The Devil's Star A Harry Hole Novel (Paperback)
|Author: Jo Nesbo|
|It seems the city of Oslo has a serial killer on its hands. When Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case, he is not happy with his colleague Tom Waaler, whom he suspects of arms smuggling and murder.|
From the Publisher:
In the heat of a sweltering Oslo summer, a young woman is found murdered in her flatwith one of her fingers cut off and a tiny red star-shaped diamond placed under her eyelid. An off-the-rails alcoholic barely holding on to his job, Detective Harry Hole is assigned the case with Tom Waaler, a hated colleague whom Harry believes is responsible for the murder of his partner. When another woman is reported missing five days later, and her severed finger turns up adorned with a red star-shaped diamond ring, Harry fears a serial killer is at work. But Hole's determination to capture a fiend and to expose Waaler's crimes is leading him into shadowy places where both investigations merge in unexpected ways, forcing him to make difficult decisions about a future he may not live to see.
Struggling with alcoholism and disillusionment, Oslo police detective Harry Hole has been holding onto his job by a tenuous thread for quite a while. Thankfully, despite his somewhat erratic behavior, his detective skills are as sharp as ever, but that doesn't mean he gets to call the shots. So Harry has little recourse when his sympathetic supervisor Bjarne Moller assigns him to work a serial killer case with Tom Waaler, the corrupt cop Harry believes to be mixed up with arms dealing and guilty in the death of his former partner Ellen Gjelten. Ghosts of the past haunt Harry as he investigates this increasingly disturbing case--more bodies turn up and Harry uncovers connections he was not expecting between this case and Waaler. With this gripping mystery with a charmingly dysfunctional hero at its center, Norwegian crime novelist Jo Nesbo picks up where his critically acclaimed NEMSIS left off.