Title Profile & Character Information

The Redeemer

Annotation

A fantastically gripping thriller from the best-selling author of The Snowman.

Christmas shoppers stop to hear a Salvation Army concert on a crowded Oslo street. A gunshot cuts through the music and the bitter cold: one of the singers falls dead, shot in the head at point-blank range. Harry Hole--the Oslo Police Department's best investigator and worst civil servant--has little to work with: no suspect, no weapon, and no motive. But Harry's troubles will multiply. As the search closes in, the killer becomes increasingly desperate, and Harry's chase takes him to the most forbidden corners of the former Yugoslavia.

Yet it's when he returns to Oslo that he encounters true darkness: among the homeless junkies and Salvationists, eagerly awaiting a savior to deliver them from misery--whether he brings new life or immediate death.

With its shrewdly vertiginous narrative, acid-etched characters, and white-hot pace, The Redeemer is resounding proof of Jo Nesbo's standing as one of the best crime writers of our time.



Characters
NameHole, Harry
GenderMale
OccupationPolice inspector
TraitsRecovering alcoholic
Norwegian
Murder suspect

GenreFiction
Suspense
Mystery
    --Police procedural
TopicsRape
Mistaken identity
Murder investigations
Manhunts
Recovering alcoholics
Christmas
Shooting victims
Homeless
Drug addicts
Assassins
Wrongful deaths
SettingNorway
Yugoslavia


Series
  The Harry Hole series
1The Bat
2The Cockroaches
3The Redbreast
4Nemesis
5The Devil's star
6The Redeemer
7The Snowman
8The Leopard