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Media Center: 'Phantom' by Jo Nesbø

September 26th, 2012

Author photoWHO: Jo Nesbø


Published by Knopf Otober 5, 2012

Author tour to Denver, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Raleigh-Durham, Seattle, Toronto, Washington DC.

“Jo Nesbø is one of the best…you won’t want to miss this!”

—Frances Thorsen, LIBRARY JOURNAL

“The Jo Nesbø phenomenon has transcended ‘next Stieg Larrson’ status.
In practically every comparison except books sold (and, with millions to date, he’s catching up), Nesbø is superior to his late Swedish counterpart: more imaginative, better plotting, richer characters, stronger narrative momentum, more psychological and philosophical depth. No, he doesn’t have an androgynously attractive tattooed girl, but he does have Harry Hole.”
—KIRKUS, a starred review

“Superb on every level…emotionally gripping and beautifully constructed.” —Bill Ott, BOOKLIST, a starred review

Jacket photoWhen Harry hole 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. 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.

Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett.

Media Resources:
Read an Excerpt | Author bio | Download the jacket or the author photo | Listen to the RH Audiobook

Publicist for this title:
Paul Bogaards | 212-572-2177 |