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Police by Jo Nesbo

Police (2013)

by Jo Nesbo

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  terran | Oct 9, 2018 |
I had a little problem with several of the events that took place. 1. A minimum security prison would hardly be a place for a man that raped and disfigured someone. 2. People in comas don't just wake up fit as a fiddle and walk out of the hospital. 3. Why is Harry Hole the dream man of every woman that meets him? He must have to fight them off with a big stick. I have read several of books in this series and liked them for the most part. Never has one been as tedious as this one. Harry Hole should get that big stick he uses to fight off the ladies and beat some sense into his editor. ( )
  Carol420 | Oct 2, 2018 |
One of the longest and best series in translation. ( )
  MelissiaLenox | Jan 13, 2018 |
Harry has stayed on in Oslo rather than returning to Hong Kong. However, he is no longer on the police force, having settled for the tamer career of teaching investigative techniques at the police academy. Life is good, until indications that a serial killer is a work begin to appear. The victims are all police personnel, and they are all killed at the site of and/or in a manner similar to a previous crime that remains unsolved. Newly installed police chief Mikael Bellman, a morally compromised individual, is getting a lot of pressure from above to solve these crimes, and in turn begins to corruptly pressure Harry to take over the investigation to solve these crimes.

I was annoyed by Nesbo in this book overly using misleading techniques. He would set a scene in such a way that the reader believes it involves a particular character, which would have a number of plot implications, and then later clarifies that it was actually another character, with totally different implications. He totally overuses this technique to try to build suspense, and I found it to be a cheap trick. The biggest one of these occurs from the beginning until well into the novel when a man lies unconscious in a hospital, with a police guard, and it looks like attempts are being made on his life. Harry Hole has yet to make an appearance in the novel, SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER (and since Harry was left for dead at the end of the previous novel) END SPOILER Nesbo clearly intends the reader to assume that the unconscious man in the hospital is Harry. This red herring technique occurred so often it interfered with my enjoyment of this book, and it was very annoying. The plot is otherwise so good, there was no reason for this teasing.

As with the previous novel, there are plot points that carry over into the next Harry Hole installment so you should read the next one fairly soon after you read this one.

2 1/2 stars ( )
  arubabookwoman | Dec 18, 2017 |
Expired before I finished it as I found it a challenging read. ( )
  edwardsgt | Nov 11, 2017 |
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To Knut Nesbø, football player, guitarist, pal, brother.
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Several police officers are found murdered at the scene of an old and unsolved murder case that they were involved in investigating. The killings are extremely brutal and bestial. The police have no leads. What's more, they're missing their best investigator. A severely wounded man in a coma is kept alive at a hospital in Oslo. The room is guarded by the police and the identity of the patient is kept secret.

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The police urgently need Harry Hole . . . A killer is stalking Oslo's streets. Police officers are being slain at the scenes of crimes they once investigated but failed to solve. The murders are brutal, the media reaction hysterical. But this time, Harry can't help. For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the center of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His dedication to his job and his brilliant insights have saved the lives of countless people. But now, with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry is not in a position to protect anyone--least of all himself.… (more)

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