Police / Jo Nesbø ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett.

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    • Publication Information:
      First United States Edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: The police urgently need Harry Hole . . . A killer is stalking Oslo's streets. Police officers are being slain at the scenes of crimes they once investigated but failed to solve. The murders are brutal, the media reaction hysterical. But this time, Harry can't help. For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the center of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His dedication to his job and his brilliant insights have saved the lives of countless people. But now, with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry is not in a position to protect anyone--least of all himself.
    • Notes:
      "This translation was originally published in Great Britain by Harvill Secker, an imprint of the Random House Group Ltd., London"--Title page verso.
      Translation of: Politi.
    • Other Titles:
      Politi. English
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    • ABNT:
      NESBØ, J.; BARTLETT, D. Police. First United States Edition. [s. l.]: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. ISBN 9780307960498. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.398135. Acesso em: 23 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Nesbø J, Bartlett D. Police. First United States Edition. Alfred A. Knopf; 2013. Accessed September 23, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.398135
    • APA:
      Nesbø, J., & Bartlett, D. (2013). Police (First United States Edition.). Alfred A. Knopf.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Nesbø, Jo, and Don Bartlett. 2013. Police. First United States Edition. Harry Hole Novel. Alfred A. Knopf. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.398135.
    • Harvard:
      Nesbø, J. and Bartlett, D. (2013) Police. First United States Edition. Alfred A. Knopf (Harry Hole novel). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.398135 (Accessed: 23 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Nesbø, J & Bartlett, D 2013, Police, First United States Edition., Harry Hole novel, Alfred A. Knopf, viewed 23 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Nesbø, Jo, and Don Bartlett. Police. First United States Edition., Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.398135.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Nesbø, Jo, and Don Bartlett. Police. First United States Edition. Harry Hole Novel. Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.398135.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Nesbø J, Bartlett D. Police [Internet]. First United States Edition. Alfred A. Knopf; 2013 [cited 2020 Sep 23]. (Harry Hole novel). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.398135


Booklist Reviews 2013 September #2

*Starred Review* Three shots fired at point-blank range. Harry Hole has to be dead, doesn't he? And, yet, here is a new "Harry Hole novel," not an earlier installment of the series published out of order. Ever since word of this novel's publication started leaking, fans of Nesbø's best-selling series have been scratching puzzled heads: Harry alive? Well, you're not going to find the answer in this review, and in fact, you won't find it definitively until page 505 of Nesbø's maddening yet riveting cat-and-mouse game of a novel. But let's leave poor Harry in a kind of literary limbo for the moment and focus on what—with or without Harry—is one hell of a thriller. Police officers in Oslo are being murdered by a serial killer with a bizarre agenda: each victim is discovered at a crime scene that mimics the scene of an earlier unsolved murder. Not only that but the new victims all participated in the investigations of the earlier crimes. Is the killer a fellow cop? Working as an off-the-books task force, Harry's former colleagues—Beate Lønn, Stale Aune, Bjorn Hølm, and Katrine Bratt—set out to find the answers. It's clear that Chief of Police Mikael Bellman and his henchman, Truls Berntsen, are dirty, but are they killers? Nesbø cunningly plays with the reader throughout this devilishly plotted tale, introducing multiple corkscrewing twists and, while we're worrying about Harry, slipping in a horrifying shocker from another direction altogether. The narrative is ingenious, but it grips us the way it does because, after nine novels, we've formed abiding relationships with these characters and don't like to see them messed with. Nesbø messes with everyone here, especially the reader, but furious as we'd like to be, in the end we're willing supplicants. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2013 September #2

The Oslo Crime Squad hunts for the serial killer responsible for the torture and murder of police officers staged at the scenes of earlier unsolved crimes. Nesbø's (The Redeemer; The Phantom) newest mystery presents an entire school of red herrings as readers try to discern who is the villain, who is the next victim, and what happened to Harry Hole. A stalker/student with a peripheral connection to an earlier case diverts attention from the investigation while obstruction by the politically connected chief of police and his vicious henchman hinders the detectives in their desperate chase to stop the murderer(s) before another colleague is harmed. VERDICT Followers of the Harry Hole (pronounced Hoo·la) series will want to read this book for both the resolution to the end of a previous novel, The Phantom, and the development of an old antagonist. Though Nesbø's police procedurals have become increasingly violent and heavy on coincidences, crime fiction readers will enjoy the high level of suspense that is sustained throughout as more questions are raised than answered before the startling conclusion is reached.—Deb West, Gannon Univ. Lib., Erie, PA

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PW Reviews 2013 August #4

The life of Insp. Harry Hole, who was shot in the head by his surrogate son in the finale of 2012's Phantom, hangs in the balance for much of Nesbø's powerful 10th novel featuring the Oslo homicide cop. Secondary players who have helped out along the way step into the spotlight: forensics expert and facial-recognition whiz Beate Lønn; the brilliant but psychologically unstable detective Katrine Bratt; Harry's longtime friend Bjørn Holm; and the slippery new police chief, Mikael Bellman. The police force itself is at stake when it becomes apparent that the seemingly unrelated deaths of police officers are actually part of a larger pattern: each officer was slain at the site of an unsolved crime. In Nesbø's able hands, Harry's absence is a character unto itself, but this will only make readers more eager to learn Harry's fate. Author tour. 150,000-copy announced first printing. Agent: Niclas Salomonsson, Salomonsson Agency (Sweden). (Oct.)

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