Book Review: The Bat by Jo Nesbo
Inspector Harry Hole works for the Oslo Crime Squad. When Norwegian woman is raped and killed in Sydney, Australia, he is sent there to observe the investigation. The woman had been a minor celebrity in Norway. When he arrives Harry is given strict instructions to stay out of trouble and that he doesn’t have any authority.
Harry is not a sidelines type of guy. He makes friends with the lead detective in Sydney, Andrew Kensington. Andrew is an Aboriginal Australian who knows Sydney and some of the more colorful neighborhoods and residents of Sydney. Despite instructions, Harry keeps investigating with Andrew and other detectives. As they dig, they discover that the woman may be the most recent victim of a serial killer.