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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jo Nesbø Narrator: Kim Gordon Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Blood on Snow Series Release Date: February 2016 ISBN: 9780553546002
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The internationally acclaimed author of Blood on Snow and the Harry Hole novels now gives us the tightly wound tale of a man running from retribution, a renegade hitman who goes to ground far above the Arctic circle, where the never-setting sun might slowly drive a man insane.
           
He calls himself Ulf—as good a name as any, he thinks—and the only thing he’s looking for is a place where he won’t be found by Oslo’s most notorious drug lord: the Fisherman. He was once the Fisherman’s fixer, but after betraying him, Ulf is now the one his former boss needs fixed—which may not be a problem for a man whose criminal reach is boundless. When Ulf gets off the bus in Kåsund, on Norway’s far northeastern border, he sees a “flat, monotonous, bleak landscape . . . the perfect hiding place. Hopefully.”
           
The locals—native Sami and followers of a particularly harsh Swedish version of Christianity—seem to accept Ulf’s explanation that he’s come to hunt, even if he has no gun and the season has yet to start. And a bereaved, taciturn woman and her curious, talkative young son supply him with food, the use of a cabin deep in the woods, a weapon—and companionship that stirs something in him he thought was long dead.
           
But the agonizing wait for the inevitable moment when the Fisherman’s henchmen will show—the midnight sun hanging in the sky like an unblinking, all-revealing eye—forces him to question if redemption is at all possible or if, as he’s always believed, “hope is a real bastard.”


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Quotes & Awards

  • This forcefully written story of personal defeat, despair, and salvation sends a man off to lose himself in the wilderness--where he finds himself instead. The New York Times Book Review
  • Readers who like their crime fiction cut-to-the-bone lean will love the opening pages of Jo Nesbø's new, swift-moving existential thriller. . . . A compelling exploration of love, faith, the meaning of life and redemption. Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • A fun read, with a likable protagonist and a brisk, page-turning pace. Nesbø is a talented storyteller and his narrative intuition is on full display. Los Angeles Times
  • “A thrilling tale.”

    Mail on Sunday (London)

  • “A perfectly formed thriller, written in pure, unadorned prose, that pierces the heart with its icy brilliance.”

    Sunday Mirror (London)

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About the Author

Jo Nesbø is a musician, songwriter, and economist, as well as a writer. His Harry Hole novels include The Redeemer, The Snowman, The Leopard, and Phantom, and he is also the author of several stand-alone novels and the Doctor Proctor series of children’s books. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Glass Key for best Nordic crime novel.

About the Narrator

Kim Gordon is a musician, vocalist, visual artist, video director, and actress. She rose to prominence as the bassist, guitarist, and vocalist of the experimental downtown New York post-punk band Sonic Youth, which she formed with Thurston Moore in 1981. In 1993 she launched her own fashion line, X-Girl, and continues to be a tastemaker in fashion. In 2012 after the breakup of Sonic Youth, she formed Body/Head with friend and experimental guitarist Bill Nace. She has appeared in several films by directors Gus van Zant, Todd Haines, and Olivier Assayas, as well as in episodes of Gossip Girl and Girls.