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  • Published: 12 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448130405
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 640


The compelling tenth Harry Hole novel from the No.1 Sunday Times bestseller

The thrilling follow-up to Jo Nesbo's #1 bestseller Phantom, in which Oslo police officers are being targeted by a brutal killer

An edge-of-your seat Harry Hole page-turner you won't be able to put down.

'Nesbo is several steps ahead of you in this endlessly twisting, multi-layered thriller' Sun

The police urgently need Harry Hole.

A killer is stalking Oslo's streets. Police officers are being slain at the scenes of crimes they once investigated, but failed to solve. The murders are brutal, the media reaction hysterical.

But this time, Harry can't help anyone.

For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the centre of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His dedication to his job and his brilliant insights have saved the lives of countless people. But now, with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry can't protect anyone.

Least of all himself.


*Watch out for The Kingdom, the new Jo Nesbo thriller, out now*

  • Published: 12 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448130405
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 640

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About the author

Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbo is one of the world’s bestselling crime writers, with The Leopard, Phantom, Police, The Son, The Thirst and Knife all topping the Sunday Times bestseller charts. He’s an international number one bestseller and his books are published in 50 languages, selling over 45 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 Police

It's easy to see why his books are mega-sellers - those enormous, pulsating plots drag you in without mercy... Compulsive

Iain Finlayson/Kate Saunders, Saga Magazine

As usual, the brilliant Nesbo is several steps ahead of you in this endlessly twisting, multi-layered thriller that also shines a light on the murky areas of Norway's upper echelons

Natasha Harding, Sun

In the dark world of Scandinavian crime, Jo Nesbo's novels are darker than most. Settle down with a glass of Akvavit and prepare for a long night


In Harry Hole, [Nesbo has] created the most complex, compelling and at times frustrating detective... Probably his best yet

Cherie Blair, Mail on Sunday

Fans of the series will know what to expect, and won't be disappointed


Resistance is futile: Nesbo has some rare, Ancient Mariner-type gift for holding his readers completely in thrall until he has finished with us

Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express

A terrifying roller-coaster

Myles McWeeney, Belfast Telegraph

Scandinavian crime thrillers don't come much darker or more tense than the best-selling Harry Hole series, and this tenth outing for the Norwegian detective is the best yet

Deirdre O'Brien, Sunday Mirror

Boasts the customary ability to render attempts at work and sleep futile until it is finished

Jake Kerridge, Daily Telegraph

Filled with the right mix of disturbed villains, corruption and deranged scenarios to make it completely terrifying. Exactly what you want from a Nesbo novel

Janice Butler, RTE Guide

Nesbo's best since The Snowman. Particularly strong in portraying the interaction between cops

Marcel Berlins, The Times

Nesbo is a clever writer and plotter. Over the years he has built a brilliant cast of supporting characters to orbit Hole and now it is their time to shine. Yet again, Nesbo has succeeded in producing a multi-layered and intertwining story that makes your head spin, while delivering a masterclass in suspenseful writing

Michelle Davies, Sunday Express

Policeman Harry Hole is flawed, but all the more perfect because of it. Nesbo keeps everything hanging in the balance, just the way his fans like it

UK Regional Press Syndication

Police is a story replete with gory events, dark musings and a little social commentary

Sunday Business Post

Scandi-noir fans will be delighted

Daily Express

Complicated, fast-moving. A skillfully put-together thriller

Independent on Sunday

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