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Phantom (Harry Hole #9)

4.1  ·  Rating Details ·  22,885 Ratings  ·  1,836 Reviews
Following from Jo Nesbø's electrifying international best-sellers The Snowman and The Leopard, now comes Phantom, which plunges the brilliant, deeply troubled, now former police officer Harry Hole into a full-tilt investigation on which his own tenuous future will come to depend.

When Harry left Oslo again for Hong Kong—fleeing the traumas of life as a cop—he thought he was
Hardcover, 378 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Knopf (first published 2011)
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Julie In my opinion, yes. In the next book, the serial killer (yes, another serial killer in Oslo) story is just okay, but the continuing saga of Harry, his…moreIn my opinion, yes. In the next book, the serial killer (yes, another serial killer in Oslo) story is just okay, but the continuing saga of Harry, his girlfriend and her son makes for an even better read.(less)

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Apr 05, 2012 Noeleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Phantom by Jo Nesbo is the 7th Harry Hole book to be translated into English and the 9th in the entire Harry Hole series.

Following on from The Leopard and after three years spent in Hong Kong, Harry returns to Oslo where he takes it upon himself to investigate the murder of a drug addict and drug pusher, Gusto. Unfortunately, Oleg, the son of Rakel (Harry's love interest) has been charged with the murder. No longer a policeman, Harry takes it upon himself to investigate the murder and so introdu
Nov 19, 2012 Miles rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How on earth do I do justice to a book of this magnitude, the simple and honest answer is I cannot, I’m not even going to try. Phantom is a terrific novel, one that will keep you turning the pages and on the edge of your seat from the very first moment you pick up the book right up until the powerful ending, the author placing you smack bang in the middle of a city torn by drug addiction, murder and corruption - politicians and policeman alike. Trust is at a premium and betrayal the key word of ...more
Nancy Oakes
I'd quite forgotten how tense I get while reading one of Nesbø's Harry Hole novels; a little while into the novel upon Harry's return to Oslo and it all came back to me. Harry is a character I've become rather attached to over the years, but I've also become used to things not going so well for him over the course of the series. Phantom is the ninth installment of this series and the seventh to be translated into English; if you've been a faithful follower of Nesbø's novels, you definitely do no ...more
Mar 27, 2012 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a good book but only because I've read all the previous Harry Hole books so I know the back story which is REALLY important...
Mar 28, 2012 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was brilliant and couldnt't put it down. I've read all the Harry Hole books and enjoyed them all but I blasted through this one in about 48 hours! I thought that I had it all worked out, but Jo Nesbo continues to surprise and lay red herrings to trick you!

I found the general story about drug users and the whole importing/exporting/selling thing very interesting and liked how some of the narrative was from a dead character!

This is a book that will haunt you for a long time af
Nov 05, 2015 Doreen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Whew! What a roller coaster ride! For all fans of Harry Hole and Jo Nesbo, this is a must-read.

Harry returns to Oslo from Hong Kong after a three-year absence. Oleg, the son of Rakel (Harry's one, true love), has been charged with the murder of Gusto Hanssen, a drug user who was also Oleg's friend. Although no longer a police officer, Harry sets out to investigate the case against his surrogate son; this investigation soon leads to the discovery of other criminal activity. In particular, Harry t
Apr 06, 2012 Kathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can't really comment without spoiling the book. But it's terribly good.
Joe Maguire
Oct 30, 2012 Joe Maguire rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Harry Hole is back in the ninth book of the series. First off, if you haven't read the series so far, don't start here. Knowledge of the back-story is critical to this book so go back and start at the beginning of the series and watch Harry develop along the way; you'll be glad you did. On the other hand, if you have been reading the series this is one you will not want to miss.

