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Set in the 1970s in a run-down, industrial town, [this book] centers on a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, the 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, guilt, political ambition, and greed, exploring the darkest corners of human nature and the aspirations of the criminal mind.
Publisher: New York : Hogarth, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018]
Edition: First United States edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780553419061
Characteristics: 1 online resource (446 pages)


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May 03, 2020

Well, first I have never read the original Macbeth so I can't comment on how much the original plot is followed. It was interesting I guess but the way it was written made it seem so stiff. I wanted to stop after about 100 pages but made myself finish it. Not sure was Nesbo was trying to do with this one but it did not work in my opinion.

Nov 04, 2019

I found Nesbo too restrained by the original text in this book.

Jul 30, 2019

Awful - a superhero comic without illustrations.

Nicr Feb 24, 2018

A rainy, drug-infested industrial town in the 1970's is the setting for this Hogarth Shakespeare retelling. Duncan is the new police commissioner, a ray of hope among the corrupt powers that be, Inspector Duff is the vain, ambitious head of Narco, a Duncan man. Hecate is a drug dealer with an up-and-coming homemade brew (and three witchy messengers). And Macbeth, heroic, big-hearted commoner and former junkie is the head of SWAT (soon to be promoted, of course)--and in thrall to the older, beautiful and powerful proprietor of the posh Inverness Casino, Lady. Police procedurals aren't my favorite, but can't argue with the appropriateness for the story. More obvious and direct than some of the other Hogarth reimaginings.


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