Author(s): Jo Nesbø; Don Bartlett (Translator)
"Not all angels are heaven sent. I am one such angel, and I have come to pass judgement on the living, and the dead...A report of a rare and unusual gun - a type favoured by assassins - being smuggled into the country sparks Detective Harry Hole's interest. Then a former WW2 Nazi sympathizer is found with his throat cut. Next, Harry's former partner is murdered. Why had she been trying to reach Harry on the night she was killed? As Harry's investigation unfolds, it becomes clear that the killer is hell-bent on serving his own justice. And while the link between the cases remains a mystery, one thing is certain- he must be stopped."
A brilliantly tense thriller from Scandinavian crime writing superstar Jo Nesbo.
Norway's finest crime writer...Nesbo entwines a Second World War ghost story with a modern hunt for an assassin in a clever and entertaining way that teases and taunts to the very end...Nesbo clearly demonstrates his skill at executing expertly-crafted, well-paced thrillers that he sustains to the very end in a compelling fashion...as first novels go, The Redbreast and The Devil's Star are as accomplished as any reader is likely to experience Daily Express
It requires some skilled plotting, but Nesbo brings it off, and Harry, with his quirky sense of humour, is a likeable hero despite his many flaws Sunday Telegraph
A complex, utterly captivating story Evening Standard
Exciting, witty, melancholy and thought-provoking Daily Telegraph
A complicated story of passion, lost love, betrayal and murder The Times
Scary...culminates in a nail-biting episode with overtones of The Day of the JackalIndependent
A page-turner you won't want to put down Time Out
Jo Nesbo, 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, which sold more than 100,000 copies in Norway alone. He lives in Oslo.