Blood on Snow: A novel (Hardcover)

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Olav is a 'fixer' and now he's supposed to 'fix' his boss' cheating wife.  Despite his career and dyslexia, Olav is intelligent and romantic - which comes to the forefront during the surveillance of his next target.  She is beautiful, graceful like a cat, and he loves her.  Of course this means he has to 'fix' the problem he has just created - his betrayed boss.  A great story with twists and turns that will keep you flipping pages until you reach the end - and prepare to be surprised!

-- Melodie

— From Melodie Recomeends: Blood On Snow

Description


From the internationally acclaimed author of the Harry Hole novels—a fast, tight, darkly lyrical stand-alone novel that has at its center the perfectly sympathetic antihero: an Oslo contract killer who draws us into an unexpected meditation on death and love.

This is the story of Olav: an extremely talented “fixer” for one of Oslo’s most powerful crime bosses. But Olav is also an unusually complicated fixer. He has a capacity for love that is as far-reaching as is his gift for murder. He is our straightforward, calm-in-the-face-of-crisis narrator with a storyteller’s hypnotic knack for fantasy. He has an “innate talent for subordination” but running through his veins is a “virus” born of the power over life and death. And while his latest job puts him at the pinnacle of his trade, it may be mutating into his greatest mistake. . . .

About the Author


JO NESBO is a musician, songwriter, and economist, as well as a writer. His Harry Hole novels include The Snowman, The Leopard, and Phantom and he is the author of several stand-alone novels, including The Son, as well as the Doctor Proctor series of children’s books. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Glass Key for best Nordic crime novel.
 
www.jonesbo.com

Praise For…


Praise for Jo Nesbø and Blood on Snow

“[A] tangled tale with a fateful twist.” —The Boston Globe

“Nesbø’s much-heralded gifts are on display—using his talent for conjuring the chilly Munch-like atmospherics of Oslo in the winter and his eye for grisly, alarming details that slam home the horror of the evil that men do.” —The New York Times Book Review
 
“[An] incendiary cocktail of murder, revenge and a hitman with . . . problems.” —The Independent (London)
 
“Dark, intense, and bone chilling.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
 
“Quick, entertaining. . . . [An] excursion to a slightly different corner of the criminal underworld, where death and love become tangled together in the cold, dark streets.” —Paste Magazine

“In the crowded field of Scandinavian crime fiction, Nesbø’s books stand out. . . . [He] likes to rip plots up . . . to play with the conventions of his genre.” —The New Yorker

“Noiry and pulpy: Nesbø’s gorgeously rendered images of snow, and of the titular blood on snow . . . are crying out to be filmed.” —The Guardian (London)

“[Blood on Snow] moves along swiftly in the carefully controlled voice of the killer. And before you know it, you’re in the middle of one of the wildest scenes in recent crime fiction . . . where there’s hardly any place to duck, just as in this entertaining novel, when the bullets fly.” —All Things Considered/NPR

“Nesbø is a master storyteller, gripping the reader from the first page.” —Daily Express (London)

“I am the world’s greatest living crime writer. [Jo Nesbø] is a man who is snapping at my heels like a rabid pit bull poised to take over my mantle when I dramatically pre-decease him.” —James Ellroy

“Nesbø explores the darkest criminal minds with grim delight and puts his killers where you least expect to find them. . . . His novels are maddeningly addictive.” —Vanity Fair


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Product Details
ISBN: 9780385354196
ISBN-10: 0385354193
Publisher: Knopf
Publication Date: April 7th, 2015
Pages: 224
Language: English