This is the last of the Harry hole series and in some ways I’m glad. It’s been a great journey and I would not want the series endlessly extended just to please a chewing-gum-readership. We need to move on and the stories and plots have been great but there’s a time to change.
This one neatly deals with some corruption in the heart of Oslo and settles some of the unresolved issues between Harry and his son and Rakel. I think this works as a believable and workable scenario.
I was totally wrong footed by the identity of the “mr big” in this story and for that I applaud jo Nesbo for making it nicely “obvious but obscure”.