The Redbreast (Harry Hole #3)
Detective Harry Hole embarrassed the force, and for his sins he’s been reassigned to mundane surveillance tasks. But while monitoring neo-Nazi activities in Oslo, Hole is inadvertently drawn into a mystery with deep roots in Norway’s dark past, when members of the government willingly... show more
Detective Harry Hole embarrassed the force, and for his sins he’s been reassigned to mundane surveillance tasks. But while monitoring neo-Nazi activities in Oslo, Hole is inadvertently drawn into a mystery with deep roots in Norway’s dark past, when members of the government willingly collaborated with Nazi Germany. More than sixty years later, this black mark won’t wash away—and disgraced old soldiers who once survived a brutal Russian winter are being murdered, one by one. Now, with only a stained and guilty conscience to guide him, an angry, alcoholic, error-prone policeman must make his way safely past the traps and mirrors of a twisted criminal mind. For a conspiracy is taking rapid and hideous shape around Hole . . . and Norway’s darkest hour may be still to come.
Publish date: August 30th 2011
Pages no: 576
Edition language: English
Series: Harry Hole (#3)
This is the story about Harry finding the love of his life. Also, struggling with a loss of a loved one. And the suspicion of an assassination plan with the sale of a powerful rifle with 100% kill rate. Interesting story. He has a female partner Ellen that he like, but doesn't like him that w...
Finished: I waffled between 3 & 4 stars for this book. I liked it, but I can't say that I loved it. Perhaps because the book is 16 years old at this point, and I've read a lot of Nordic Noir in those intervening years, it doesn't feel particularly groundbreaking to me. This is potentially unfair, ...
There might be spoilers in the comments because this is one of those books you'll want to talk about with friends.I have it on good authority (*waves at Thomas*) that Harry Hole's last name doesn't rhyme with "goal". But who are we kidding. We're gonna laugh and snicker every time I mention Harry Ho...
Harry Hole is in Norway this time, and when he gets "mysteriously" promoted to Inspector in another division, he's put on to a Neo-Nazi case that's going nowhere. But then his old partner is found beaten to a pulp, right after she rang him about something extremely important to do with a rare type o...
It took six months for me to finish this book. Six months! Why? Because I found the beginning incredibly difficult to get through. For some reason though I kept picking it up after abandoning it in favour of other books, and it finally paid off. After about ten chapters, the story started to come to...