Meet Harry Hole
|Height:||6' 2" (192cm)|
|Weight:||15 stone (95 kilos)|
|Description:||Close-shaven blond hair, blue eyes, pale complexion|
|Education:||Law degree followed by training at Oslo Police College|
|Rank:||Inspector in Crime Squad, Oslo Police Force|
|Career:||Good but troubled cop who operates on his own personal code and often goes again superiors' instructions. He's faced the chop many times, but he gets results - and the truth is he's the best on the squad. Something of a celebrity after a career case that saw him track down a serial killer in Australia, he's often invited on TV shows to talk about his high-profile police work. He usually declines. In 1999 he was promoted to Inspector and seconded to the Norwegian security service for a major case.|
Foiled a former World War II soldier bent on destruction, caught a deadly bank robber, busted a gun-smuggling ring that reached right up to Oslo's most powerful circles, tracked a desperate hit man at large in Oslo.
|Marital status:||Single, but his heart belongs to Rakel Faulke, with whom he has a very complex relationship. He's a strong, if flawed, father figure to Rakel's son Oleg.|
|Family:||Father, Olav, still lives in their childhood home just outside Oslo
Mother, died when Harry and Sis were young
Sister, Sis, four years Harry's junior, has Down's Syndrome.
|Friends:||Harry trusts few people but among them are Rakel and Oleg, Beate Lonn (head of Forensics), Stale Aune (the police psychologist), Ali (who runs his local corner shop) and a handful of his colleagues. Tragedy has taken some of his best friends from him. He keeps neither his friends nor his enemies particularly close.|
|Foes:||Crooked policemen and others abusing their power|
|Dislikes:||Most authority figures|
|Virtues:||Compassion and a sense of fair play|