The Devil's Star (Hardcover, Large Print)
Thorndike Press, 9781410426680, 649pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2010
March 2010 Indie Next List
— Suzanne Droppert, Liberty Bay Books, Poulsbo, WA
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Oslo is sweltering in the summer heat when a young woman is murdered in her flat. One finger has been cut off and a tiny red diamond in the shape of a pentagram is found under her eyelid. Detective Harry Hole is assigned the case with Tom Waaler, a colleague he neither likes nor trusts. He believes Tom is behind a gang of arms smugglers -- and the murder of his partner. But Harry, an off-the-rails alcoholic, is barely holding on to his job and has to play nice.