So Harry has been away from Norway for three years after the events of The Leopard in an effort to get himself together
Apr 11, 2016 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really, really good.
If you haven't read any Harry Hole books yet, do yourself a favor, and read them in order. The people and the places and things that happen or have happened will make much more sense that way. The first two books of the series have not yet been translated in English (hopefully soon though), so for the English language readers, this is the correct way to proceed (so far): The Redbreast -> Nemesis -> The Devil's Star -> The Redeemer -> The Snowman -> The Leopard
Aug 07, 2012 April rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just finished this. I don't know what to say. I'm a blown away. I want friends to hurry up and read this book so we can discuss it. Lord have mercy, that was intense!

I have made no secret of my love for Nesbo, but he has outdone himself with this novel. It starts like any other of his awesome books, but by the halfway point, you realize you are in for a ride. He keeps answering the questions you thought you had.....but you still have 100 pages left. Well, that's because there are questions you
Nov 28, 2012 Steve rated it it was amazing
I was a huge fan of Redbreast, the first book that I read by Jo Nesbo. I also very much enjoyed the next three books translated into English, Nemesis, The Devil’s Star and The Redeemer. I thought that The Snowman and The Leopard were too much over the top and “Hollywood” in nature (proof in point: Martin Scorsese has been signed up to direct Snowman, the first Harry Hole novel to be brought to the screen). I also thought that Headhunters was a disappointing read (the movie was very good, but tha ...more
Lukasz Pruski
Dec 08, 2012 Lukasz Pruski rated it it was ok
"Phantom" is the ninth novel in Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole series, and his sixth book I have read. Unfortunately, I find it a big disappointment. The usual macho, hard-boiled, and brutal style is ok. Harry being a virtual superman is not a problem. "Phantom" pushes the believability boundaries too far, though. Let me just quote a scene where Harry cuts the throat of someone who is cutting his throat.

There is way too much action. Too many twists and turns. There are too many characters. Not enough tho
Jan 12, 2013 Trish rated it really liked it
Harry Hole just keeps coming back. It reminds me a little of a Monty Python script…this time he has a facial scar and a titanium finger but he is sober and ready for more. Oslo has changed and not: there is a beautiful new Opera House but street drugs are still ubiquitous. This has to be one of the best of the series so far—Harry manages to save himself from drug lords using his titanium finger in one instance, and an empty bottle of Kentucky Bourbon in another.

Harry fills out his photo album wi
Here's the thing about the recent popularity of Scandinavian writers and if you're a Nordic Thriller aficionado you couldn't care less about the distinction: the novels are depressed, somber, filled with ennui, a lack of humor, with flawed characters if not suffused with a strong tendency towards determinism; in short, whether you're reading Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, or Jo Nesbo you are likely reading Literary Naturalism. If you live in Scandinavia you might consider this par for the cours ...more
Apr 17, 2013 Carol rated it liked it
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Feb 16, 2015 Krbo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
eh, jadni Harry, što ovaj Nesbo radi od njega nije za čitati, em ga kasapi ko prase iz knjige u knjigu - em mu dušu pojede utvarama prošlosti, ženom i cugom...

kao krimić onako OK, ima više dobrih preokreta. malo neobičnija forma u kojoj nam pola radnje priča mrtvac s prve stranice.

kako je support grupa očito pomogla Seanu Beanu da konačno preživi ulogu (hint = Jupiter Rising) možda je potrebna jedna tipa "Nesbo pusti ga da voli i da ga vole"

ako ste ih pročitali sve, naravno da ćete i ovaj nastav
Feb 01, 2016 Matt rated it it was amazing
Building on the chaos of the previous novel, Nesbø leaves readers wondering how the series will continue without Harry Hole. It's been three years since Hole left for Hong Kong, and Oslo has undergone many changes. When a tall, lanky man checks-in at the Hotel Leon, the clerk cannot help but wonder if he's come face to face with the ever-talked about Harry Hole. Propelled back into the mix when he learns that he son of a woman he's loved for ages is under arrest for murder, Hole resurfaces to ge ...more
Sep 30, 2016 Anna rated it it was amazing
Ένατη περιπέτεια του αλκοολικού αστυνομικού (που εν τω μεταξύ δουλεύει ως … μπράβος στο Hong Kong) όπου … things get dirty και πιο προσωπικά από ποτέ…

