In 1944, Daniel, a soldier legendary among the Norwegians fighting the advance of Bolshevism on the Russian front, is killed. Two years later, a wounded soldier wakes in a Vienna hospital. He becomes involved with a young nurse, the consequences of which will ripple forward to the end of the... show more
In 1944, Daniel, a soldier legendary among the Norwegians fighting the advance of Bolshevism on the Russian front, is killed. Two years later, a wounded soldier wakes in a Vienna hospital. He becomes involved with a young nurse, the consequences of which will ripple forward to the end of the century.
It was 1999: Harry Hole, working alone having caused an embarrassment in the line of duty, has been promoted to inspector and is lumbered with surveillance duties. He is assigned the task of monitoring neo-Nazi activities; fairly mundane until a report of a rare and unusual gun being fired sparks his interest. Ellen Gjelten, his partner, from his police officer days makes a startling discovery. Then a former soldier is found with his throat cut.
In a quest which takes him to South Africa and Vienna, Harry finds himself perpetually one step behind the killer. He will be both winner and loser by the novel's nail-biting conclusion.
Publish date: 2009-11-02
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: Harry Hole (#3)
German and english reviewFirst things first: I received this book through NetGalley. Das wird meine letzte Buchbewertung dieses Jahr. Ich bin so froh, dass ich das Buch heute fertig lesen konnte und damit, abgesehen von dem Hörbuch das ich gerade gehe, vollkommen frei und ohne angefangene Bücher i...
Ο Nesbo έχει ταλέντο στο να αποτυπώνει την οξυδερκή του εικόνα της κοινωνικής πραγματικότητας και των παθογενειών της κι επιδεξιότητα στο να συνυφαίνει τα ατομικά κι ιδιωτικά με τα μεγαλύτερα πολιτικά και κοινωνικά προβλήματα της εποχής του.
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...