By Jo Nesbø
(US version) within the warmth of a sweltering Oslo summer time, a tender lady is located murdered in her flat—with one among her palms bring to a halt and a tiny crimson star-shaped diamond put less than her eyelid. An off-the-rails alcoholic slightly preserving directly to his task, Detective Harry gap is assigned the case with Tom Waaler, a hated colleague whom Harry believes is accountable for the homicide of his accomplice. whilst one other lady is mentioned lacking 5 days later, and her severed finger turns up embellished with a crimson star-shaped diamond ring, Harry fears a serial killer is at paintings. yet Hole's selection to trap a fiend and to show Waaler's crimes is major him into shadowy locations the place either investigations merge in unforeseen methods, forcing him to make tricky judgements a few destiny he won't reside to determine.
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