Ο Χάρι επιστρέφει εκτάκτως στο Όσλο μετά τη δολοφονία ενός από τα βαποράκια του μεγαλύτερου εμπόρου ναρκωτικών της πόλης, που ταυτόχρονα ήταν χρήστης. Ο λόγος που αυτό το κατά τα άλλα όχι υψίστης σημασίας περιστατικό από τον κόσμο των ναρκωτικών κινητοποιεί το Χάρι να αναλάβει δράση είναι ότι ο βασικός ύποπτος για τη δολοφονία είναι ο Όλεγκ, ο γιος
Apr 27, 2016 Miloš rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Auuh. Excellent. I really liked it. completelu unexpected end. wow.
Mar 02, 2015 Shaun rated it really liked it
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3.5 rounded up to 4

I should start by saying that this isn't a book I would generally pick up. At the risk of sounding sexist, it has what I refer to as a high testosterone factor that doesn't normally appeal to me.

I came across this particular book in the library. It was one of several by the same author, and when I used my Kindle to access some goodreads' reviews of the various books, I was impressed by the high average ratings. I decided right there and then, I should read at least one of the
João Carlos

Oslo Opera House - Oslo - Noruega

O escritor norueguês Jo Nesbo (n. 1960) publicou ”O Fantasma” em 2011, o nono livro da série Harry Hole.
Harry Hole regressa a Oslo – após um auto-exílio temporário em Hong-Kong - para provar a inocência de Oleg, o filho de Rakel - o eterno amor da sua vida - um jovem que se encontra numa encruzilhada existencial, acusado de um homicídio.
O enredo de ”O Fantasma” desenvolve-se através de três perspectivas: uma na terceira pessoa que acompanha a evolução da investi
Oct 10, 2015 Phrynne rated it really liked it
I'm giving this one four stars because although it finished superbly it started very slowly and for the first third of the book I was thinking it was not very good. But then it got going and positively rampaged towards a shocking finale. I'm still not sure quite what to make of such an amazing cliff hanger. I may just have to dash out tomorrow and buy the next book to see what happens. I am so glad that I have read all the Harry Hole books in order because the way they have developed is so good. ...more
Brian Poole
Nov 16, 2015 Brian Poole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Phantom is a crucial chapter in Jo Nesbø’s Harry Hole series.

At the end of Harry’s previous adventure, the broken down ex-cop fled his life in Oslo to attempt a new start in Hong Kong. Phantom opens three years later. Harry still bears the scars of his recent cases, but is sober, relatively healthy and working as a debt collector.

Harry returns to Oslo when Oleg, his surrogate son, now 18, is arrested for the murder of a junkie/drug dealer. Oleg has become an addict himself and bears some underst
Paulo Pires
Nov 24, 2015 Paulo Pires rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4.3 « Este é o nono livro da série Harry Hole.

Contextualizando um pouco para quem não leu os livros anteriores, Raquel foi a namorada de Harry e o filho dela, Oleg, via Harry como uma figura paterna. No entanto, no 7º livro da série, O Boneco de Neve, ambos se viram envolvidos na investigação de Harry que procurava um serial killer, ficando mesmo em causa a vida de ambos.

