Large Print - 2013
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The horrifically disfigured corpse of an Oslo police officer is found at the scene of a homicide whose trail went cold years before. The butchered officer was involved in the first investigation. It is the anniversary of the death. Within months, two more officers are killed the same way: at the scenes of the unsolved murders they investigated. The newest slayings are especially brutal. The media reaction is frenzied. The police are beginning to believe the murderer is using the hysteria he has created as bait for his next victims. As the bodies mount, so do the suspects: a maniacal child molester thought to have been killed in jail ... a young female police recruit whose eerie intensity may mask darker emotions ... a former police officer, removed from the force against his will ... This should be a case for Harry Hole. But Oslo's most brilliant, most unpredictable police detective is missing. And a severely wounded man lies in a coma at a hospital in the city. There's a police guard outside the room around the clock. The identity of the patient is kept secret.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, 2013
Edition: First large print edition
ISBN: 9780804194464
Branch Call Number: FICTION Nes
Description: 699 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Bartlett, Don


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VaughanPLAlex Dec 19, 2016

Another great Jo Nesbo novel. Much more descriptive and graphic than any of the others I have read. A good murder mystery!

May 11, 2016

A bit confusing (as usual for Nesbo) but it does finally have some happy endings for Harry Hole but leaves a few dangling threads for the next Hole novel.

Jan 15, 2016

I started reading Jo Nesbo's The Snowman and had to immediately get another book featuring Harry Hole. I picked up the police and just had to keep reading and reading - I really am a fan, the only downside is that since the characters are in Oslo the names are somewhat difficult to keep track of and I find myself going back to find out just 'who' is who! Not a deterrent however, I kept reading nonstop and enjoyed Police every bit as much as I enjoyed The Snowman. Definitely a new favorite author for me.

Oct 04, 2015

Unnecessarily violent. Was there even a point? I quit half way through. Who needs to read about such pointless brutality? Yuk! The only good book he wrote was the Headhunter - that had a good story. This is drivel full of horrible violence and not much of a story line.

Oct 03, 2015

This book got more gruesome the more I read. I couldn't finish it, nor will I ever read another of his books.

Sep 14, 2015

I was enjoying this book until I noticed an OPL patron had taken a pen and made "corrections". A lot of the "corrections" are wrong. The publisher of this book is Random house. Random House is not going to release a book without having it proofread any number of times. This book was translated from Norwegian to English. Any number of the phrases in this book are more British than North American. Please stop defacing library books with your pen, and lack of knowledge.

Nov 19, 2014

Right to the end to find out who done it!

Oct 14, 2014

I couldn't get interested at first, and then I realized that Nesbo was trying to write a whole book without Harry in it. When that didn't work, he brought him in on page 143, and the story started to get very interesting.

Oct 09, 2014

Great story, well told, plenty of mis-leading pathways for the reader and the participants.. He knows how to generate interest as he builds tension. No one is perfect, a nice piece of reality.

Sep 16, 2014

Another good one in the Harry Hole series, finished it in just a couple of days.

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