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Nemesis: A Harry Hole Novel (original 2002; edition 2012)

by Jo Nesbo

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Title:Nemesis: A Harry Hole Novel
Authors:Jo Nesbo
Info:Harper (2012), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 512 pages
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Tags:Fiction, Crime Fiction, Detective and Mystary Fiction, Norwegian Fiction, Harry Hole Series

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Nemesis by Jo Nesbo (2002)

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Als bei einem Bankraub eine Mitarbeiterin kaltblütig ermordet wird, ermittelt Hole gemeinsam mit einer neuen Kollegin. Doch damit nicht genug: Eine frühere Freundin von Harry wird erschossen aufgefunden - und er war an ihrem Todesabend bei ihr, kann sich jedoch an nichts erinnern. Schnell wird der Fall als Selbstmord zur Seite gelegt, doch Harry zweifelt an dieser Version - und ist bald der Hauptverdächtige. Dazu noch weitere Banküberfälle, wenn auch ohne Tote - Harry Holes Leben gerät langsam wieder in eine üble Schieflage. Und seine Freundin Rakel muss derweil in Moskau um das Sorgerecht für ihren Sohn kämpfen.
Die Geschichte ist wie gewohnt ;-) überaus spannend und nicht auf den ersten oder auch zweiten Blick zu durchschauen. Man ertappt sich dabei, den gleichen Fehler wie Harry zu machen: '...man irgendwie für eine Sache blind wird, wenn man sie so oft gesehen hat.' Die Personen, selbst die kleineren Rollen, sind überzeugend portraitiert, so dass die handelnden Figuren vor dem inneren Auge bald zum Leben erwachen.
Sehr interessant fand ich zudem die immer wiederkehrenden Exkurse zur Existenz der Zigeuner, die offenbar auch in Norwegen nur ein geduldetes Volk sind.
Und das letzte kurze Kapitel macht klar, dass man auch den fünften Band mit Harry Hole lesen muss. Denn der Mord an seiner früheren Kollegin Ellen harrt noch immer der Aufklärung. ( )
  Xirxe | Dec 2, 2014 |
This is the first novel I have read by this prolific Scandinavian author. It was comforting in a way to encounter Norwegian detective Harry Hole – a man with a troubled love life, alcoholic tendencies, an unconventional detecting style and razor sharp instincts for personal survival, and think....now who does he remind me of? Ah yes – just about every other fictional detective, irrespective of nationality!

It’s a case of strap yourself in for a bumpy ride – the story takes off immediately and never lets up, the central case being solved any number of times before a hard and fast solution is settled on. A fast and furious chase takes us to far flung locations and includes the sort of film-friendly moments (“Follow that skip”) that invite an inevitable celluloid version sooner or later. I guessed whodunit in the case of the dead girlfriend (modest cough) – it seemed obvious right from the start, but the plot’s twists and turns had me convinced I was wrong for much of the book. A fun, exciting and varied read that likes to tease the reader. It’s crime fiction that plays by the established rules, but in a good way. ( )
  jayne_charles | Nov 3, 2014 |
It took a long time to get going, I was easily confused about which character was which, and it had far too any far-flung threads that only resolved in extremely complicated ways. I'm not really sure I will read the other Nesbø books I have.
  amyem58 | Jul 3, 2014 |
Not as thrilling/harrowing as his later Hole books, this is still very exciting with almost too many twists. Nice atmosphere of Norway and Brazil. ( )
  jerhogan | Jun 24, 2014 |
Nemesis is the fourth novel by Jo Nesbø to feature Inspector Harry Hole, alcoholic loner and excellent detective. In Nemesis, Harry meets up with an old flame and wakes up with a giant gap in his memory and a dead former girlfriend. Add to that a particularly violent bank robbery, an Albanian Gypsy convict with a liking for Sun Tzu, an overly affectionate Rottweiler and Harry's old nemesis, Inspector Tom Waaler, and a new sidekick who has a photographic memory for faces and you get quite a wild ride of a novel. Though not quite as good as The Redbreast, Nemesis is still engrossing and well worth a read! ( )
  Hanneri | Jun 23, 2014 |
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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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