- 2 of 3 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
- 0 of 1 copy available at Terrace Public Library.
1 current hold with 3 total copies.
- ISBN: 9780307355744 (hc)
- ISBN: 9780061655517 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 0307355748
- ISBN: 9780307355751
- ISBN: 9780307355744
474 p. : map ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: [Toronto] : Random House Canada, c2008.
Translation of: "Sorgenfri".
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- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2008 November #1
*Starred Review* When Norwegian Jo Nesbo s Redbreast landed on these shores in 2007, the acclaim was universal. Now Nesbo returns with another novel that is every bit the multitextured, complexly plotted, psychologically rich thriller that made Redbreast such an unqualified success. We pick up the life of Oslo detective Harry Hole, a recovering alcoholic whose closet is stuffed with unresolved issues concerning his obsession with his job and his inability to commit to a personal life, as he awaits the return of his new lover, Rakel, from Russia, where she hopes to be awarded permanent custody of her young son. But then he accepts an invitation to meet an old girlfriend, and suddenly he is sucked into the abyss all over again. Waking the next day at home with what appears to be a world-class hangover, he bemoans having fallen off the wagon, only to realize that s merely the tip of the iceberg: the girlfriend has been found murdered, and his rival in the Oslo police department may be behind an attempt to frame him. Does the girlfriend s death somehow tie in with the bank robbery and murder that he and his new partner are investigating? As Hole attempts to connect the sea of dots strewn in his path, he must battle not only his adversaries but his own demons, suddenly given new life. Nesbo managesÂ the unlikely feat of exploring the inner life of hisÂ lead character in the thorough and compelling manner one associates with, say, Ruth Rendell, while at the same time juggling multiple, interlocking plot strands as dexterously as David Hewson. No doubt about it: Nesbo belongs on every crime-fiction fan s A-list. Copyright Booklist Reviews 2008.
- BookPage Reviews : BookPage Reviews 2009 January
Harry Hole, the Oslo cop with the unforgettable name, is back in Jo Nesbo's gripping Nemesis . In this sequel to the best-selling Redbreast, Harry is involved in the investigation of a bank robbery gone bad, the teller shot at point-blank range for the apparently unpardonable error of handing the money over mere seconds past the one-minute deadline given by the robber. While Harry's significant other, Rakel, is away in Moscow, he agrees to meet an old flame for dinner. It will be casual, he thinks, no problem. As it turns out, a rather serious problem is in the offing. Next morning, Harry has a splitting headache, and no clear memory of the previous evening. Next day, he is called to a death scene, where he is dumbfounded to discover that his date of the previous evening is dead of a gunshot wound to the head. Although early indications are that it is a suicide, that doesn't ring true for Harry. Still, he cannot give her death the attention it deserves, since the bank robbers' escapades are becoming both more frequent and more violent. Then further investigation into the supposed suicide leads the police to suspect foul play; Harry finds himself the prime suspect. It will be a race against time to find the killer before Harry is put away for a murder he did not commit, or rather, a murder he's pretty sure he didn't commit, given the lapse in his memory. High tension, lightning pace, a flawed but ultimately sympathetic protagonist: Nemesis has it all. Copyright 2009 BookPage Reviews.
- Kirkus Reviews : Kirkus Reviews 2008 October #1
Oslo's favorite cowboy, Inspector Harry Hole, tackles the case of the serial bank robber with an itchy trigger finger.A masked man walks into a bank, points a gun at a teller and announces that if the branch manager hasn't emptied the till into his sack within 25 seconds, he'll shoot her dead. When the manager runs six seconds over, the masked man makes good on his threat and escapes with the money. The subsequent investigation indicates that the robber was a professional unknown to the city's fraternity of bank robbers, someone who acted with cool precision throughout the procedure and left no trace of his identity behind. So why would he do something as rash as murder Stine Grette in the middle of a highly successful job? Before a single clue has turned up, Harry (The Redbreast, 2007) finds himself with a second case that cuts much deeper: the apparent suicide of Anna Bethsen, the ex-lover with whom he spent the evening of her death. The trail to the bank robber, whom Harry alone insists on calling the killer, leads from a photograph inside Anna's shoe to a not-so-successful importer to a bank-robbing prodigy holed up in Brazil. Before the case is over, Harry will become a fugitive framed for murder and forced to depend on his unlikely alliance with an imprisoned gypsy crime lord.The high-intensity action is threaded through a series of Chinese boxes revealing one false solution after another before the brilliantly inventive final twist. Copyright Kirkus 2008 Kirkus/BPI Communications.All rights reserved.
- Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2009 January #1
Norwegian Detective Harry Hole (introduced in Redbreast) has managed to drag himself out of his alcoholic stupor in time to save his relationship with girlfriend Rachel and his fellow cops. He's gotten sober just in time: first, a cashier is killed in a bank robbery, but Harry is sure it was an intended murder; then, he has dinner with an old flame only to black out and wake up the next morning to the news of her death. With the help of Beate Lonn, a new officer in robbery with a gift for recognizing faces, he runs his own investigations, tracing leads all the way to Brazil and Egypt. Nesb offers up another top-notch mystery thriller, thickly layered, perfectly plotted, and briskly paced to keep readers hooked. With ties to events in Redbreast, this is an excellent sequel, but it doesn't stand well on its own. Recommended for all fiction collections and essential for Scandinavian crime lovers. [This is actually the third in the series; the second, The Devil's Star, has not yet been published here.âEd.]âJessica E. Moyer, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis[Page 67]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
- Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 2008 November #4
When a bank teller is shot during a holdup at the start of Norwegian bestseller Nesb's beautifully executed heist drama, Oslo Insp. Harry Hole investigates, along with Beate Lnn, a young detective with the ability to remember every face she's ever seen. Meanwhile, Harry receives a call from Anna Bethsen, a woman he hasn't seen in years. After he meets Anna, recovering alcoholic Harry awakens the next morning with a hangover and the news that Anna is dead, apparently by her own hand. While Harry quietly looks into Anna's death, he and Beate uncover ties in their bank robbery case to one of Norway's most notorious bank robbers, who's currently in prison. The deeper Harry digs, the clearer it becomes that Anna's death is linked to the robbery. Expertly weaving plot lines from Hole's last outing to feature the inspector, The Redbreast (2007), Nesb delivers a lush crime saga that will leave U.S. readers clamoring for the next installment. (Jan.)[Page 38]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.