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Jo Nesbo - The Redeemer - Justice System Quotation

Posted on the 08 May 2013 by Freeplanet @CUST0D1AN
Jo Nesbo - The Redeemer - justice system quotationThe Redeemer is a Detective Harry Hole thriller written by Swedish writer Jo Nesbo and published in 2005 and it's one of his best books in the series.
The story's a good 'un, just gets on with it, is well researched and 'feels sufficiently authentic' and every now and then Nesbo allows his characters to THINK on the page. Here's an excerpt from what's technically the Epilogue; it's a commentary on the Justice System, incipient corruption and Small Fry vs Big Fish:
"Some say the reason so many criminals go free is that the legal system is a net with a large mesh. But that gives a completely false picture. It's a thin fine-meshed net which catches the small fry but tears when the big fish crash into it." 

Oh, and for those who were wondering what the hell that Lund-wall dream was all about, it turns out I'd picked up a subliminal from The Redeemer (which I've been reading over the last few days) in the form of a character called Matthias Lund-Helgeson who is currently living with Harry's ex-wife Rakel, and features in a more gruesome later novel in the series.

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