Police

Police

A Harry Hole Novel \

Book - 2013
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Random House, Inc.
Finalist -- GoodReads Choice Award -- Mystery/Thriller

Harry Hole returns--or does he?--in a terrifyingly paced, vertiginous new roller coaster of a thriller by the internationally best-selling author of The Snowman and The Redeemer, "the king of Scandinavian crime fiction" (Kirkus). 
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 . . . For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the center 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 is not in a position to protect anyone. 

Least of all himself . . .

Baker & Taylor
Harry Hole seemingly has his hands tied when the police seek his help in finding a killer who his offing Oslo cops whose cases are unsolved.

Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group, 2013
ISBN: 9780307960498
0307960498
Branch Call Number: M NESBO 2013

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VaughanPLAlex Dec 19, 2016

Another great Jo Nesbo novel. Much more descriptive and graphic than any of the others I have read. A good murder mystery!

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40parachute
Jan 15, 2016

I started reading Jo Nesbo's The Snowman and had to immediately get another book featuring Harry Hole. I picked up the police and just had to keep reading and reading - I really am a fan, the only downside is that since the characters are in Oslo the names are somewhat difficult to keep track of and I find myself going back to find out just 'who' is who! Not a deterrent however, I kept reading nonstop and enjoyed Police every bit as much as I enjoyed The Snowman. Definitely a new favorite author for me.

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stellamd
Oct 03, 2015

This book got more gruesome the more I read. I couldn't finish it, nor will I ever read another of his books.

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wilbertjack
Sep 14, 2015

I was enjoying this book until I noticed an OPL patron had taken a pen and made "corrections". A lot of the "corrections" are wrong. The publisher of this book is Random house. Random House is not going to release a book without having it proofread any number of times. This book was translated from Norwegian to English. Any number of the phrases in this book are more British than North American. Please stop defacing library books with your pen, and lack of knowledge.

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wendycartwright
Nov 19, 2014

Right to the end to find out who done it!

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LauraSteinert
Oct 14, 2014

I couldn't get interested at first, and then I realized that Nesbo was trying to write a whole book without Harry in it. When that didn't work, he brought him in on page 143, and the story started to get very interesting.

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pacdg
Oct 09, 2014

Great story, well told, plenty of mis-leading pathways for the reader and the participants.. He knows how to generate interest as he builds tension. No one is perfect, a nice piece of reality.

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JoDeePederson
Sep 16, 2014

Another good one in the Harry Hole series, finished it in just a couple of days.

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ndexter
Jun 12, 2014

Police is the fourth book being culmination of the four part series, startling.

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maipenrai
Feb 20, 2014

*** stars 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 . . . For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the center 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 is not in a position to protect anyone, least of all himself. **** I really like Nesbo's Harry Hole series. They are sometimes a little more graphically violent than I usually like, but I have bonded with Harry and his continuing story. It took me a little while to get involved with this book because Harry is not part of the storyline at the beginning. The book opens with a great "red herring" that had me guessing for quite a while. Highly recommend the series with the caveat about the violence, but as I always say with any series start with the first book. Until now that was not possible because the first two books "The Bat" and "Cockroaches" were not published in the U.S. until 2012 and 2013 respectively. I started with the 2006 book "Redbreast". Now I can go back to the beginning.

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