Phantom (Hardcover)

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Former Oslo detective Harry Hole returns from Hong Kong to try to clear Oleg, the love of his life’s 18 year old son, of murder charges. There’s a new drug on the streets and its ruthless dealers are wreaking havoc. Rakel took Oleg and left Harry to escape the turmoil and violence in his world but Harry is the only one who can help. Once again this flawed and complex character grabs your attention and leads you breathlessly through twists and turns in the plot and the city. If you haven’t tried my favorite Norwegian thriller writer, jump right in and hold on.

— Sydne, Atlanta

October 2012 Indie Next List


“I suspect Nesbo is constitutionally incapable of writing a boring book. Oleg, the son of Harry Hole's erstwhile love, Rakel, has been arrested for murder, and Harry feels compelled to return to Norway to investigate, as he seriously doubts that the Oleg he was once so close to is capable of such an act. Nesbo's prose is intricate and intelligent. His ability to create mounting tension is almost Hitchcockian, yet he doesn't neglect the inner lives of his characters. Excellent!”
— Jennie Turner-Collins, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH



Product Details
ISBN: 9781846555213
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Publication Date: March 2012