Summary

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 Departments best investigator and worst civil servant--has little to work with: no suspect, no weapon, and no motive. But Harrys troubles will multiply. As the search closes in, the killer becomes increasingly desperate, and Harrys chase takes him to the most forbidden corners of the former Yugoslavia.
Yet its 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 Nesbos standing as one of the best crime writers of our time.