The Bat is the legendary first novel from the worldwide phenomenon Jo Nesbo.
Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can.
He's not supposed to get too involved
When the team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth. The hunt for a serial killer is on, but the murderer will talk only to Harry.
Harry is a n alcoholic, and he falls off the wagon while on assignment, missing the flight home, when the case goes cole. Life goes on and his dedication to solving the puzzle is still intact.