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Die Fährte (Harry Hole #4)

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Bei einem Bankraub in Oslo wird eine junge Angestellte vom Täter kaltblütig und völlig sinnlos erschossen. Harry Hole, der auf den Fall angesetzt wird, kann nur schwer begreifen, warum ein Profiverbrecher sich plötzlich von sadistischen Emotionen leiten lässt. Da wird eine von Harrys Exgeliebten tot aufgefunden - die ausgerechnet er als Letzter lebendig gesehen hat. Bevor ...more
Paperback, 557 pages
Published March 2006 by Ullstein (first published 2002)
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Lyn
Jun 10, 2016 Lyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

The Good.

Jo Nesbo’s surly and reclusive Norwegian detective Harry Hole (pronounced Hooleh) is back in 2002’s Nemesis. Nesbo established Hole in The Bat and Cockroaches and then produced a phenomenal novel with his 2000 novel The Redbreast – one the genre’s best, akin to Stieg Larsson in narrative quality. Hole is engaged to investigate a bank robbery that went wrong, resulting in the death of a bank teller. A wider network of evil is uncovered and Hole is heavily
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Robert
Sometimes I feel as though I’m genetically hardwired to be a contrarian. Not because I actually like being different than everyone else or going against popular opinion, nor do I actually want to stand on the mountaintop and scream “All you fuckers are wrong.” Because let’s face it, it’s easy to follow everyone else, to march in line and in step, even if it sometimes means you’re headed for a cliff or the occasional mountain lion. Nor do I get some sort of sick, demented pleasure from bashing ot ...more
Edward Lorn
Upon completing this book, I rated it three stars. After a month's time and much thought, I cannot say that I really liked it all that much. I've decided to drop my rating to two stars, and here's why:

I was nowhere near as impressed with Nemesis as I was Harry Hole's previous outing, The Redbreast. This one was nothing more than your average detective/bank heist story. The emotional impact of the tale did not match the previous installment either. But I think I mostly didn't care for this story
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Phrynne
Jul 14, 2015 Phrynne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a big, thick chunky book but I raced through it. On the cover Jo Nesbø is likened to Stieg Larsson but he is nothing like. Nesbø wastes not a single word in description or lengthy explanation. He just tells a great story with plenty of action and lots of great police work. I really enjoy Harry Hole as a character. He may be flawed but he must be nice because all the best people like him and the bad ones do not. And although he makes plenty of mistakes - he has to otherwise there would no ...more
Matthew
Yet another series I keep pushing through, hoping it will get better because I have heard so many good things. This one fell completely flat. The story was disjointed. I didn't understand the relationships between the characters. Most of the time I had no idea what was going on or why. I understood the resolution, but I don't think I cared anymore. I spent the last 200 pages or so on autopilot feeling like it ended about 20 times but at the same time feeling like it was never going to end.

I wil
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Barbara

Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo police is an alcoholic who's trying to stay on the wagon. That's hard for the detective, who tends to follow his own rules and infuriate his bosses. In this book Harry gets involved with two investigations: a bank heist that left a woman employee dead; and the alleged suicide of a young woman.

To investigate the bank robbery Harry and his partner Beate Lønn - who can remember every face she's ever seen - study CCTV tapes of the holdup. These provide clues that le
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Anna
Nov 28, 2014 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ο Χάρι Χόλε βρίσκεται μπλεγμένος από εκεί που δεν θα το περίμενε ποτέ, όταν μια πρώην (αλλά πολύ παλιά πρώην) αγαπημένη του βρίσκεται νεκρή και αυτός είναι ανάμεσα στους βασικούς υπόπτους, καθώς ήταν μαζί της το βράδυ πριν πεθάνει. Ο ίδιος, τύφλα στο ποτό που δεν θυμάται πότε ήπιε, δεν θυμάται επίσης τίποτα από όσα έγιναν εκείνο το βράδυ. Προσπαθώντας, λοιπόν, να ξεδιαλύνει το θολό μυστήριο γύρω από τις δικές του κινήσεις και τις συνθήκες θανάτου της νεαρής κοπέλας, εισάγεται στην κουλτούρα των ...more
Melissa
Jul 20, 2011 Melissa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: yikes
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Paul Curd
There really should be a health warning or spoiler alert printed on the cover of this book. It is the third of Jo Nesbø's Harry Hole series of detective novels to be translated into English. The first was The Devil's Star, but actually The Devil's Star turns out to be the third in the series and very much the sequel to Nemesis. For some reason, the novels have been translated and published in the UK out of sequence (I guess the reason is they published the best one first to test the water . . .) ...more
Emily
Συνεχίζεται ανοδικά η πορεία του συγγραφέα με κάθε βιβλίο του να είναι καλύτερο από τα προηγούμενα.
Ο ήρωας του είναι απόλυτα ανθρώπινος, με τα δικά του βάσανα και προβλήματα που τον κάνουν απολύτως συμπαθή.

