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Nemesis by Jo Nesbo

Nemesis (2002)

by Jo Nesbo

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Series: Harry Hole (4)

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  terran | Oct 9, 2018 |
Oh, Harry Hole! How do I love thee? Let me count the ways... You are the most Anti-Hero I've read, but I would totally date you! ( )
  TraceyTurnsThePage2 | Jul 23, 2018 |
Harry Hole — Oslo — Current Day
But real villain still at large —

A man is caught on CCTV, shooting dead a cashier at a bank. Detective Harry Hole begins his investigation, but after dinner with an old flame wakes up with no memory of the past 12 hours. Then the girl is found dead in mysterious circumstances and he beings to receive threatening emails: is someone trying to frame him for her death?
  christinejoseph | May 20, 2018 |
Nemesis by Jo Nesbo is the fourth in his series featuring Norwegian Detective Harry Hole. Harry still reeling from the events that closed out the previous book and wants to investigate that crime but he is assigned to a bank robbery case where a bank clerk was murdered. Meanwhile his girlfriend and her son are in Russia and an ex-girlfriend gets in touch with Harry. When Harry goes to her house for dinner, he experiences a blackout and wakes up the next morning with no memory of what happened the previous night. He soon finds out that his ex-girlfriend was shot to death and then he begins to receive threatening e-mails about her death.

These various plot points keep Harry very busy, investigating multiple cases and finding himself implicated as well, but running throughout the book is a dark thread of revenge and the many twists that this book takes keeps both Harry and the reader on their toes. I love this series mostly for the intricate plots and the well developed characters. The story unfolds at a rapid pace and although the book is long, it never drags. Originally written in Norwegian, the translator, Don Bartlett deserves recognition for his excellent translation.

The Harry Hole series are gripping police procedurals but there is a direct overlap in this book from The Redbreast so I definitely recommend reading that one first. Harry himself, a recovering alcoholic, is a driven, linear man who stops at nothing to solve his case. This reclusive somewhat surly man makes for an enticing yet flawed hero and I am looking forward to continuing on with this series. ( )
  DeltaQueen50 | Jan 21, 2018 |
I love Jo Nesbo but this one seemed to drag on...too many different stories to address?? However, still enjoyed it and on to the next one!! ( )
  JulieW121 | Jan 13, 2018 |
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Jo Nesboprimary authorall editionscalculated
Andersen, Allan HiltonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bartlett, DonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Bartulović, MislavTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Captured on closed-circuit television: A man walks into an Oslo bank, puts a gun to a cashier’s head, and tells her to count to twenty-five. When he doesn’t get his money fast enough, he pulls the trigger. The young woman dies—and two million Norwegian kroner disappear without a trace.

After a drunken evening with his former girlfriend, Anna Bethsen, Police Detective Harry Hole wakes up at home with a headache, no cell phone, and no memory of the past twelve hours. That same day, Anna is found shot dead in her bedroom, making Hole a prime suspect in an investigation led by his hated adversary Tom Waaler. Meanwhile, the bank robberies continue with unparalleled savagery, sending rogue detective Hole from the streets of Oslo to steaming Brazil in a race to close two cases and clear his name. But Waaler isn’t finished with his longtime nemesis quite yet.

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Oslo Police Detective Harry Hole is assigned to investigate a series of bank robberies of unparalleled savagery while at the same time absolving himself of the murder of his former girlfriend in a criminal investigation led by his longtime adversary Tom Waaler and Waaler's vigilante police force.… (more)

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