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The Redeemer

By Jo Nesbø, 1960- author.

A fantastically gripping thriller from the best-selling author of The Snowman.

Christmas shoppers stop to hear a Salvation Army concert on a crowded Oslo street. A gunshot cuts through the music and the bitter cold: one of the singers falls dead, shot in the head at point-blank range. Harry Hole—the Oslo Police Department’s best investigator and worst civil servant—has little to work with: no suspect, no weapon, and no motive. But Harry’s troubles will multiply. As the search closes in, the killer becomes increasingly desperate, and Harry’s chase takes him to the most forbidden corners of the former Yugoslavia.

Yet it’s when he returns to Oslo that he encounters true darkness: among the homeless junkies and Salvationists, eagerly awaiting a savior to deliver them from misery—whether he brings new life or immediate death.

With its shrewdly vertiginous narrative, acid-etched characters, and white-hot pace, The Redeemer is resounding proof of Jo Nesbø’s standing as one of the best crime writers of our time.




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Format: Book
Author: Nesbø, Jo, 1960- author.
Summary: "Christmas shoppers stop to hear a Salvation Army concert on a crowded Oslo street. A gunshot cuts through the music and the bitter cold: one of the singers falls dead, shot in the head at point-blank range. Harry Hole--the Oslo Police Department's best investigator and worst civil servant--has little to work with: no suspect, no weapon, and no motive. But Harry's troubles will multiply. As the search closes in, the killer becomes increasingly desperate, and Harry's chase takes him to the most forbidden corners of the former Yugoslavia. Yet it's when he returns to Oslo that he encounters true darkness: among the homeless junkies and Salvationists, eagerly awaiting a savior to deliver them from misery--whether he brings new life or immediate death. With its shrewdly vertiginous narrative, acid-etched characters, and white-hot pace, The Redeemer is resounding proof of Jo Nesbø's standing as one of the best crime writers of our time"--Jacket.
Title: The Redeemer / Jo Nesbø ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Subject: Hole, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Police -- Norway -- Oslo -- Fiction. Murder for hire -- Norway -- Oslo -- Fiction. Oslo (Norway) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780307595850 0307595854
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 9
Call Number: F Nesbo
Oclc: 823046031
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Bib Id: 434313

Format: Book
Author: Nesbø, Jo, 1960- author.
Summary: "Christmas shoppers stop to hear a Salvation Army concert on a crowded Oslo street. A gunshot cuts through the music and the bitter cold: one of the singers falls dead, shot in the head at point-blank range. Harry Hole--the Oslo Police Department's best investigator and worst civil servant--has little to work with: no suspect, no weapon, and no motive. But Harry's troubles will multiply. As the search closes in, the killer becomes increasingly desperate, and Harry's chase takes him to the most forbidden corners of the former Yugoslavia. Yet it's when he returns to Oslo that he encounters true darkness: among the homeless junkies and Salvationists, eagerly awaiting a savior to deliver them from misery--whether he brings new life or immediate death. With its shrewdly vertiginous narrative, acid-etched characters, and white-hot pace, The Redeemer is resounding proof of Jo Nesbø's standing as one of the best crime writers of our time"--Jacket.
Title: The Redeemer / Jo Nesbø ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett.
Edition: First United States Edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Description: 397 pages ; 25 cm
Series: Harry Hole series
Series: Nesbø, Jo, 1960- Harry Hole series
Subjects: Hole, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Police -- Norway -- Oslo -- Fiction.
Subjects: Murder for hire -- Norway -- Oslo -- Fiction.
Subjects: Oslo (Norway) -- Fiction.
Other Author: Nesbø, Jo, 1960- Frelseren. Translation of:
Other Author: Bartlett, Don translator.
Other Title: Frelseren. English
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book."
LCCN: 2012047015
ISBN: 9780307595850
ISBN: 0307595854
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 9
Call Number: F Nesbo