The Redeemer

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The Redeemer

By Jo Nesbo; Don Bartlett (Translator)

Knopf Publishing Group, Hardcover, 9780307595850, 397pp.

Publication Date: May 21, 2013

Description

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 NesbO's standing as one of the best crime writers of our time.



About the Author
Jo Nesbo is the most successful Norwegian author of all time. He has sold more than 19 million books, which are published in forty-seven different languages globally, and he is widely recognized as one of Europe s foremost crime writers. The author of crime fiction and short stories, the Doctor Proctor adventures are his first children s books.

Karl Ove Knausgaard was born in Norway in 1968. "My Struggle "has won countless international literary awards and has been translated into at least fifteen languages. Knausgaard lives in Sweden with his wife and three children.