One freezing night in Oslo Christmas shoppers gather to listen to a Salvation Army street concert. An explosion cuts through the music, and a man in uniform falls to the ground, shot in the head at point-blank range. Harry Hole and his team have little to work with: no immediate suspect, no weapon and no motive. But when the assassin discovers he has shot the wrong man, Harry Hole’s troubles have only just begun. After some exceptionally shrewd detective work, the team begins to close in on a suspected hit man, monitoring his credit card, false passport and the line to his employer. With no money, only six bullets and no place to stay in the bitter cold, the hit man becomes increasingly desperate. He will stop at nothing to eliminate his target. Moving at a breathless pace, “The Redeemer” is Jo Nesbo’s most gripping thriller yet.
Jo Nesbø - Leopárd
Harry Hole, a norvég rendőrség egykori fenegyereke a Hóember-ügy után minden hidat felégetett maga mögött, s most Hongkongban él teljes visszavonultságban, démonai és hitelezői elől bujkálva. Amikor azonban Oslóban két fiatal nő holttestére bukkannak, akiknek halálát azonosítatlan eszköztől származó sebek okozták, a rendőrség Hongkongba küldi új munkatársát, Kaja Solnesst, hogy próbálja meg felkutatni és hazahozni Harryt, mivel ő az egyetlen sorozatgyilkos specialista az országban. Márpedig úgy tűnik, minden eddiginél nehezebb feladat lesz a tettes kézre kerítése, aki kíméletlen, rafinált és semmi nyomot nem hagy maga után. Ráadásul a gyilkossági osztály és a Nemzeti Nyomozó Iroda közötti hatalmi harc sem könnyíti meg Harry dolgát.
Jo Nesbø - Nemesis
Grainy CCTV footage shows a man walking into a bank and putting a gun to a cashier's head. He tells her to count to twenty-five. When he doesn't get his money in time, she is executed. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case. While Harry's girlfriend is away in Russia, an old flame gets in touch. He goes to dinner at her house and wakes up at home with no memory of the past twelve hours. The same morning the girl is found shot dead in her bed. Then Harry begins to receive threatening e-mails. Is someone trying to frame him for this unexplained death? Meanwhile the bank robberies continue with unparalleled savagery. Gripping and surprising, "Nemesis" is a thriller by one of the biggest stars of Scandinavian crime fiction.
Jo Nesbø - Midnight Sun
Jon is on the run. He has betrayed Oslo’s biggest crime lord: The Fisherman. Fleeing to an isolated corner of Norway, to a mountain town so far north that the sun never sets, Jon hopes to find sanctuary amongst a local religious sect. Hiding out in a shepherd’s cabin in the wilderness, all that stands between him and his fate are Lea, a bereaved mother and her young son, Knut. But while Lea provides him with a rifle and Knut brings essential supplies, the midnight sun is slowly driving Jon to insanity. And then he discovers that The Fisherman’s men are getting closer…
Jo Nesbø - The Redbreast
Harry Hole, drunkard, loner and brilliant detective is reassigned to surveillance after a high profile mistake. He's bored by his new job until a report of a rare and unusual gun being fired sparks his interest because of its possible links to Neo Nazi activity. Then a former soldier is found with his throat cut. Next Harry's former partner is murdered. Why had she been trying to reach Harry on the night her head was smashed in? The investigation leads Harry to suspect that the crimes have their roots in the battlefields of Eastern Front during WWII. In a quest that takes him to South Africa and Vienna, Harry finds himself perpetually one step behind the killer. He will be both winner and loser by the novel's nail-biting conclusion. The Redbreast. He's your judge, jury and executioner...And he must be stopped.
Jo Nesbø - Blood on Snow
Olav lives the lonely life of a fixer. When you ‘fix’ people for a living – terminally – it’s hard to get close to anyone. Now he’s finally met the woman of his dreams. But there are two problems. She’s his boss’s wife. And Olav’s just been hired to kill her. From the bestselling author of BAFTA-nominated Headhunters, comes Jo Nesbo’s Blood on Snow.
Jo Nesbø - The Leopard
In the depths of winter, a killer stalks the city streets. His victims are two young women, both found with twenty-four inexplicable puncture wounds, both drowned in their own blood. The crime scenes offer no clues, the media is reaching fever pitch, and the police are running out of options. There is only one man who can help them.
Jo Nesbø - Headhunters
Roger Brown has it all. He's the country's most successful headhunter. He has a beautiful wife and a magnificent house. And to maintain this lifestyle, he's also a highly accomplished art thief. At a gallery opening, his wife introduces him to Clas Greve. Not only is Greve the perfect candidate for a position with one of Roger's high-profile clients, he is also in possession of 'The Calydonian Boar Hunt' by Rubens, one of the most sought-after paintings in the world. Roger sees his chance to be rich beyond his wildest dreams and starts planning his boldest heist yet. But soon, he runs into trouble – and this time money is the least of his worries...
