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The thrilling follow-up to Jo Nesbo's #1 bestseller Phantom, in which Oslo police officers are being targeted by a brutal killer

An edge-of-your seat Harry Hole page-turner you won’t be able to put down.

‘Nesbo is several steps ahead of you in this endlessly twisting, multi-layered thriller’ Sun

The police urgently need Harry Hole.

A killer is stalking Oslo’s streets. Police officers are being slain at the scenes of crimes they once investigated, but failed to solve. The murders are brutal, the media reaction hysterical.

But this time, Harry can’t help anyone.

For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the centre of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His dedication to his job and his brilliant insights have saved the lives of countless people. But now, with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry can’t protect anyone.

Least of all himself.


*Watch out for Knife, the new Harry Hole thriller, coming summer 2019*


Boasts the customary ability to render attempts at work and sleep futile until it is finished

Jake Kerridge, Daily Telegraph

As usual, the brilliant Nesbo is several steps ahead of you in this endlessly twisting, multi-layered thriller that also shines a light on the murky areas of Norway’s upper echelons

Natasha Harding, Sun

Scandinavian crime thrillers don’t come much darker or more tense than the best-selling Harry Hole series, and this tenth outing for the Norwegian detective is the best yet

Deirdre O’Brien, Sunday Mirror

In the dark world of Scandinavian crime, Jo Nesbo's novels are darker than most… Settle down with a glass of Akvavit and prepare for a long night


Resistance is futile: Nesbo has some rare, Ancient Mariner-type gift for holding his readers completely in thrall until he has finished with us

Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express

Nesbo’s best since The Snowman… Particularly strong in portraying the interaction between cops

Marcel Berlins, The Times

A terrifying roller-coaster

Myles McWeeney, Belfast Telegraph

It's easy to see why his books are mega-sellers – those enormous, pulsating plots drag you in without mercy... Compulsive

Iain Finlayson/Kate Saunders, Saga Magazine

In Harry Hole, [Nesbo has] created the most complex, compelling and at times frustrating detective... Probably his best yet

Cherie Blair, Mail on Sunday

Fans of the series will know what to expect, and won't be disappointed


Scandi-noir fans will be delighted

Daily Express

Complicated, fast-moving… A skillfully put-together thriller

Independent on Sunday

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    June 2, 2014


    640 pages

    RRP $27.00

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  • EBook


    September 12, 2013

    Vintage Digital

    640 pages

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