Police (Harry Hole Series #10)

Police (Harry Hole Series #10)

by Jo Nesbo


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Inspector Harry Hole investigates a serial killer targeting Oslo’s police officers in this installment of Jo Nesbø’s New York Times bestselling series. Look out for the latest Harry Hole novel, The Thirstavailable now.
For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the center of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His brilliant insights and dedication to his job have saved countless lives over the years. But as the killer grows increasingly bold and the media reaction increasingly hysterical, the detective is nowhere to be found. This time, when those he loves and values most are facing terrible danger, Harry is in no position to protect anyone—least of all himself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307951168
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/15/2014
Series: Harry Hole Series , #10
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 90,635
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

JO NESBØ is a musician, songwriter, economist, and author. He has won the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel. His other Harry Hole novels include The Redeemer, The Snowman, The Leopard, and Phantom, and he is also the author of Headhunters and several children's books.

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Police 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having now read every Harry book by Jo Nesbo, it may be fair to say that he has knocked my socks off once again. These fast paced, multi-dimensional books bring out the philopher/psychologist/detective in one's imagination. It is in the characters that he truly excels. They become real for the duration. So happy that Harry continues to survive and at last we had a happy ending!
RonnaL More than 1 year ago
Jo Nesbo writes a really different type of police crime thriller in my estimation. The excitement, clues, and excellent characterization are all there , but his truly great writing style allows for an extra added enjoyment for me. He combines "gritty" with "intellectual thoughts" that makes me think Jack the Ripper meets a new modern, Sherlock Holmes. While reading along at a marathon pace, trying to figure out who the bad guys are, I'm shocked into stillness with one of Harry Hole's "rules"-----like searching a room for what is not there, rather than what is there to be seen. These things raise Jo Nesbo's book a level above the average mystery/ thriller for me. In POLICE, Detective Harry Hole finds himself thrust aside by the Chief of Police. Not only is his help not needed, the Police Chief wants him and his crew to be "hands off" in the most recent events plaguing the Norwegian countryside. Policeman are being brutally murdered at the sites of unsolved crimes, at the same time and date of these unsolved crimes. You might think that the Police Chief would welcome- no command-Harry's help, since he's been at the center of solving so many crimes in the past. But for reason of his own, the new young Police Chief might actually rather see Harry dead---WHY? How does this fit in with these recent crimes? Added to all the search for answers to these sadistic police killings, Harry has himself a beautiful female student stalker. He's also keeping a huge secret that could send his lover's son to jail. Then there's the gun that's hidden in his cabinet that keeps calling out to Harry, but Harry has vowed to never open that cabinet. Lastly, there is the boy's mother, Rakel, who has captured Harry's heart as no women has ever done so completely before.  So much story line could be confusing for another author, but Jo Nesbo has actually created a story in POLICE, where you just know that every word, every scenery, every potential suspect is totally necessary for this spellbinding book. When it ended, I was left starving for the next installment in the life of Harry Hole! Now I need to go back and read all the previous books in this series and hope a new Harry Hole book has been written before I run out Jo Nesbo's compulsive writing!!
SUEHAV More than 1 year ago
I whole heartedly agree with PLOT SPOILER about the readers that tell the whole story with their so called review. Thank goodness I read POLICE before going to reviews. My only suggestion to people new to Harry Hole is read him in order. I didn't ,but love Jo Nesbo's writing anyway.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only one review and it ruins the book by revealing the entire storyline. Bn please do something to these rude plot spoilers that give away the entire book. Ban them and delete their pists pkease.
Kittyb1 More than 1 year ago
Probably the best of the Harry Hole novels. This spell-binding, can't put down book keeps you hooked from the first sentence. Harry is back, reluctantly, to assist in the most baffling series of crimes since "The Snowman". If you are a Harry Hole fan, this will delight you, and if not....it won't be long before you are.
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
As Yogi famously said, “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.” That is the fundamental precept of this latest Harry Hole novel. The reader has to pore through red herring after false clue until reaching the end and discovering the identity of the real culprit. The basic plot is about a series of murders of policemen lured to a crime scene on the anniversaries of a murder and then killed. And the police force hasn’t a clue, including Harry’s group, who are operating not only without him, but also with no leads. This is the tenth novel in the series, continuing where “Phantom” ended: With the reader not knowing whether Harry is alive or dead after sustaining three bullet wounds, one to the head, fired by Oleg, the son of Harry’s girlfriend, Rakel. The novel brings back many of the familiar characters who have populated previous books in the series, primarily Harry’s closest colleagues. The novel is cleverly constructed, and as each potential suspect is revealed, the reader is provided a new clue, raising the possibility of yet another perpetrator. Once again, Jo Nesbo has written a superb mystery, moving the story forward in imaginative steps. Each one of the 416 pages is swiftly turned. Highly recommended.
MexicoDan More than 1 year ago
Probably the best of Nesbo's (unfortunately named) Harry Hole series. I've read them all; can't wait for the next one.
Drewano More than 1 year ago
Similar to other books in the series I’ve read It takes a while to get going. I was torn as part of me enjoyed it because I couldn’t figure out who the killer was, and feeling like the story was dragging on at some points. For about the first quarter of the book I nearly gave up but I’m glad I didn’t because as always it’s a well thought out plot. Overall, I think it’s an interesting ‘who done it’ read but could have a bit more action or movement the plot a bit quicker.
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OnLocation More than 1 year ago
Quite exciting. Among his best
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San42 More than 1 year ago
Jo Nesbo's novels seems to have that other worldly feel about them that it takes your mind into areas you weren't expecting. Police was my second novel by Nesbo, the first being Snowman. Both were excruciatingly tense and came to natural conclusions -- if your mind works at Harry Hole's does. Wonderfully tense and relief when the end of the story came.
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I've read all of the books in the Harry Hole series except for The Cockroaches (#2 in the series) which is suppose to be available soon in the U.S. Enjoyed the characters and the stories of each book.
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Series maintains supurb authorship. Tension, intrigue, characters real. Addictivr