Nemesis - Harry Hole, Bk 4 Author:Jo Nesbo, Don Bartlett (Translator) Captured on closed-circuit television: A man walks into an Oslo bank, puts a gun to a cashier's head, and tells her to count to twenty-five. When he doesn't get his money fast enough, he pulls the trigger. The young woman dies -- and two million Norwegian kroner disappear without a trace. — After a drunken evening with his former girlfrie... more »nd, Anna Bethsen, Police Detective Harry Hole wakes up at home with a headache, no cell phone, and no memory of the past twelve hours. That same day, Anna is found shot dead in her bedroom, making Hole a prime suspect in an investigation led by his hated adversary Tom Waaler. Meanwhile, the bank robberies continue with unparalleled savagery, sending rogue detective Hole from the streets of Oslo to steaming Brazil in a race to close two cases and clear his name. But Waaler isn't finished with his longtime nemesis quite yet.« less
This is just the second Harry Hole novel translated into English but I already consider Jo Nesbo one of the best crime writers in the business. Nemesis is a great novel featuring two storylines. In one, Harry Hole wakes the morning after a evening dinner with an ex, she is dead, and he can't remember a thing about that evening. In the other, a teller is killed in a bank robbery. Harry must solve both crimes while keeping himself from becoming the prime suspect in the first. I will point out that both crimes seem to be solved on multiple occassions only to have evidence lead Harry to continue the investigation in a new direction. Imho, this made the novel seem longer than it was and would be my only criticism. If you haven't tried Jo Nesbo, he's worth the time.