Title: The Son - New SIGNED 1st Edition/1st ...
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Date: 2014
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Flawless new 1st Edition/1st Printing hardcover SIGNED by the great crime writer, Jo Nesbo, on the second free endpage without inscription. This is a stand-alone novel which paints a very bleak picture of Oslo's power structure replete with corrupt officials of every stripe, criminal masterminds, vicious thugs, drug addicts and their pushers, and even Argentine mastiffs. Yes, "Nesbo remains as playful as ever. Alongside a story that features horrible baddies and their nasty ways, there are cheeky references to Men in Black, The Shining, and Monty Python, as well as a surprisingly tender taxi-cab conversation about true love. In a novel that's both deadly serious and seriously sentimental, Nesbo ably rides the slimmest of lines between humanity's uglier mug and unusual manners of redemption." -- Daneet Steffens in The Boston Globe. We will pack this beautiful collector's copy in bubble-wrap to protect its corners and ship it in a sturdy box to ensure safe delivery. Bookseller Inventory # ABH116
Synopsis: The author of the best-selling Harry Hole series now gives us an electrifying stand-alone novel set inside Oslo?s maze of especially venal, high-level corruption.
Sonny Lofthus is a strangely charismatic and complacent young man. Sonny?s been in prison for a dozen years, nearly half his life. The inmates who seek out his uncanny abilities to soothe leave his cell feeling absolved. They don?t know or care that Sonny has a serious heroin habit?or where or how he gets his uninterrupted supply of the drug. Or that he?s serving time for other peoples? crimes.
Sonny took the first steps toward addiction when his father took his own life rather than face exposure as a corrupt cop. Now Sonny is the seemingly malleable center of a whole infrastructure of corruption: prison staff, police, lawyers, a desperate priest?all of them focused on keeping him high and in jail. And all of them under the thumb of the Twin, Oslo?s crime overlord. As long as Sonny gets his dope, he?s happy to play the criminal and the prison?s in-house savior.
But when he learns a stunning, long-hidden secret concerning his father, he makes a brilliantly executed escape from prison?and from the person he?d let himself become?and begins hunting down those responsible for the crimes against him . . . The darkly looming question is: Who will get to him first?the criminals or the cops?
"An expertly plotted, compelling and gripping white-knuckle ride? Nesbo deserves to be crowned the king of all crime thriller writers" ( Sunday Express)
"A cat-and-mouse chase between a young prisoner and a troubled detective, this is a tense, violent and hugely absorbing walk on the murky side of Oslo" ( Sunday Mirror)
" Nesbo never fails to deliver a cracking narrative ? and this is one of his best" ( Mail on Sunday)
"An excellent novelist... Nesbo paints an intricate, disturbing picture of rampant corruption within prison and the police service... The strong action is tempered by tenderness" (Marcel Berlins The Times)
" Gripping from start to finish" (John Williams Mail on Sunday)
This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:
AbeBooks Bookseller Since: 05 February 2015
We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the AbeBooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days. This does not affect your statutory consumer rights includ...[More Information]
Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.
Store Description: Argyl Houser Fine Books exists because I love books and I expect you do too. That means I treat every customer the way I treat friends and family and I treat every book the way I would if I were sending it to a friend or a family member. That means that every book, no matter the price, is wrapped in bubble-wrap and shipped in a sturdy box so you will get it in great condition. I also keep my prices as low as I can without compromising quality or service. My bookstore is the kind of store I would like to shop in, and I will make every effort to make sure you feel the same way!