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Harry Hole and his team are in a race against time to crack the identity of a violent bank robber who always seems one step ahead.


How do you catch a killer when you're the number one suspect?

A man is caught on CCTV, shooting dead a cashier at a bank. Detective Harry Hole begins his investigation, but after dinner with an old flame wakes up with no memory of the past 12 hours. Then the girl is found dead in mysterious circumstances and he beings to receive threatening emails: is someone trying to frame him for her death?

As Harry fights to clear his name, the bank robberies continue with unparalleled savagery...


This tale of revenge has twists galore, and enough humanity in it to keep it grounded... A master at work

Time Out

A superb novel. Intricate, truly gripping plot...elegant simplicity. Bravo! - as they say in Norway

Evening Standard

Nesbo's storytelling abilities are incomparable

USA Today

Many authors know how to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Jo Nesbo's one of the few who keeps them there

Linwood Barclay

Nesbo sets a cracking pace... A series of spectacular plot twists leads to a thrilling finale. Highly recommended


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