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Police

by Jo Nesbo

Random House Of Canada | September 17, 2013 | Trade Paperback

Police is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
The thrilling follow-up to Jo Nesbo''s #1 bestseller Phantom.

Several police officers are found murdered at the scene of an old and unsolved murder case that they were involved in investigating. The killings are extremely brutal and bestial. The police have no leads. What''s more, they''re missing their best investigator. A severely wounded man in a coma is kept alive at a hospital in Oslo. The room is guarded by the police and the identity of the patient is kept secret.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 528 pages, 9.01 × 5.98 × 1.19 in

Published: September 17, 2013

Publisher: Random House Of Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345813200

ISBN - 13: 9780345813206

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable that Each Book Gets More Intense than the One Before! Wow. Wow. Wow.  After Phantom, which left everybody wondering if it was the end of the Harry Hole series, I just didn't think Nesbo could ever outdo himself.  But, my God, he has indeed done just that.  What an absolutely thrilling, horrific serial killer story that both grips the reader with the actual case and progresses the stories of the running characters in this series, especially the troubled Harry Hole.  I do admit I found the start a bit slow, I wondered when we were going to find out where Harry was after we'd left him so suddenly in the last book and it took a while for him to appear. But my impatience was quenched with his arrival and I was floored with the places Nesbo went with the regular characters in this book.  The killer in this book is after the police themselves and gets himself dubbed "The Police Killer".  One of the more gruesome killers in my recent serial killer book reading.  The ending is very good, Nesbo leaves us with a scenario that the series will be continuing with a setup that will be a bit different than the past, a bit of a new direction, but also that though the case has been solved in this book, there are also some loose ends and the next book may perhaps begin with a shocking tragedy (or not). We'll have to see.  Some very fine Nesbo plotting, characterization and just good ol' story telling here!
Date published: 2013-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best one yet Jo Nesbo left us wondering at the end of the ninth book (Phantom) in his Detective Harry Hole series if there would be a tenth book. There is indeed - Police. I think it's the best one yet. Quite frankly, it's one of the best detective stories I've read in a long time. Nesbo's plotting is spectacular. I really had no idea where the book was going to go. Suspects abound and deceit, lies and corruption are the order of the day from everyone - criminals and cops. A mysterious unnamed man in a coma being guarded around the clock in the hospital. Who is he? Why is he so important? Police officers are being killed on the scenes of old unsolved crimes - ones that they were involved in. necessarily solved. How is someone getting the drop on a police officer? And Harry's old unit?Disbanded. Where is Harry? Oh, Nesbo is so clever with his storytelling! I was hooked from the first page to the very last (and very happy that there were 500 delicious pages to enjoy!) The plot is serpentine with another and then another twist slowly added, entangling the reader. Police is dark Harry Hole is one of the most tortured, conflicted, complicated protagonists in crime fiction. Police finds him in a different place, both physically and mentally. But is it a better place? Hole continues to fight demons both within and without, walking a fine line between chasing criminals and becoming one. Police is a brilliantly dark read. And just when the story is winding down and you thought you could take a deep breath - Nesbo snatches it away again in the final pages with another gut wrenching ending that will have fans counting down the days 'til the next entry in this fantastic series. I have Jo Nesbo and Harry Hole on my must read list. Nesbo combines fantastic characters, great plotting, lots of action and suspense and yes, social commentary into addictive reads. Although you could pick up Police and dive into the series, I think new readers of this series need to start with an earlier book to fully appreciate Harry.
Date published: 2013-10-15

– More About This Product –

Police

by Jo Nesbo

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 528 pages, 9.01 × 5.98 × 1.19 in

Published: September 17, 2013

Publisher: Random House Of Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345813200

ISBN - 13: 9780345813206

From the Publisher

The thrilling follow-up to Jo Nesbo''s #1 bestseller Phantom.

Several police officers are found murdered at the scene of an old and unsolved murder case that they were involved in investigating. The killings are extremely brutal and bestial. The police have no leads. What''s more, they''re missing their best investigator. A severely wounded man in a coma is kept alive at a hospital in Oslo. The room is guarded by the police and the identity of the patient is kept secret.

About the Author

JO NESBO is a musician, songwriter, economist and author. His first crime novel featuring Harry Hole was published in Norway in 1997 and was an instant hit, winning the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel (an accolade shared with Peter Høeg, Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson).

Editorial Reviews

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER   “Ten books on, Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole series just keeps getting better.... This plot has people, pacing, and place that keep the action moving right up to the final chapter. A must for Harry Hole fans and a great place to start for those who haven’t discovered this superb series.”  —Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail   “A superb piece of suspense writing in the Thomas Harris vein.”  —Barry Forshaw, The Independent   “After 9 previous novels featuring inspector Harry Hole, this pyrotechnically assured style of writing should come as no surprise, but the delight in reading a new Nesbo novel is that he never fails to surprise…. It’s a dizzyingly taut feat of storytelling…. Nesbo’s trademark intensity never flags throughout the roller-coaster waves of this highly enjoyable ride.”  —Daneet Steffens, The Boston Globe   “One hell of a thriller…. Nesbo messes with everyone here, especially the reader, but furious as we’d like to be, in the end we’re willing supplicants.”  — Booklist (starred review)   “Having upped the ante with the previous novel in the Harry Hole series, the author goes for broke here. Arguably the most densely packed and ambitiously plotted novel in a series that has been getting darker with each volume.”  — Kirkus Rev
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