Jo Nesbø - Boszorkányszög
Oslo hőségtől szenved, s a városi rendőrségnél, aki csak teheti, szabadságon van. Amikor egy fiatal nőt meggyilkolnak a lakásán, Tom Waaler, a mintarendőr, az osztályvezetői poszt várományosa mellé a testület fenegyerekét, a különc Harry Holét rendelik ki. A régi ellenségek számára egy egyszerű ügyben sem volna zökkenőmentes az együttműködés, ám mint kiderül, ez az eset bonyolultabb, mint gondolták. A holttest egyik ujját levágták, s szemhéja alatt egy vörös gyémántot találnak. Az újabb gyilkosságok nem hagynak kétséget afelől, hogy sorozatgyilkost keresnek. De hogy mi lehet az indíték, arra hiába keresik a választ. Nesbø irodalmi ambícióval közelít a bűnügyi regény műfajához. Mély emberismerete s napjaink globalizált világáról szerzett rendkívül gazdag élményanyaga átsüt minden történetén. Elnyerte a legjobb norvég, majd a legjobb skandináv krimiért járó díjat.
Jo Nesbø - Phantom
The thrilling follow-up to Jo Nesbo's #1 bestseller The Leopard THE MURDER HAS BEEN SOLVED. BUT HAS JUSTICE BEEN DONE? Harry Hole is back in Oslo. He's been away for some time, but his ghosts have a way of catching up with him. The case that brings him back is already closed. There is no room for doubt: the young junkie was shot dead by a fellow addict. THE POLICE DON'T WANT HIM BACK... Denied permission to reopen the investigation, Harry strikes out on his own. Beneath the city's eerie tranquillity, he discovers a trail of violence and mysterious disappearances seemingly unnoticed by the police. At every turn Harry is faced with a conspiracy of silence. THE CRIMINALS DON'T WANT HIM BACK... Harry is not the only one who is interested in the case. From the moment he steps off the plane, someone is watching his every move and tracing his every call. SOMEONE WANTS HIM SILENCED.
Jo Nesbø - The Bat
A young Norwegian woman, a minor celebrity who went to Australia to do bar work, is found washed up from the sea at the foot of a cliff. All the evidence points to murder. Harry Hole, of Oslo Crime Squad, goes to Sydney to assist with the Australian police investigation. He is meant to act as an observer, and one of the reasons for him going is that his superior thinks he could do with a break. Not only from his alcohol problems. He was in a car which crashed and a colleague was killed. However, being a passive onlooker is not a role Harry plays naturally; he gets involved and in the end is drawn into the case, also on a personal level, as he falls for Birgitta – a friend of the dead girl.
Jo Nesbø - Cockroaches
The Norwegian ambassador has been found dead in a seedy motel room in Bangkok. To avoid a scandal, Harry is sent to hush up the case. But he quickly discovers that there is much more going on behind the scenes, and that failing to solve a murder case is by no means the only danger in Bangkok. Available in English for the first time, this is the thrilling sequel to Nesbo's debut novel, THE BAT.
Samuel Bjørk - I'm Travelling Alone
A six year old girl is found hanging from a tree. Around her neck is an airline tag which says 'I'm travelling alone'. A special homicide unit in Oslo is re-opened with veteran police investigator Holger Munch at the helm. He must convince his erstwhile partner, Mia Kruger, an extremely talented but eccentric investigator, to leave the solitary island to which she has retreated in order to take her own life. When scrutinising the murder files, Mia spots the number One carved into the dead girl's fingernail. She returns to duty to prevent more little girls falling victim to a terrifying, revenge-driven serial killer...
Karin Fossum - The Murder of Harriet Krohn
Charlo Torp has problems. He's grieving for his late wife, he's lost his job, and gambling debts have alienated him from his teenage daughter. Desperate, his solution is to rob an elderly woman of her money and silverware. But Harriet Krohn fights back, and Charlo loses control. Wracked with guilt, Charlo attempts to rebuild his life. But the police are catching up with him, and Inspector Konrad Sejer has never lost a case yet. Told through the eyes of a killer, The Murder of Harriet Krohn poses the question: how far would you go to turn your life around, and could you live with yourself afterwards?
Karin Fossum - Bad Intentions
Early one September three friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin by Dead Water Lake. With only a pale moon to light their way, they row across the water in the middle of the night. But only two of them return, and they make a pact not to call for help until the following morning. Inspector Sejer leads the investigation when the body is discovered. He is troubled by the apparent suicide and has an overwhelming sense that the surviving pair has something to hide. Weeks pass without further clues, and then in a nearby lake the body of a teenage boy floats to the surface.
Karin Fossum - The Water's Edge
A couple out walking in the woods discover the dead body of a half-naked boy. To Kristine's horror her husband begins to take photographs of the corpse on his mobile phone, but this proves only the beginning of his obsession with the case. Inspector Sejer is called to the scene but he can find no immediate cause of death. And who was the agitated man the couple saw moments before their discovery? Then, a second boy goes missing, and the once peaceful community is left deeply shaken. Is there a killer within their midst?
