Jo Nesbo deliberately leads readers to think Harry Hole is dead. Near dead anyway.
Why oh why.
It is a bit distracting from the case at hand.
The story started where Phantom left off, with Harry being shot. There is a man in coma with police detail.
And there is a new case while the coma man is sleeping.
A police murderer is at large.
The bad guys are still there in power.
It is hard to write a review without spoiler.
The good bits are good because the killer kind of lack of motive, and there are more persons involved into solving the murders.
Overall, a fast read.
And still very good story telling, especially in last 35% of the book.