A young woman is murdered in her Oslo flat. One finger has been severed from her left hand, and behind her eyelid is secreted a tiny red diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star - a pentagram, the devil's star.
Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case with his long-time adversary Tom Waaler and initially wants no part in it. But Harry is already on notice to quit the force and is left with little alternative but to drag himself out of his alcoholic stupor and get to work.
A wave of similar murders is on the horizon. An emerging pattern suggests that Oslo has a serial killer on its hands, and the five-pointed devil's star is key to solving the riddle.
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"An astonishingly confident debut. The Devilís Star scores with an intriguing plot and Nesboís mastery of pace and tension." -- The TimesFrom the Publisher:
Detective Harry Hole: an angry and off-the-rails detective who wants to play the game by his own rules
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Book Description Vintage Books, 2006. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: A well-crafted rollercoaster of a book . . . Nesb sets a cracking pace . . . A series of spectacular plot twists lead to a thrilling finale. Highly recommended. - Guardian Compelling . . . Shocking and surprising . . . Expertly paced . . . I place Nesb high up in the Scandinavian mystery league. -The Times "The Next Big Thing. Absolutely gripping." - Daily Telegraph. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0099478536