Phantom: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 7)

by Jo Nesbo translated by Don Bartlett

HARRY'S IN TROUBLE...

After the horrors of a case that nearly cost him his life, Harry Hole left Oslo and the police force far behind him. Now he's back, but the case he's come to investigate is already closed, and the suspect already behind bars.

THE POLICE DON'T WANT HIM BACK...

Denied permission to reopen the investigation, Harry strikes out on his own, quickly discovering a trail of violence and mysterious disappearances apparently unnoticed by the police. At every turn, Harry is faced with a wall of silence.

THE CRIMINALS DON'T WANT HIM BACK...

But Harry is not the only one interested in the case. From the moment he steps off the plane, someone is watching his every move.

...SOMEONE WANTS HIM SILENCED

Reviews

‘Expertly plotted and structured...relentlessly paced...a compulsive page turner’
Independent on Sunday
‘Nesbo wrings out the tension, by turns painful and delicious, with consummate skill. The surprises come like an avalanche as the end nears’
Sunday Express
‘A first-class thriller...and the complex plot...contains several twists some of which will make you gasp and at least one of which will make you cry’
Evening Standard
‘The relationship between Harry and Rakel is truly multifaceted, and richer in nuance than anything else in the crime genre. Phantom will maintain Jo Nesbo's unstoppable momentum’
Barry Forshaw - Independent
‘Jo Nesbo writes tightly plotted, claustrophobic thrillers with plenty of snow and a brutal yet hopelessly romantic policeman hero... They're also exuberantly, ingeniously gruesome’
Sunday Telegraph
‘With a steady hand, Jo Nesbo deftly ties together the different narratives, steering the novel towards its goal with great precision...The fact that Harry Hole is a character in constant development makes the book even more interesting... Great, sombre summer reading.’
VG (Norway)
‘A brilliant and incredibly fast-paced race through the violin-ravaged (violin is a new drug, more powerful than heroin) streets of Oslo to uncover who is at the centre of a drugs rung... ex-alcoholic Hole is dealing with more demons than 24’s Jack Bauer ... Sceptics may argue that crime fiction is too sensationalist and that endings are tied up too neatly but Phantom proves them all wrong. Once you’ve read the conclusion you’ll agree that Nesbo’s writing is far from predictable.’
Stylist
‘Nesbo is a powerful writer’
Joan Smith - Sunday Times
‘A gritty, pared-back thriller’
Esquire Magazine
‘A pacy punchy read frome one of the best in the business’
Sport

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