Daily Archives: January 15, 2014

*** Police by Jo Nesbo

Reading the latest Harry Hole police thriller, Police, one may think that Norway, or at least Oslo, is crawling with corrupt police officers — not an improvement over the last one reviewed here, Phantom, that suggested, with the same intensity, that the crawling was done by drug dealers, especially when secret alliances exist between the corrupt cops and city government. In any case, Harry Hole must be made of sturdy stuff to come back from the semi-dead of the end of Phantom, and the amount of bloodshed and gruesomeness is slightly diminished, thankfully… so there’s more room for character development and  snide side comments about society. Recommended even to readers for whom it would be the first introduction to Harry.

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