The guiding hand of this consolidation scheme is power-hungry Mikael Bellman, who at once sees Hole as a liability. But the body count is on the rise and Hole, seemingly impervious to the results of repeated bannings and other diversionary tactics, bulls his way along the investigative path, from Norway to The Congo and back. To me, there is an element of fantasy to some of these tales, in spite of their gritty, hyper-realistic detail. Hole, flawed, damaged, fragile, self-destructive, is implacable; he sees things clearly, especially his options. Even when he has none. If you are entranced by the intricate unfolding of multi-layered international police procedurals (not that Hole fills the role of a man who follows procedures), this is the series for you. It's a 4.5, well worth your time. Best read in order (which I have not done, darn it). For over 500 book reviews in all genres, visit www.nuts4books.com
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