Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun

Large Print - 2015 | First large print edition.
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Blood on Snow Jon is on the run. He has betrayed Oslo's biggest crime lord: The Fisherman. Fleeing to an isolated corner of Norway, to a mountain town so far north that the sun never sets, Jon hopes to find sanctuary amongst a local religious sect. Hiding out in a shepherd's cabin in the wilderness, all that stands between him and his fate are Lea, a bereaved mother, and her son, Knut. But while Lea provides him with a rifle and Knut brings essential supplies, the midnight sun is slowly driving Jon to insanity. And then he discovers that The Fisherman's men are getting closer ...
He calls himself Ulf, and the only thing he's looking for is a place where he won't be found by Oslo's most notorious drug lord: the Fisherman. He was once the Fisherman's fixer, but after betraying him, Ulf is now the one his former boss needs fixed. The locals seem to accept Ulf's explanation that he's come to hunt. And a bereaved, taciturn woman and her curious, talkative young son supply him with food, the use of a cabin deep in the woods, a weapon-- and companionship that stirs something in him he thought was long dead. Is redemption possible ... or is it true that "hope is a real bastard."
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2015]
Edition: First large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780399568114
Branch Call Number: NESBO
Characteristics: 367 pages (large print) ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Mere blod. English


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Mar 16, 2019

This story was enjoyable to read as the good guys are all nice even though they are flawed and haven't had the easiest of lives. This is Nesbo telling a romantic story but with the inclusion of elements that are his trademark - drugs, dealers, drug lords, collectors hunting debtors, huge amounts of drug money, dead bodies. It was interesting to see how Nesbo intermingled the Christian faith into the story.

Dec 18, 2016

This novella shows Nesbo’s range as an author as he departs from the high strung psycho-mysteries of his Harry Hole series. Second in a trilogy of what appears to be a theme of hit men seeking redemption, the story is about an aimless, but kind fixer for an Oslo crime boss who wants to escape from his life, which has recently been rendered meaningless. Above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, the harsh, unceasingly lit summer landscape (and the reindeer!) of Finnmark drives the story and shapes the final outcome; it’s a character in the plot, beautifully rendered in luminous sky, sea, and heather-covered rock.

Dec 03, 2016

I wish that every economist wrote this well. Physically, the pages are small, the print is large, and it reads quickly but that does not detract from the story. Jo Nesbo can write a story that, no matter how foreign the landscape or the people, it sucks you in. Once in, you feel like you are present in the landscape and know the people that he has created. It's like traveling for free. Postscript: This has nothing to do with economic theory or Harry Hole but that's OK.

Sep 05, 2016

great piece of writing and story line. Nesbo knows hw to engage his readers.

Aug 03, 2016

Nesbo is a great author, start at the first Harry Hole books and work you way through the progression. He's got about 8 or 9 books I don't know, they are all good reads. Good down and dirty author, nothing cute...

Jun 30, 2016

This book is not what I have learned to expect from Jo Nesbo. Midnight Sun seems to have been written quickly and simply with little intrigue. I hope his next book is better.

May 19, 2016

Not sure if this was supposed to be a continuation of Blood on the Snow - same fixer on the run in the north in Sami (indigenous/native Scandinavians) land. I enjoyed the Sami setting and the love story, but Nesbo has a tendency to insert religious groups as local whackos.

Feb 06, 2016

Definitely not Harry Hole. I wonder what was going on in Nesbo's life when he wrote this? Some thrilling moments, not many.

Dec 18, 2015

I always enjoy Jo Nesbo's wry humour.This is a far cry from the complexities of his Harry Hole series. A quirky love story with the 'hero' on the run from criminal underworld where The Fisherman is in charge.

Nov 08, 2015

Much better than the first one in the series. Still not quite up with Harry Hole though, very different.

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