When Harry Hole moved to Hong Kong, he thought he was escaping the traumas of his life in Oslo and his career as a detective for good. But now, the unthinkable has happened—Oleg, the boy he helped raise, has been arrested for killing a man. Harry can’t believe that Oleg is a murderer, so he returns to Oslo to hunt down the real killer.
Although he’s off the police force, he still has a case to solve that will send him into the depths of the city’s drug culture, where a shockingly deadly new street drug is gaining popularity. This most personal of investigations will force Harry to confront his past and the wrenching truth about Oleg and himself.
HARRY HOLE #9.
Finalist for the CWA International Dagger Award
Longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
“I’ve just finished the latest Jo Nesbo thriller Phantom; I love the series of Harry Hole thrillers.” Roger Moore
“One of this great crime writer’s best.... Not to be missed.” The Globe and Mail
“Phantom is a gritty, pared-back thriller." Esquire
“The most realistic novel in this series...it may also be the darkest.... Although the novel’s villains can’t hold a candle to Nesbo’s typical psychos, they’re much closer to the ones you might meet in the real world.” The New York Times Book Review
"A first-class thriller...and the complex plot...contains several twists, some of which will make you gasp and at least one of which will make you cry.... Phantom is Nesbo's finest novel." London Evening Standard
"Riveting.... Nesbo leads the readers through the underground of Norway's drug trafficking and uses some unusual techniques to keep the plot flowing.... A compulsive read." Otago Daily Times