Macbeth (Hogarth Shakespeare) (Hardcover)

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I expected this to be a Nesbo thriller inspired by Macbeth. What I got was a book from an alternate universe where Nesbo wrote Macbeth instead of Shakespeare. Having read the play a time or twenty, I didn't expect to be surprised by anything, until Nesbo introduces the Witches. Hallmark Nesbo character development coupled with deftly applied noir storytelling make this one of the best books I've read in a long time.




A heart-pounding new thriller from the author of The Snowman and The Thirst

Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy industrial town, Jo Nesbo's Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to the townspeople but a nightmare for criminals. The drug trade is ruled by two drug lords, one of whom--a master of manipulation named Hecate--has connections with the highest in power, and plans to use them to get his way.

Hecate's plot hinges on steadily, insidiously manipulating Inspector Macbeth: the head of SWAT and a man already susceptible to violent and paranoid tendencies. What follows is an unputdownable story of love and guilt, political ambition, and greed for more, exploring the darkest corners of human nature, and the aspirations of the criminal mind.

About the Author

JO NESBO is a musician, songwriter, and economist, as well as a writer. His Harry Hole novels include The Snowman, The Leopard, and Phantom and he is the author of several stand-alone novels, including The Son, as well as the Doctor Proctor series of children's books. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Glass Key for best Nordic crime novel.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780553419054
ISBN-10: 0553419056
Publisher: Hogarth Press
Publication Date: April 10th, 2018
Pages: 464
Language: English
Series: Hogarth Shakespeare
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