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Phantom by Jo Nesbo

Phantom (2011)

by Jo Nesbo

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Series: Harry Hole (9)

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I have always enjoyed the Harry Hole series, albeit that I was a little disappointed in the two earlier novels, published here out of sequence. I was also a bit disappointed in this one; mainly because I felt the second narrative about the events leading up to the main crime was rather overdone and distracted us too much from the main action. I cannot say much about the plot but will say that two key twists were delivered perfectly. One area where the book lacked a bit of credibility was the extent of Harry's various soundings at various stages, how on earth did he carry on? I still like Jo Nesbo and will keep him on my to read list. ( )
  johnwbeha | Nov 18, 2015 |
When Harry Hole moved to Hong Kong, he thought he was escaping the traumas of his life in Oslo and his career as a detective for good. But now, the unthinkable has happened—Oleg, the boy he helped raise, has been arrested for killing a man. Harry can't believe that Oleg is a murderer, so he returns to hunt down the real killer. Although he's off the police force, he still has a case to solve that will send him into the depths of the city’s drug culture, where a shockingly deadly new street drug is gaining popularity. This most personal of investigations will force Harry to confront his past and the wrenching truth about Oleg and himself. ( )
  icre8dstny | Jun 30, 2015 |
This has to be one of most well crafted mysteries I’ve read in a long time. Former Norwegian police detective Harry Hole returns to Oslo when he hears that Oleg, the son of his former girlfriend, has been arrested for murder. The crime isn’t at all straightforward though and involves a new drug that has hit the streets of Norway and some dueling crime syndicates. There are plenty of twists and turns in this story and you’ll find the action and surprises come one after the other. There is definitely a lot of violence and there isn’t much that separates the ‘good’ guys from the ‘bad’ guys. I really enjoyed the multiple narrators in this story as the plot is slowly revealed from many different points of view. Part of the enjoyment was trying to figure out what was going on – definitely Nesbo is a master of the ‘show, don’t tell’ method of story telling. This is definitely a series I will be hand selling, although the violence is pretty graphic – not for the faint of heart. ( )
  jmoncton | Mar 17, 2015 |
Nach drei Jahren kehrt Harry Hole nach Oslo zurück - doch nicht ganz freiwillig. Oleg, der Sohn Rakels, die Liebe seines Lebens, sitzt im Gefängnis, angeklagt wegen Mordes. Und die Beweislage scheint eindeutig. Doch Harry kann es nicht glauben, beginnt auf eigene Faust zu ermitteln und landet in einem Verwirrspiel ohnegleichen. Es geht um Drogen, Korruption, Machthunger, Gier, Sucht und nichtzuletzt um Liebe. Harry wirbelt ein fein austariertes System von Politik und Drogenmilieu durcheinander und stößt in ein Wespennest. Doch es kommt noch schlimmer...
Wie schon üblich ;-) ist es ein bis ans bittere Ende spannender Krimi, der es einem schwer macht das Buch zuzuschlagen, bevor man die letzte Seite gelesen hat. Es gibt jede Menge unvorhergesehene Wendungen, wenn vielleicht auch nicht immer ganz so überraschend, da man durch die vorhergehenden Bände schon ein Gespür dafür hat, dass gerade das Unwahrscheinlichste häufig die Lösung darstellt. Doch auch das verblüffenste Ereignis fügt sich logisch und nachvollziehbar in die Geschehnisse ein, sodass an keiner Stelle das Gefühl auftaucht, hier wurde etwas mühevoll konstruiert. Harrys immer wiederkehrenden Kämpfe gegen seine Sucht, seine Schlußfolgerungen die diesen Fall letztendlich lösen, seine daraus resultierende Vorgehensweise - alles fügt sich überzeugend zu einem Ganzen. Lediglich seine fast schon übermenschlichen Überlebensfähigkeiten lassen ein wenig Kopfschütteln zu, aber - sie machen Hoffnung auf den zehnten Band...
Fazit: Für Action- und Krimiliebhaber ist dieses Buch ein Muss. Nicht ganz unblutig, aber mit viel Raum für tiefergehende Darstellungen einzelner Personen. Und man muss die vorhergehenden Bände nicht gelesen haben, um der Geschichte folgen zu können, doch hilft es, die Beziehungen der Protagonisten untereinander besser zu verstehen. ( )
  Xirxe | Dec 2, 2014 |
This installment of the Harry Hole series is excellent! Once again Jo Nesbo creates a great blend of emotional dynamics and complex thriller. Tension continues to mount regarding the degree of corruption in the city police and council members in Oslo. Great read! ( )
  hemlokgang | Aug 14, 2014 |
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There are some readers who will feel such prose itself amounts to a petty crime. But even many of them will be helpless in the face of Nesbo's brilliant, breakneck plotting, which sends Hole back and forth across Oslo, unraveling an intricate series of clues about the city's drug trade and its police force, which is as corrupt as ever.
Three years have gone by since Harry Hole limped out of Oslo in a blur of drugs and booze. Now the ex-cop is back in town, clean and sober, and he’s on a mission. It seems that Oleg, the good kid of past Hole novels, has been nailed for a drug murder. Hole needs to clear the kid.

In the Oleg story, Nesbo expands even his generous concept of tangled narratives, and though it’s a matter of personal taste, the process of expansion seems to have produced more credible entertainment than the last couple of Hole books have presented.
added by VivienneR | editThe Toronto Star, Jack Batten (Jun 2, 2012)
Jo Nesbø viser i «Gjenferd» hvilken virtuos forteller han er innen en sjanger som det nærmest er gått inflasjon i. Når man lukker boka etter drøye 450 sider har man lest noe som enkelt sagt kan ligne på en gresk tragedie i triviallitterær forkledning.
added by annek49 | editDagsavisen, Turid Larsen (Jun 9, 2011)
Harry Hole har sin niende inkarnasjon vært edru i tre år, han er i bedre fysisk form enn på lenge, mens psyken er der den alltid har vært og litt til; gråslitt, selvoppgitt og ridd av melancholiaens Hole spesial. Men; har du først kjøpt og slukt Harry Hole med hud og hår, er det akkurat så sliten han må være nå etter all julingen han har fått siden «Flaggermusmannen» i 1997.
added by annek49 | editNRK, Leif Ekle (Jun 9, 2011)
«Gjenferd» er en kriminalroman som innfrir på alle nivåer. Den er skrevet med engasjement, av en forfatter som tror på sin egen fortelling. Og som behersker to ting bedre enn noen andre samtidskrimforfattere jeg kan komme på. Det første er å bygge opp ytre spenning.
Det andre er å villede leseren når det kommer til det evige spørsmålet om hvem som har gjort det. Du kan prøve, men du har ikke en sjanse

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Determined to prove the innocence of a young man he helped raise, disgraced former cop Harry Hole embarks on an increasingly dangerous investigation linked to Oslo's most virulent street drug.

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