By Jo Nesbø
From the the world over acclaimed writer of the Harry gap novels—a speedy, tight, darkly lyrical stand-alone novel that has at its middle the superbly sympathetic antihero: an Oslo agreement killer who attracts us into an unforeseen meditation on loss of life and love.
This is the tale of Olav: a very proficient “fixer” for one in all Oslo’s strongest crime bosses. yet Olav is usually an surprisingly advanced fixer. He has a skill for romance that's as far-reaching as is his reward for homicide. he's our hassle-free, calm-in-the-face-of-crisis narrator with a storyteller’s hypnotic knack for delusion. He has an “innate expertise for subordination” yet operating via his veins is a “virus” born of the ability over existence and dying. And whereas his newest task places him on the top of his alternate, it can be mutating into his maximum mistake. . . .
From the Hardcover edition.