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  • Published: 1 December 2009
  • ISBN: 9780099546757
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 720
  • RRP: $19.99
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Nemesis

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Harry Hole and his team are in a race against time to crack the identity of a violent bank robber who always seems one step ahead.

Grainy CCTV footage shows a man walking into a bank and putting a gun to a cashier's head. He tells her to count to twenty-five. When he doesn't get his money in time, she is executed. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case.

While Harry's girlfriend is away in Russia, an old flame gets in touch. He goes to dinner at her house and wakes up at home with no memory of the past twelve hours. The same morning the girl is found shot dead in her bed. Then Harry begins to receive threatening e-mails. Is someone trying to frame him for this unexplained death? Meanwhile the bank robberies continue with unparalleled savagery.

Gripping and surprising, Nemesis is a thriller by one of the biggest stars of Scandinavian crime fiction.

  • Pub date: 1 December 2009
  • ISBN: 9780099546757
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 720
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbo is one of the world’s bestselling crime writers, with The Leopard, Phantom, Police, The Son and his latest Harry Hole novel, The Thirst, all topping the Sunday Times bestseller charts. He’s an international number one bestseller and his books are published in 50 languages, selling over 40 million copies around the world.

Before becoming a crime writer, Nesbo played football for Norway’s premier league team Molde, but his dream of playing professionally for Spurs was dashed when he tore ligaments in his knee at the age of eighteen. After three years military service he attended business school and formed the band Di Derre (‘Them There’). They topped the charts in Norway, but Nesbo continued working as a financial analyst, crunching numbers during the day and gigging at night. When commissioned by a publisher to write a memoir about life on the road with his band, he instead came up with the plot for his first Harry Hole crime novel, The Bat.

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Praise for Nemesis

“A superb novel. Intricate, truly gripping plot...elegant simplicity. Bravo! - as they say in Norway”

Evening Standard

“Reads incredibly nimbly ... This tale of revenge - with the US bombing of Afghanistan pounding in the grim background - has twists galore, and enough humanity in it to keep it grounded. A master at work”

Time Out

“An absolute blinder of a book”

Daily Sport


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