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Jo Nesbo , Don Bartlett
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15 Oct 2009 Harry Hole (Book 6)

OVER 9 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE

ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN. TO KILL...

It is a freezing December night and Christmas shoppers have gathered to listen to a Salvation Army carol concert. Then a shot rings out and one of the singers falls to the floor, dead. Detective Harry Hole and his team are called in to investigate but have little to work with - there is no immediate suspect, no weapon and no motive.

But when the assassin discovers he's shot the wrong man, Harry finds his troubles have only just begun.


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  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage (15 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8129124076
  • ISBN-13: 978-8129124074
  • ASIN: 0099505967
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 12.5 x 19.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (237 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,936 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"THE NEXT STIEG LARSSON" (Independent)

"The Redeemer rocks! Jo Nesbo is my new favorite thriller writer and Harry Hole my new hero. This book had my pulse in the red zone from start to finish" (Michael Connelly)

"Nesbo is in a class of his own" (Evening Standard)

"Terrific shocks, tension and atmosphere" (The Times)

"Nesbo's fourth novel [and it] proves to be as brilliant as his other three...grimly realistic...an engrossing mystery" (The Scotsman)

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This book had my pulse in the red zone from
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Harry Hole returns 27 Mar 2009
By Stella
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Jo Nesbo's last 3 books were almost like a Trilogy, ending with Devils Star, so I was intrigued to find out what was going to happen next in Harry Hole's life.
The Redeemer does not disappoint. It's really the start of a new beginning. There's a new police chief for starters and inevitably he clashes with Hole.
I won't give too much away about the story except to say it's complex, and with enough twists to keep you guessing right til the very end.
If your a fan of the Jo Nesbo series you will not want to miss this. Even if you're not, it is still a great story in it's own right.
NB. This version is paperback, but its as big as a hardback.
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98 of 104 people found the following review helpful
By Andrea Bowhill VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
The Redeemer is the fourth book in translation by Jo Nesbo and he captures our imagination with this book by bringing us readers into the storyline twelve years prior to the main plot. We start with the rape of a fourteen year old girl that takes place at a Salvation Army summer camp in Norway. Although we know there was a rape we are not given clues who committed this act or disclosure of the victim. In a second separate event we are also given the story of a young Croatian boy caught up in history of Croatia and it's political cruelties his known by others as the little redeemer.

Current Day: Oslo, shots ring out at a Christmas Concert, a volunteer dressed as a Salvation Army soldier is executed by a man in the crowd. Less than an hour later Inspector Harry Hole is at the crime scene and with hardly any leads to go on in the hunt for his faceless killer his luck's about to change, the current snow storm that has hit Oslo has grounded flights. Stranded, the Killer looks for a place to stay and keeps a low profile but as the cold night draws on he also discovers he made a fatal mistake his shot the wrong man. With his contract job still pending he makes the most of his time in Oslo and decides to finish his work. He takes refuge for a while with the Salvation Army trying to hide behind the seamy side, where drug dealers and dope heads sell their clothes for fixes even if it could mean life or death in a freezing city. As twisted events unfold Harry suddenly finds himself looking for two types of psychopaths an assassin and a rapist; on the wintry streets of Oslo it suddenly becomes an increasing desperate situation for all.

Fantastic reading!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jo Nesbo is a superb story teller. 17 May 2009
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For the last three or four years I have been completely converted to Scandinavian Crime Writers. Jo Nesbo writes complicated and convoluted stories, which I find interesting and fascinating.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Welcome Return of the Great Harry Hole 5 April 2009
By G. J. Oxley TOP 500 REVIEWER
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A Croatian hitman arrives in Harry Hole's home city of Oslo to assassinate an officer with the Salvation Army. Due to the vagaries of the Norwegian weather the hit man is unable to make his flight out from the city so he is forced to stay overnight. Only then does he realise he's blundered and taken-out the wrong man. At the same time Harry is investigating the apparent suicide of a drug addict.

