Nesbos books have sold more than 14 million copies worldwide in 47 languages; The Snowman was bought by Working Title Films, with Martin Scorsese attached to direct. In his latest outing, Harry Hole has abandoned Oslo for Hong Kong-until he learns that the son of the woman he loved and left behind has been arrested for murder. Consider multiples.

Following Nesb's electrifying international bestsellers "The Snowman" and "The Leopard," now comes "Phantom," which plunges the brilliant, deeply troubled, former police officer Harry Hole into a full-tilt investigation on which his own tenuous future will come to depend.