Phantom is a more recent novel. Hole is no longer on the police force and has been living away for a few years. The love of his life Rakel is a distant memory and his one-time stepson Oleg is all grown up.
But Oleg is in serious trouble and the case is closed. Hole sets out to get to the bottom of it all. As he tries to uncover what has happened, he’s met with an awful lot of violence. Someone wants him silenced.
There are drugs, drug dealers and the most horrifying attempted murder scene I’ve ever read. It literally made me squirm. Harry Hole must have at least nine lives. (In this book alone, never mind the others).
But suspend your disbelief about the way he survives attempt upon attempt on his life, and enjoy this book. As with all Jo Nesbo’s novels, it comes highly recommended by me.