Karin Fossum - When the Devil Holds the Candle
'Has anyone seen Andreas?' Andreas's disappearance is a mystery to all, including his inseparable friend Zipp. But its not easy for Zipp to come forward with details of the last time he saw his friend - they had been following an old woman, an easy target for some quick cash, and Andreas boldly followed her into her home brandishing his knife, the next moment he was gone. Zipp waited anxiously outside but Andreas failed to reappear. Inspector Sejer and his colleague Skarre are baffled but while the confusion in the outside world continues, a chilling and heart-stopping drama is unfolding inside the old woman's home. In a plot in the tradition of Stephen King, Fossum deploys her trademark skill of looking realistically, terrifyingly, into the minds of criminal and victim. Appearances aren't always to be believed, and people are not always what they seem.
Karin Fossum - He Who Fears the Wolf
In this second Inspector Sejer mystery, a young boy runs into the local police station, wild-eyed and breathless, to report the discovery of a horribly maimed body outside an isolated house in the woods. Yet there was another person in the woods that day — standing nearby, hidden within the trees was the mysterious figure of the local misfit, Errki. The next morning, the local bank is robbed at gunpoint. The robber takes a hostage and flees to the woods. As the felon’s plans begin to fall apart he, in contrast to his quiet hostage, is rapidly losing his control and power. Meanwhile, the search for the killer continues. All fingers of suspicion point to the enigmatic Errki, except one. Errki’s doctor refuses to believe that her patient could have committed such a horrific act. In a novel that will keep you guessing until the end, Fossum brilliantly ensures that things are rarely as they would at first appear. From the deeply sympathetic policeman to the social outcast Errki, and the bank robber thoroughly unsuited to his profession, Fossum writes from within the minds of her characters.
Dale Brown - Edge of Battle
Major Jason Richter along with the members of force TALON set up a base in Southern California Operation Rampart, with the aim of crushing the unrest But their presence causes controversy, and suddenly events begin to spiral out of control. Meanwhile, drug and people smuggler Ernesto Fuerza, nicknamed Commander Veracruz has reinvented himself as a Mexican freedom fighter and is intent on causing maximum mayhem. He declares the treaty that gave the Northern most Mexican states to the US, illegal. But his motives are far from honourable and hide a sinister plot to flood America with drugs. As Richter and his team are coaxed across the border into Mexico, tension between the two countries explodes and an all out guerrilla war-fare threatens to destroy the very fabric of the USA.
Tom Clancy - Without Remorse
Over the course of seven novels, Tom Clancy's "genius for big, compelling plots" and his "natural narrative gift" (The New York Times Magazine) have mesmerized tens of millions of readers and established him as one of the preeminent storytellers of our time. Without Remorse, however, goes beyond anything he has ever done. Its hero is John Kelly, a man well familiar to Clancy's readers by his code name, Mr. Clark. In The Sum of All Fears, he hunted down nuclear terrorists. In Clear and Present Danger, he led aerial raids against drug lords. In The Cardinal of the Kremlin, he spirited away a KGB chief's family by submarine. But nothing will ever be as deadly - or as personal - as the danger he must face in Without Remorse. John Kelly, former Navy SEAL and Vietnam veteran, is still getting over the accidental death of his wife six months before, when he befriends a young woman with a decidedly checkered past. When that past reaches out for her in a particularly horrifying fashion, he vows revenge and, assembling all of his old skills, sets out to track down the men responsible, before it can happen again. At the same time, the Pentagon is readying an operation to rescue a key group of prisoners in a North Vietnamese prisoner-of-war camp. One man, they find, knows the terrain around the camp better than anyone else they have: a certain former Navy SEAL named John Kelly. Kelly has his own mission. The Pentagon wants him for theirs. Attempting to juggle the two, Kelly (now code-named Mr. Clark) finds himself confronted by a vast array of enemies, both at home and abroad - men so skillful that the slightest misstep means death. And the fate of dozens of people, including Kelly himself, restson his making sure that misstep never happens. Men aren't born dangerous. They grow dangerous. And the most dangerous of all, Kelly learns, are the ones you least expect... As Clancy takes us through the twists and turns of Without Remorse, he blends the exceptional realism and authenticity that are his hallmarks with intricate plotting, knife-edge suspense and a remarkable cast of characters
Robert Ludlum - The Bourne Identity
Jason Bourne. He has no past. And he may have no future. His memory is blank. He only knows that he was flushed out of the Mediterranean Sea, his body riddled with bullets. There are a few clues. A frame of microfilm surgically implanted beneath the flesh of his hip. Evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face. Strange things that he says in his delirium -- maybe code words. Initial: "J.B." And a number on the film negative that leads to a Swiss bank account, a fortune of four million dollars, and, at last, a name: Jason Bourne. But now he is marked for death, caught in a maddening puzzle, racing for survival through the deep layers of his buried past into a bizarre world of murderous conspirators -- led by Carlos, the world's most dangerous assassin. And no one can help Jason Bourne but the woman who once wanted to escape him.