The author of the best-selling Harry Hole series w gives us an electrifying tale of vengeance set amid Oslo's brutal hierarchy of corruption.Sonny Lofthus has been in prison for almost half his life: serving time for crimes he didn't commit. In exchange, he gets an uninterrupted supply of heroin and a stream of fellow prisoners seeking out his Buddha-like absolution. Years earlier Sonny s father, a corrupt cop, took his own life rather than face exposure. Now Sonny is the center of a vortex of corruption: prison staff, police, lawyers, a desperate priest all of them focused on keeping him stoned and jailed. When Sonny discovers a shocking truth about his father s suicide, he makes a brilliant escape and begins hunting down the people responsible for his and his father s demise. But he's also being hunted, and by enemies too many to count. Two questions remain: who will get to him first, and what will he do when he s cornered?
JO NESBO is a musician, songwriter, economist, and author. His first crime novel featuring Harry Hole was published in Norway in 1997 and was an instant hit, winning the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel. He is the author of ten Harry Hole novels, Headhunters, The Son, and several children s books. His books have been translated in forty-seven languages. In 2008, he established the Harry Hole Foundation, a charity to reduce illiteracy among children in the third world. He lives in Oslo. www.jonesbo.com