Jo Nesbo’s MacBeth is set in a small town where corruption was the rule until reform-minded Duncan swept in and overthrew Kenneth. Crime syndicates were running scared. MacBeth is the charismatic head of SWAT, while friend Duff holds a pivotal role in the Organized Crime Unit. A raid on the Norse Biker gang ends with arrests and the deaths of a few men. Duff is seen as a cowboy, and MacBeth becomes the next in line for promotion. MacBeth is stunned, as someone had foretold this information to him. His wife, Lady MacBeth, sees MacBeth as the heir-apparent to Duncan but urges him to plot a coup of his own. MacBeth’s path to respectability was hard-earned, as he was previously a mind-ravaged junkie until he was saved by Banquo. The allure of being the leader of his town proves more powerful than any mind-altering substance. Bodies soon fall. Who can stop a tyrant before he takes everything?
MacBeth is the ultimate tale of reckless ambition and violence written by William Shakespeare. Variations of this tale have been written in its wake. Jo Nesbo’s MacBeth is masterful in its plotting, pace, and action. The ending might seem obvious, but nothing is for sure, as the twists and turns are endless. A redefining of a masterwork!
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|Page Count||464 pages|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|