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Blood on snow / Jo Nesbo ; translated from the Norwegian by Neil Smith.

By: Nesbø, Jo, 1960- [author.].
Contributor(s): Smith, Neil.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015Edition: First American edition.Description: 207 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780385354196 :.Uniform titles: Blod på snø. English Subject(s): Assassins -- Fiction | Criminals -- FictionDDC classification: 839.823/74 LOC classification: PT8951.24.E8313 | B57 2015Other classification: FIC030000 | FIC050000 Summary: "From the internationally acclaimed author of the Harry Hole novels--a new, electrifying stand-alone thriller set in Oslo in the 1970s: the story of an unusually complicated contract killer--the perfectly sympathetic antihero--that is, as well, an edgy, almost lyrical meditation on death and love. This is the story of Olav: an extremely talented "fixer" whose unexpected capacity for love is as far-reaching as his talent for murder. He works for Oslo's crime kingpin, "fixing" anyone who causes him trouble. But it's becoming clear to Olav that the more you know about your boss's business, the more your boss might want you fixed yourself, especially if you've fallen in love with his wife..."-- Provided by publisher.
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Bestseller University of Texas At Tyler
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PT 8951.24 .E8313 B57 2015 (Browse shelf) Available 1000000002948

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Publishers Weekly, February 16, 2015

"From the internationally acclaimed author of the Harry Hole novels--a new, electrifying stand-alone thriller set in Oslo in the 1970s: the story of an unusually complicated contract killer--the perfectly sympathetic antihero--that is, as well, an edgy, almost lyrical meditation on death and love. This is the story of Olav: an extremely talented "fixer" whose unexpected capacity for love is as far-reaching as his talent for murder. He works for Oslo's crime kingpin, "fixing" anyone who causes him trouble. But it's becoming clear to Olav that the more you know about your boss's business, the more your boss might want you fixed yourself, especially if you've fallen in love with his wife..."-- Provided by publisher.

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Library Journal Review

Gentle, bookish, and thoughtful, Olav is a hit man who defies stereotyping. Assigned by his racketeer boss to kill a beautiful young woman-the boss's wife-a besotted Olav instead absconds with her. Now he must kill his employer before the enraged kingpin destroys him first. An icon of Nordic noir because of his ten best-selling Harry Hole novels (Police), Nesbo imbues this stand-alone novella with trademark vividness. In an exemplary pairing between writer and narrator, the author's craftsmanship is amplified by a surprise equal partner: musician and writer (Just Kids) Patti Smith. Her tired, crumpled voice burnishes Olav's character, bonding the listener to him as he unravels his fate in heartless, frigid Oslo. If only one format can be purchased, it should be the audio version. VERDICT Despite Harry Hole's absence, Nesbo fans will find the story riveting, while those new to the author will celebrate discovering Nesbo's mastery of thrillers. ["Olav is not Harry Hole, but readers will love him just the same. This tender killer who tries to maintain reason and compassion in a brutal world will appeal to Nesbo's fans and generate new followers": LJ 3/15/15 starred review of the Knopf hc.]-Judith Robinson, Dept. of Lib. & Information Studies, Univ. at Buffalo © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Jo Nesbø was born on March 29, 1960 in Molde, Norway. He graduated from the Norwegian School of Economics with a degree in economics and business administration. He worked as a freelance journalist and a stockbroker before he began his writing career. He is the author of The Harry Hole series and The Doctor Proctor series. The 2011 film Headhunters is based on his novel Hodejegerne (The Headhunters). In 2017 he made The New York Times Best Seller List with his title, The Thirst. He is also the main vocalist and songwriter for the Norwegian rock band Di Derre. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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