'The book that redefined travel writing' Guardian
A fantastic standalone thriller from the number 1 bestselling author, Jo Nesbo
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Published: 01 September 2011
Format: Trade Paperback
Genre: Crime & mystery
Roger Brown has it all. He's the country's most successful headhunter. He has a beautiful wife and a magnificent house. And to maintain this lifestyle, he's also a highly accomplished art thief. At a gallery opening, his wife introduces him to Clas Greve. Not only is Greve the perfect candidate for a position with one of Roger's high-profile clients, he is also in possession of 'The Calydonian Boar Hunt' by Rubens, one of the most sought-after paintings in the world.Roger sees his chance to be rich beyond his wildest dreams and starts planning his boldest heist yet. But soon, he runs into trouble - and this time money is the least of his worries...
A relentless and breakneck tale that keeps the reader hungrily turning the pages for more
A gripping read... I got lost in this book and hours skipped by as the chapters got shorter, more tense and the pace quickened to an almost unbearable crescendo... A thoroughly satisfying read
Nesbo is a master storyteller, gripping the reader from the first page and ratcheting up the suspense in a thrilling finale with several satisfying twists. Any readers coming to Nesbo for the first time will find this a cracking, if slightly far-fetched read while his fans will find plenty to entertain them
With echoes of The Thomas Crown Affair, spectacular storytelling and a beautifully judged super-twist, it confirms Nesbo's place at the pinnacle of thriller writers and, inevitably, a film version will be with us next year. It's that good
Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail
This book is one you absolutely have to read... The outrageous storytelling is so stimulating, it makes James Ellroy look like a boy scout and Bret Easton Ellis like a sunday school boy
Helsingin Sanomat (Finland)
Not to be confused with the Harry Hole crime novels, Headhunters is a slick and stylish standalone thriller from the brilliant Norwegian writer. A former economist, Nesbo offers a satiric peek behind-the-scenes of the corporate world of headhunting, where Oslo’s most successful headhunter – the vile and fascinating Roger Brown – has a sideline in art theft. In the course of the novel he is hunted, shot, stabbed, savaged by a dog, driven off a cliff and forced to camouflage himself in human excrement... a brilliant, absurd, thrilling ride!
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Jo Nesbo played football for Norway’s premier league team Modle, but his dream of playing professionally for Spurs was dashed when he tore crucial ligaments in his knee at the age of eighteen. After three ...