The Redbreast - Harry Hole, Bk 3 Author:Jo Nesbo, Don Bartlett (Translator) Detective Harry Hole embarrassed the force, and for his sins he's been reassigned to mundane surveillance tasks. But while monitoring neo-Nazi activities in Oslo, Hole is inadvertently drawn into a mystery with deep roots in Norway's dark past, when members of the government willingly collaborated with Nazi Germany. More than sixty years... more » later, this black mark won't wash away -- and disgraced old soldiers who once survived a brutal Russian winter are being murdered, one by one. Now, with only a stained and guilty conscience to guide him, an angry, alcoholic, error-prone policeman must make his way safely past the traps and mirrors of a twisted criminal mind. For a conspiracy is taking rapid and hideous shape around Hole . . . and Norway's darkest hour may be still to come.« less
When I start reading a book by a new author, I usually find it hard at first to hear their voice. I had to work at it for about 3 chapters in this book but once I did I was glad. I really liked this book. I loved the history, the new fresh voice this author has, and I liked the character of Harry Hole. He is reminiscent of my other favorite detectives Harry Bosch and John Rebus.
If you like Ian Rankin and Michael Connelly I strongly recommend Jo Nesbo.