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Following from Jo Nesbø's electrifying international best-sellers The Snowman and The Leopard , now comes Phantom , which plunges the brilliant, deeply troubled, now former police officer Harry Hole into a full-tilt investigation on which his own tenuous future will come to depend.

When Harry left Oslo again for Hong Kong--fleeing the traumas of life as a cop--he thought he was there for good. But then the unthinkable happened. The son of the woman he loved, lost, and still loves is arrested for murder: Oleg, the boy Harry helped raise but couldn't help deserting when he fled. Harry has come back to prove that Oleg is not a killer. Barred from rejoining the police force, he sets out on a solitary, increasingly dangerous investigation that takes him deep into the world of the most virulent drug to ever hit the streets of Oslo (and the careers of some of the city's highest officials), and into the maze of his own past, where he will find the wrenching truth that finally matters to Oleg, and to himself.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2012.
Edition: 1st U.S ed. --
ISBN: 9780307960474
Characteristics: 377 p.


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debwalker Apr 07, 2012

"Just when I think that Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole series can’t get any better, he comes up with Phantom, one of this great crime writer’s best, including the stellar Headhunters."
Margaret Cannon

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Dec 11, 2018

number 9

Oct 05, 2018

I love Jo Nesbo. This is his typical style, and at times you feels as if you are on a 'train track' just waiting for him to 'reveal' the killer. Up emotionally, down emotionally, up emotionally, down emotionally. I think I know what is going on, then the 180 degree turn. At one point, almost each character could be responsible for the crime. Harry's development is fun to read, a severely flawed individual. 4 out of 5 stars.

Dec 11, 2014

Started Nov 20, 2014, finished, Dec 10, 2014.....Took me a long time to get through this book, but not because I wasn't enjoying it. Just 450 or so pages of very small print, which made it hard to read when I was tired, which was a lot, as it is the busy pre-Christmas season. I found my reading glasses on the last few days, much better than my bifocals while reading in bed. I must pick up a few more pairs, so that I don't have to wait so long to find a pair! I now must get to know Harry Hole much better. I kind of like him! More Jo Nesbo for me coming up in the future. (Thanks to my brother-in-law Wesley, for the recommendation.)

Jun 15, 2014

simple plot with plenty to keep me interested

Jun 12, 2014

The third of the four part series which includes Harry Hole's recovery from drugs and alcohol addictions and crimes involving his girl friend Rakel's son Oleg. These issues and crimes put him in a bind with decisions about his supervisor and his job as a policeman.

Dec 28, 2013

Really good read - suspenseful, characters have depth. Story set in the disturbing Oslo heroin world. Liked it as mystery and Scandinavian literature.

Dec 24, 2013

Nesbo delves deep into the world of drug addiction and the drug trade. As with the Leopold's Apple device from the Leopard, Nesbo this time flawlessly invents a fictional drug, described so perfectly that you are convinced that it must exist.

This is not a feel-good novel (on par with every other Scandinavian book ever written), but it is well written and though long, has a good flow. At multiple times you will think you have things figured out and then second guess yourself.

You will reread the ending 3 times to be sure your eyes didn't deceive you.

Oct 01, 2013

I don't care for this author's writing and books..

Sep 30, 2013

Ceme de la creme. Top of the series?

JCLBrownM Jun 05, 2013

I didn't think this was as good as Nesbo's The Snowman, but I couldn't put it down.

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Sep 20, 2014

hamza111 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14


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