Harry Hole regressa de Hong Kong com o propósito de tentar provar a inocência de Oleg, o filho de Raquel, que foi preso e acu
Sarah ~
Nov 30, 2015 Sarah ~ rated it really liked it
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قرأت روايات جو نيسبو المتوفرة بالعربية بإستثناء روايتي المنقذ والشرطة التي سأبدأها اليوم ..
أشعر أنني بـ حاجة لكتابة مراجعة طويلة عن جميع روايات هذه السلسلة ..
السلسة صدر منها حتى الآن10 أجزاء ..
ترجم منها إلى العربية :
تصفية الخونة
الألماس الدموي
رجل الثلج
لم تترجم الروايات الثلاث الأخرى إلى العربية .
السلسلة عن هاري هول الشرطي المتألق بسلك شرطة العاصمة النرويجية اوسلو.
ساخر ، يحب العمل لوحده - لا يتماشى مع الكثير من الأفراد وليس لديه أي أصدقاء ، وأحياناً مدمن - عبر السل
Αγγελική Βρ.
Αν δεν εχετε χρονο να πιασετε το επομενο βιβλιο της σειρας στα χερια σας μην το διαβασετε ακομα! Ενα πολυ καλο βιβλιο , με γρηγορη και εντονη εξελιξη. Ενω το ξεκινησα επιφυλακτικα (μου ειχε κολλησει στο μυαλο οτι δεν θα ειναι τοΣο καλο) το διαβασα αναπνευστι. Γεματο ανατροπες, μου αρεςε πολυ που υπερχε και η διηγηΣη του γκουΣτο!! στο τελος σε αφηνει σε καταΣταΣη "πρεπει να τρεξω να παρω το επομενο" Πραγματικα τα βιβλια του κ.Νesbo ειναι ενα και ενα.
James Thane
Mar 24, 2016 James Thane rated it really liked it
At the conclusion of the last book in this series, The Leopard, Harry Hole, no longer on the Oslo police force, retreated to Hong Kong where he built a new life. But three years later, his past calls him home. Oleg, the son of his former lover, Rakel, has been arrested for allegedly killing a drug dealer who was also his friend and the foster brother of the young woman that Oleg loved. The evidence seems incontrovertible, but Harry comes back to Norway in an effort to prove that Oleg is not guil ...more
Aug 23, 2016 Mohikanos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Εξαιρετικό βιβλίο από τον μετρ του είδους!!!
Έγραφα στις κριτικές μου για τα προηγούμενα βιβλία της σειράς πως πάντα κάτι μου έλειπε, το κερασάκι στην τούρτα που θα τα απογείωνε στα μάτια μου (όχι ότι τώρα χάνουν σε αξία, αλλά, ξέρετε εσείς...). Και αυτό το κάτι το δίνει ο Nesbo απλόχερα στον "Φαντομά"! Αυτή τη φορά ο Nesbo αλλάζει μοτίβο, ο Χάρι πλέον δεν έχει να κυνηγήσει κάποιον καθεαυτού δολοφόνο (όπως στα προηγούμενα) αλλά έχει να κάνει με τον βρώμικο κόσμο των ναρκωτικών. Και είναι τόσο εθ
Sep 05, 2016 nikolaos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Θα ξεκινήσω με μερικές γενικές παρατηρήσεις για τα βιβλία του Nesbo:
-Ο τρόπος που γράφει σε κάνει να θες να μάθεις τι γίνεται στην πορεία , να μην αφήνεις εύκολα το βιβλίο, και να διαβάζεται, τελικά, εύκολα και γρήγορα.
-Προσωπικά με έχει κάνει πολλές φορές να γυρνάω πίσω στο βιβλίο, σε προηγούμενες σελίδες. Όταν αναφέρει κάτι και θυμάμαι ότι το είχε αναφέρει και πριν, γυρνάω πίσω να δω πως ακριβώς το είχε γράψει , γιατί πολλές φορές σε κάτι τέτοιες μικρές λεπτομέρειες ο συγγραφέας στηρίζει πολλ
Aug 23, 2016 Elina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Όπως πάντα καταπληκτικός Nesbo και αρρωστημένα λατρεμένος Χάρι Χόλε!!
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Jo Nesbø is a bestselling Norwegian author and musician. He was born in Oslo and grew up in Molde. Nesbø graduated from the Norwegian School of Economics with a degree in economics. Nesbø is primarily famous for his crime novels about Detective Harry Hole, but he is also the main vocals and songwriter for the Norwegian rock band Di Derre. In 2007 Nesbø also released his first children's book, Dokt ...more
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Harry Hole (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • Nemesis (Harry Hole, #4)
  • The Devil's Star (Harry Hole, #5)
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