Dark side of Norway’s far north

Fiction: Midnight Sun; By Jo Nesbo, translated by Neil Smith; Harvill Secker, €13.50

15th November, 2015
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The latest offering from the Norwegian crime writer is certainly dark. Midnight Sun tells the story of Jon, a man on the run after falling foul of ‘The Fisherman’, an Oslo drug king.

In an isolated town in Norway’s far north, Jon, a reluctant fixer for the drug lord, attempts to escape his former boss’s long reach after a deal goes sour.

Hiding out in an isolated cabin, with...

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