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In the second chapter of the ‘Olav Johansen series’ of novels, Jo Nesbø follows on with his trademark style of taut drama and page-turning narrative under the penetrative glare of the Midnight Sun. We follow antihero Jon; a desperate man on the run from premier criminal underworld boss known as “The Fisherman”. Can he evade the vengeful wrath of his treacherous past or will his harrowing fate catch up with him?
As with the detrimental effects of the infamous natural occurrence of Norway’s ‘Midnight Sun’ in Erik Skjoldbjærg’s Scandi-crime thriller Insomnia (1997), starring Stellan Skarsgård, the relentless summer sunlight leaves no shadows or places to hide. In Nesbø’s latest book, Jon flees Oslo to take solace in the Northern region of Finnmark; the home of the aboriginal Sámi people. The fear that he will be caught and punished for his sins lead him from the city landscape to a religious community in the most rural part of the country. After Jon finds shelter with the help of single mother Lea and her young son, Knut, the paranoia and anxiety of being caught keeps him on edge; threatening to prize his grip on his sanity and engulf him in the overwhelming radiance of the sun.
Former footballer, musician-turned best-selling author, Jo Nesbø has become a household name on an international scale., From the popular ‘Harry Hole series’ of thrillers, since the detective’s initial case in The Bat, Nesbø has been hailed as one of the current leading crime fiction writers from Scandinavia. His darkly comic duplicitous thriller Headhunters was adapted into a BAFTA nominated film for Best Film not in the English Language in 2011, starring Aksel Hennie and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. His foray from print to screen continues with news of The Snowman receiving a Hollywood adaptation to star Michael Fassbender and the forthcoming political television drama Trapped, based on his idea.
If you are a newcomer to Nesbø or already a fan with Blood on Snow adorning your bookshelf, then prepare to sit back and enjoy the adventures in a new set of ‘Olav Johansen’ novellas with Midnight Sun, while you wait for the third instalment – The Kidnapping – set to be released in 2016.