The Redeemer

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Random House of Canada, Mar 9, 2010 - Fiction - 464 pages
25 Reviews
The Redeemer is the fourth in the Harry Hole series to be translated into English.

A mixture of religion, urban misery, modern European history and grisly horror story, The Redeemer takes the crime writing of Jo Nesbø to yet another level, establishing him firmly as one of the international top names in crime fiction. Through snow-swept, Christmas-illuminated Oslo town, Inspector Harry Hole chases a faceless contract killer from the former Yugoslavia among the homeless junkies, perverts and Salvationists, eagerly waiting for a new saviour to deliver them from misery – whether he brings new life or immediate death.


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A little bit of a SPOILER included: The main story is about a professional killer who kills an important member of the Salvation Army. The story focuses on the killer trying to survive in a foreign ... Read full review

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Two words that can be use to describe my feelings after reading Jo Nesbø's The Redeemer: Mind. Blown. Honestly, The Redeemer was too much. It was incredible. The way that that Nesbø described and ... Read full review

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Contents

August 1991 The Stars
3
Sunday 14 December 2003 The Visit
10
Sunday 14 December The Bite
25
Monday 15 December The Departure
36
Monday 15 December The Lighthouse
45
Monday 15 December Halvorsen
54
Monday 15 December Anonymity
67
Tuesday 16 December The Mealtime
80
CRUCIFIXION
270
Thursday 18 December The Citadel
271
Friday 19 December Zagreb
286
Friday 19 December The Miniatures
300
Friday Night 19 December The Dogs
309
Saturday 20 December The Promise
320
Saturday 20 December Forgiveness
333
Saturday 20 December The Magic Trick
347

THE REDEEMER
101
Tuesday 16 December The Snow
103
Wednesday 17 December The Doubter
115
Wednesday 17 December The Croat
136
Wednesday 1 7 December Hospital and Ashes
152
Wednesday 17 December The Ticking
163
The Night of Wednesday 17 December The Darkness
187
Early Hours Thursday 18 December The Raid
199
Thursday 18 December The Refugee
216
Thursday 18 December The Face
231
Thursday 18 December The Chute
244
Thursday 18 December The Container
257
Sunday 21 December The Disciple
358
Sunday 21 December The Kiss
366
MERCY
386
Monday 22 December The Commanding Officer
387
Monday 22 December The Silence
398
Monday 22 December The Resurrection
403
Monday 22 December The Exodus
413
Monday 22 December The Shortest Day
429
Monday 22 December The Crucifixion
435
EPILOGUE
443
Guilt
445
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About the author (2010)

Jo Nesbø, musician, economist and author of the best-selling series featuring Detective Harry Hole, has won many prizes for his novels, including the Glass Key, the Riverton Prize and the Norwegian Bookclub prize for best ever Norwegian crime novel. His first novel to be published in English was The Devil’s Star and the second, The Redbreast, was shortlisted for the CWA Duncan Lawrie International Dagger. He lives in Oslo.


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