From this Nesbo develops his plot complexities and takes us through his twists, where each time we believe (or are meant to believe) the hit man has been collared by the law, but hasn't. This is very much Jeffery Deaver territory - see `The Coffin Dancer' for example - but to be fair, Jo's reversals are much less `forced' than a lot of the American writer's. And, although some of the twists in `The Redeemer' are telegraphed, the author still serves up a real stunner at the book's conclusion, that I guarantee you won't see coming.

The book is shot through with real quality, and the whole Salvation Army milieu is brilliantly evoked. He also captures the drug-ridden, seamy underside of Oslo superbly and realistically.

In Harry Hole, he has created another great entry in the grizzled, ex-alcoholic, unlucky-in-love, detectives. In `The Redeemer' Harry joins the AA to resolve his problem - and this brings to mind, among others, James Lee Burke's, Dave Robicheux, and Lawrence Block's Matt Scudder. But, despite occasionally being derivative, Harry Hole is still one of the more multi-faceted and interesting detectives out there. And another plus is the fascinating and believeable back story he establishes for his Croatian hit man.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Left Me Cold, Literally 20 May 2012
Format:Paperback
I did not enjoy this book. It hovered somewhere between not interesting or exciting enough to capture my imagination but yet not bad enough to abandon. I have given it two stars because I suspect that it may have just been a personal preference issue as opposed to being badly written or constructed. I found the writing quite clinical and the only really vivid bits of writing were about the weather, which as the book is set in Norway just made me cold all the time. I didn't care about any of the characters and I wasn't either surprised or particularly interested in the twist. I don't think I'll be reading any more of this author.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nesbo's best yet 8 Sep 2009
Format:Paperback
You can read the Harry Hole novels out of sequence but it is far better to read them in the order they were written.

Sadly the first two of the series are seemingly unobtainable. The Bat Man being the first and The Cockroaches the second were either never translated into English and published or so few copies were printed there are none available second hand. If any one reading this has a copy of these books and wishes to sell or knows where I can get them please let me know.

The first available in English is the Redbreast, followed by Nemesis, next is Devil's Star and last is this one, the Redeemer. I believe the next has been published in Norway, the Snowman, and is to be published in the UK some time next year.

Nemisis was published in English after Devil's Star which is a great shame as the recurring theme of Hole investigating one of his fellow Inspectors kicks off in Redbreast and continues through Nemesis and reaches it conclusion in the Devil's Star.

Nesbo writes some of the best detective thrillers I have ever read. If you know Mankell's Wallander books you will really enjoy Nesbo. You will already be used to dealing with Scandanavian names and places which I found takes some getting used to as does the rather introspective style of writing with the hero examining his flaws and failings throughout the text. This may sound dull but far from it. Nesbo integrates his hero's flaws into the plots and his plots always take you to new and unexpected places.

Read but read after you have read Redbreast etc.

Amazon, if you have any influence with Random House or any other publisher please get Bat Man and the Cockroaches published in English and please get Snowman out as soon as you can!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The first I've read from this author but it won't be the last.
Most enjoyable
Published 8 days ago by Ann
4.0 out of 5 stars Good twist within the main story and did not quite ...
You think you know where this is going then the unexpected is thrown the killer's way. How will he cope and will it give Harry and the team the break they are searching for? Read more
Published 15 days ago by Absentee Englishman
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As good as normal
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still Going Strong
Having read the past Harry Hole books I went into this one thinking that possibly the best day's were behind the character and that the story lines might get repetitive / boring. Read more
Published 1 month ago by N. Dalby
4.0 out of 5 stars Harry hole doesn't let you down
Harry Hole does not let you down. This is the fourth H H that I have read and I am already looking forward to the next installment
Published 2 months ago by Mark
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I am Very happy with the product. Received within the specified time period. I would recommend the product and service, great read.
Published 2 months ago by johnjmac
5.0 out of 5 stars The Redeemer review
One of Nesbo's best Harry Hole stories. Riveting from the first chapter, i had a hard time putting the book down.
Published 2 months ago by Irma Whitman
5.0 out of 5 stars The redeemer
Thought book up to Authors great standard Kept you
thinking till the end.If you like adventure you may like books
by Clive Cussler and James Patterson.
Published 3 months ago by Aws
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