Σε αυτήν την περιπέτεια, ο Χάρι Χόλε έχει βυθιστεί στην κατάθλιψη, απαρηγόρητος για το θάνατο της συνεργάτιδας του και κάνει ακόμα μια συνειδητή προσπάθεια να απέχει από το αλκοόλ. Συγκατοικεί στο γραφείο του με τον Χάλβορσεν, για τον οποίο αποτελεί ένα είδος μέντορα, έχοντας το ρίξει στους πο
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James Thane
Jul 07, 2010 James Thane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nemesis is a complex psychological thriller that weaves together the strands of two different investigations that prove to be interrelated.

When a teller is shot and killed in a dramatic bank robbery, Oslo homicide detective Harry Hole is assigned to the team investigating the crime. But Harry, a recovering alcoholic with a ton of other issues, does not work well with others and soon finds himself investigating apart from the larger team, assisted only by a young detective and video analyst, Bea
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James
Jan 21, 2012 James rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Harry Hole returns in the fourth book in the series by Jo Nesbø (although only the second, translated ably, by Don Bartlett) and follows on from Redbreast . Some time has passed between the two novels, although it's not entirely clear how much - not enough to change the other people around him too much or for him to have ruined his relationship with Rakel (surely only a matter of time) or to have forgotten the murder of his partner, Ellen, but enough for there to be a new girl on the force - Be ...more
Slávek Rydval
Světový zájem o severskou kriminálku zřejmě rozpoutal Stieg Larsson svým Miléniem. Bohužel to má i ten důsledek, že se k nám ze Skandinávie tahají romány, které lze bez okolků označit za silně podprůměrné čtivo pro masy (a tedy intelektuálně člověka sotva obohacující). Jedním takovým zastupitelem, který je (naprosto špatně) kriminálním románem označován, je Nemesis od Joa Nesboa.

Povězme si, co vlastně nutí vydavatele knihu zařadit do kategorie kriminální žánr:
1) Je z prostředí (kmininální) polic
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Tony
Feb 09, 2009 Tony rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nesbo, Jo. NEMESIS. (2002; U.S. 2008). ****. Nesbo is an international best-selling author from Norway. His earlier book, “The Redbreast,” was his initial claim to fame. Although not well-known to American readers, he has picked up a solid cadre of fans who will swell his audience through word of mouth. This novel takes his detective hero, Hole, of the murder squad, into the world of the gypsies. It all starts out with a bank robbery, where the robber, later termed the Expediter, holds a gun to ...more
Wordsmith
One of The Sites Harry Is Sure To Visit At Least Once Per Novel:
 Vigeland Park Oslo, Norway 



This is actually the second in the series and I have to say I found it better overall than a couple of his later ones. It is interesting going backwards and read of the events alluded to in Harry's future. Witnessing the beginning of his relationship with Rakel, probing the roots of the animosity between him and certain co-workers, indeed, the department in general. Yes, Harry gets his man. But at what
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Cathy DuPont
Oct 21, 2014 Cathy DuPont rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Cathy by: Harry Roolart
I'm dedicating the reading of this book to my friend Harry Roolart

Harry, when he was a bit more active, pestered me until I read the first couple of books in the HH series. After that I was hooked by Harry Hole.

He is in my top three characters who I really love and enjoy reading. (This is a character from authors who are still alive and writing i.e. Michael Connelley.)

So thanks, Harry!

And remember that Harry is my "go to" person for all things Scandinavian. He can tell you how to pronounce Hole
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Reckoner
Jun 21, 2016 Reckoner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Damnitt Jo, every fucking time
Janice
Jo Nesbo keeps getting better and better!

This book is the fourth in the Harry Hole series and the second in what is called The Oslo Trilogy. The story is complex and multi-layered. It's almost breathtaking when all the pieces fall into place at the end.

It's hard to write too much without giving away spoilers. Let me just say that I think all hell is going to break loose in the next book in the series.
Amiad
Apr 18, 2017 Amiad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
שודד בנקים מתוחכם שודד וגם רוצח והארי הולה צריך כמובן לעצור אותו. במקביל הוא צריך לחקור פרשייה שיותר קרובה אליו אישית ולהתמודד עם יצר ההרס העצמי הרגיל שלו.

העלילה מותחת, הפתרון יחסית מפתיע (למרות שקצת ניחשתי) והארי הוא דמות בלתי נשכחת. חלקים מהספר קשורים לאדום החזה שלא ממש זכרתי.
Radka
Oct 21, 2012 Radka rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pár poznámek k Nesbømu (jednou se třeba naučím i ty recenze)

Když jsem četla svou první nesbøovku (Nemesis), nemohla jsem se zbavit pocitu, že i když mě kniha baví, k dokonalosti jí cosi chybí nebo možná spíš přebývá. Při četbě Pentagramu jsem pak dospěla k závěru, že se nejspíš jedná o promyšlený autorský záměr: psát knihy dost dobré na to, aby je lidé četli, ale zároveň všelijak nedokonalé a tedy i vzbuzující naději, že v příští knize se zadaří lépe.

