Macbeth: A Novel

by Nesbo, Jo (Author)

ISBN: 9780553419078

#1 New York Times bestselling author Jo NesbÝ retells Macbeth, one of Shakespeare's darkest and most tragic plays, now in paperback.

Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy industrial town, Jo NesbÝ's Macbeth centers on 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, exploring the darkest corners of human nature and the aspirations of the criminal mind.

Story Locale: Norway

Format: Paperback, 464 pages

Publisher: Hogarth, January 2019

Product Dimensions: 8 L × 5.2 W × 0 H

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