Written by Jo Nesbo
Format: eBook, 624 pages
Publisher: Random House Canada
ISBN: 978-0-307-36109-7 (0-307-36109-8)
Pub Date: March 20, 2012
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The next instalment in the Harry Hole series, from the bestselling and internationally acclaimed Jo Nesbo.
Summer. A boy, Gusto, is lying on the floor of an Oslo apartment. He is bleeding and will soon die. He is trying to make sense of what has happened. In order to place his life and death in some kind of context he begins to tell his story. Outside, the church bells chime.
Autumn. Former police detective Harry Hole returns to Oslo after 3 years abroad. He seeks out his former boss at police headquarters to request permission to investigate a homicide. But the case is already closed; a young junkie, Gusto, was in all likelihood shot by a pal in a conflict over drugs. Harry is granted permission to visit the accused boy in prison. There, he meets himself and his own history. It's the start of a solitary investigation of the most impossible case in Harry Hole's life. And while Harry is searching, Gusto continues his story. A man walks the dark streets of nighttime Oslo. The streets are his and he has always been there. He is a phantom.
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER (Norway)
Finalist 2011 – Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize
A Kirkus Reviews Top 25 Fiction Book
“Jo Nesbo is a master of his craft…. World-class crime writing. Phantom is a crime novel that pleases on every level.”
“Harry Hole, better than ever.”
“Possibly the best in the series.”
—Dagens Næringsliv (Norway)
—Vårt Land (Norway)
“With a steady hand, Jo Nesbo deftly ties together the different narratives, steering the novel towards its goal with great precision.... The fact that Harry Hole is a character in constant development makes the book even more interesting.”
“I’m happy to announce that all expectations are met.... What’s most salient is Jo Nesbo’s intense, eloquent yet terse prose. The same goes for his talent as a storyteller, as well as his eye for narrative construction.”
JO NESBO is a musician, songwriter, economist and author. His first crime novel featuring Harry Hole was published in Norway in 1997 and was an instant hit, winning the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel (an accolade shared with Peter Høeg, Henning Mankell and Karin Fossum). Phantom is the seventh of Nesbo's novels to be translated into English.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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