Sama jsem právě takhle uvažovala, když jsem s
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Girish
Mar 13, 2017 Girish rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are mysteries, there are thrillers and then there is the best of both worlds called Jo Nesbo books. I am officially a fan after Nemesis!

Harry Hole is part of a joint investigation with Robbery department of a bank robbery gone wrong. When the escalations in robberies happen with more daring savagery, Hole starts a parallel investigation with Boete (wonderkid) and an extremely well connected gypsy ex-robber doing time playing mind games.

That is just the beginning. He gets a call from a ex-
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Mal Warwick
Jul 04, 2013 Mal Warwick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gypsies, bank robbers, and the Norwegian police: a gloriously suspenseful mashup

If you saw Harry Hole walking up to you on the sidewalk, you’d probably cross to the other side of the street. He’s close to six-and-a-half feet tall, looks tough (and is), and rarely smiles. This much-conflicted detective on the Oslo police force isn’t the kind of guy who makes friends easily or has a lot of fans either on or off the force. He’s an alcoholic who spends more time off the wagon than on, and he seems t
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Genchev
Jul 03, 2015 Genchev rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Имам си афинитет към Норвегия, не само защото доста от любимите ми групи са от там.
Ако Норвегия обаче наистина е такава, каквато я описва Несбьо, искам да поживея в тази страна.
Днес довърших "Немезида" и съм очарован, въпреки болезнената ми претенциозност към този жанр.Доколкото разбрах
книгата е под номер три от поредицата за Хари Хуле но спокойно се чете като самостоятелна.
Направи ми впечатление неговия стил на писане - интересна композиция и смесване на отделни действия.
В хронологичното повес
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Keith
Aug 18, 2012 Keith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Here is another mystery by a Scandinavian Author. Wow. It doesn't have the color of the "Girl with the Dragon Tatoo" because the main character isn't as memorable as the woman in that book. But the story and mystery in this book is far better written, in my humble opinion. The main character, inspector Hole, will become another famous detective. He has issues, but then everything around him becomes part of the story. Not only do we have the mystery, but we have the murder of his partner, Ellen, ...more
Esma Tezgi
Aug 09, 2016 Esma Tezgi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Nemesis genel olarak güzel bir polisiyeydi, iç içe olay örgüsüyle ve yazarın kendine özgü yazım tarzıyla okuması oldukça keyifliydi. Norveç sokaklarında olmak da ayrı bir güzel oluyor bence.

Ayrıntılı yorum için; http://yorumatolyesi.blogspot.com/201...
Harry
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
Matt
Dec 16, 2014 Matt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nesbø continues to dazzle with his wonderful Harry Hole series, in this fourth novel. When a single individual enters a bank and takes the female teller hostage, demands are made to empty an ATM full of money. Using the hostage to disguise their voice, the robber offer an ultimatum that cannot be completed in the specified time, and the teller is killed. With the Robbery Division unable to make any progress on the case, it is sent to Harry Hole and video evidence expert, Beate Lønn as a murder i ...more
Mary
Many mystery series become stale after just a few books. The authors tend to re-use story lines and not allow the characters any real growth. So far, Jo Nesbo has avoided that with the Harry Hole series.

In Nemesis, Harry is assigned to investigate a bank robbery gone wrong. At the same time, a former lover is in town and he is drawn into a twisted scenario that places him as the prime suspect in a murder.

For me, the gold standard crime writer today is Tana French. Right or wrong, I compare all
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Caroline
Apr 04, 2011 Caroline rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The complexity of this Norwegian crime fiction is a work of art and certain to keep you at the edge of your seat.

A bank robbery turns to murder and a joint police team is formed to help identify the masked murderer. Studying the surveillance video, the team are baffled and worried as a series of bank robberies with similar MOs take place across Oslo, but without anyone getting killed. As if trying to identify and find the perpetrator of this crime wasn't enough, another death takes place, unrel
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Lori
Apr 15, 2012 Lori rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-fic
Nemesis is the second of Nesbo's novels translated to English, but the third of the Harry Hole series. While this installation is not as strong as the first book, Redbreast, I definitely will be reading more of this series.

Two crimes are juxtaposed in this plot, a bank robbery/murder and an apparent murder of passion. The motivation for the second is quite foggy, and becomes even foggier once the perpetrator's identity is discovered, after many red herrings are contrived along the way whose only
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Who committed the other robberies then? 13 191 Jul 21, 2016 07:36AM  
What gun did Alf Gunnerud have? 1 10 Aug 27, 2015 07:13AM  
Elmer and Vigdis *spoiler alert* 1 23 Sep 18, 2014 05:15PM  
spoiler question: how did Harry's partner kill Stines husband with her sedestal twitch? 1 56 Dec 06, 2013 01:56PM  
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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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