Title: The Redbreast*
Author: Jo Nesbø
Genre: Fiction, crime, Nordic noir, thriller, mystery
Where I got the book: I purchased this book through Bokkilden.
My rating: ★★★★☆
Summary: During President Clinton’s visit in Norway, police officer Harry Hole accidentally shoots a Secret Service Agent. The incident is covered up and Hole is promoted to inspector. He’s assigned the task of monitoring neo-Nazi activities, which is a mundane task until the discovery of a rare and unusual rifle is made. This is followed by several startling leads pointing to neo-Nazi networks and a mysterious contact only known as “the Prince”. Then an old drunk and former soldier is found with his throat slit, and Hole slowly unravels a murder plot dating all the way back to World War II.
* I read this in its original language (Norwegian) under the title “Rødstrupe”.