Vengeance is mine

Shortlisted for the Riverton award 2020

Focus title with NORLA spring 2020

A group inspired by Norse mythology is hunting down and executing part of the financial and political elite, claiming the judicial system has failed. The murders trigger fear within the establishment and applause in social media.When one of Norway’s richest men is found executed in a closed down nursing home, Milo Cavalli joins the team of investigators. However, the origin of his family fortune in Italy also makes him a target for the group of Norse revengers. He must find them before they find him.

 The main character in Asle Skredderberget’s crime novels is Milo Cavalli. Half Norwegian and half Italian he is not your typical Nordic noir investigator. In fact, he’s quite the opposite. Milo is successful, attractive, wealthy and also a catholic that regularly goes to confession. He taps into his family fortune whenever he needs to, in order to crack the case he’s working on.

If you need a real page turner this summer, I recommend Asle Skredderberget’s third book about Milo Cavalli. I certainly had trouble putting it aside. A thrilling plot from the first to the very last page and an original protagonist : catholic, wealthy and tough like a Mickey Spillane-character

Gunnar Staalesen, author of the Varg Veum series

I’m in awe after reading this[…] If we would compare Asle Skredderberget with international writers, maybe Lee Child and Robert Ludlum are closest. Things move fast, and as opposed to many others writing in this genre with breakneck pace, he also writes brilliantly

Geir Tangen, author of Maestro and Hertbreaker

An original story of revenge, where the wealthy hero also risks becoming a victim

Jury, Riverton Award