Nemesis The Story : In Nemesis , alcoholic cop Harry Hole, on the trail of a murderous bank robber, wakes up after a date with his… Nemesis The Story : In Nemesis , alcoholic cop Harry Hole, on the trail of a murderous bank robber, wakes up after a date with his… 2009-01-06 Fiction Mystery and Thriller HarperCollins
Book Review

Nemesis (2009)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jan 06, 2009; Writer: Jo Nesbo; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Publisher: HarperCollins

The Story: In Nemesis, alcoholic cop Harry Hole, on the trail of a murderous bank robber, wakes up after a date with his ex-girlfriend with a fuzzy head, a missing cell phone, and, well, a dead ex-girlfriend. The culprit then plays a lethal cat-and-mouse game with him.
Exotic Locale: Oslo,
 Norway.
Movie Pitch: Imagine Smilla's Sense of Snow crossed with the Denzel Washington thriller Out 
of Time.
Lowdown: Jo Nesbø has a knack for Euro noir,
 but this 474-page behemoth could be much tauter. B

Originally posted Jan 14, 2009 Published in issue #1031 Jan 23, 2009 Order article reprints