Odd Harald Hauge
Great Bear

Set in the Arctic Ocean, in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, Great Bear takes the reader into a new kind of Cold War. Russia has never forgotten that Norway took Svalbard from them over 100 years ago. An American family and a Russian couple are heading towards the same destination: The abandoned Russian mining town called The Pyramid. Once a showcase coal mining community. Today a ghost town.

We meet the story's main character Martin Moltzau – the famous Norwegian adventurer – who is planning to guide the American family on snow scooters to The Pyramid. Already shortly after their departure, Martin becomes painfully aware of the drastic weather changes, and more so of the dysfunction of the family. When a sudden fog rolls in, the daughter becomes lost. After a long search, the rest of the group decide to continue to The Pyramid, only to find her there, appearing as if nothing has happened. In the meantime, a group of Russians have arrived in The Pyramid. Here harbours a secret which could change the future of Svalbard.

Great Bear reveals the Svalbard everyone dreams of experiencing, until the dream becomes a nightmare. This is a story about treason, betrayal and the ruthless logic of big power politics, turning everyone into pawns controlled by an invisible hand. But most of all Great Bear is a breathless thriller moving at high speed through a white and foreign landscape. The ultimate thriller from a Svalbard one believes is Norwegian.

Odd Harald Hauge

Odd Harald Hauge

Odd Harald Hauge is an adventurer, an entrepreneur and an author. He has worked as a business journalist and as chief editor for business at Aftenposten. Hauge has also been a stockbroker. In 1996 he founded Nettavisen, one of the world’s first ”internet only” newspapers. Hauge has started many companies, both as investor and entrepreneur.

Hauge has published several non-fiction books, two of them on moguls within shipping, Fred. Olsen and John Fredriksen. Hauge has also written books based on his many adventures and expeditions to The South Pole, Mount Everest and the crossing of Greenland.

He lives in Oslo with his wife Kristin. Whenever he finds free time, he offers guiding into the icy wilderness of Spitsbergen, a gift for anyone attracted to extreme adventures.

Rights sold to

Benevento, Germany

Other titles

Everest (2016)
Paranoia (2012)
The Liars (2011)
In times of thieves (2009)

Foreign rights

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Edited August 22, 2019 by Stilton Literary Agency