019

If you like Mankell or Fossum or Larsson, then you'll probably like Nesbo too. Gritty Norwegian thriller mystery. Very macho, a Scandinavian Jack Reacher sort of vibe.

Many plot lines interweave, and Nesbo confidently plays them out. Add a star if like rough noir. Subtract one if you don't.

For me, 3 1/2 stars rounded down because I don't love the dark stuff in mystery so much. But that's me. May be just the thing for your summer read.

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40parachute
Jan 24, 2016

I read this in two days...I am loving the collaboration of Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke in the "Under Suspicion" mysteries! I hope they continue without end!

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clarafuller
Feb 05, 2014

One of the better Harry Hole police procedurally. If you can handle the Scandinavian angst, I would recommend this book.

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giguereg
Nov 09, 2013

Modern and captivating

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tocch101
Jul 15, 2013

Another great Harry Hole novel that fills in some of the missing pieces from other books. Looking forward to reading one more in this series.

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SportyReader
Mar 06, 2012

Not Nesbo's best book. It takes a while to get into the story and a lot of concentration to get through it. Hopefully, the next one is more entertaining.

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CB2295
Jan 10, 2012

This book #6 in the Detective Harry Hole series set in Oslo but it is important to read the earlier books in the series (especially The Redbreast, #3 in the series) BEFORE you read this one because of logical linkages among the books; as with the earlier books in the series, I give this book a 9.9 only because nothing is perfect and when the quality’s this high the reader one gets to nit pick; the flaw in this case being that from page 12 until page 30 or so there are frequent changes of place and character that are not too well signalled and therefore are rather difficult to follow; that small criticism aside, the book was well worth the 3 months spent on the library’s wait list to get a copy; there are many facets to the overall story, all handled well, and there are many surprises in store for the reader; very satisfying indeed.

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rgally
Oct 22, 2010

Took a bit to get into but once it got going it was a very good read.

The story slowly unfurls with some great plot twists

I will read more of this author!

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