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|Format:||Paperback, 265 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 September 2011|
With "Headhunters," Jo Nesbo has crafted a funny, dark, and twisted caper story worthy of Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers. FIRST TIME PUBLISHED IN THE U.S. NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM MAGNOLIA PICTURES.
Roger Brown is a corporate headhunter, and he's a master of his profession. But one career simply can't support his luxurious lifestyle and his wife's fledgling art gallery. At an art opening one night he meets Clas Greve, who is not only the perfect candidate for a major CEO job, but also, perhaps, the answer to his financial woes: Greve just so happens to mention that he owns a priceless Peter Paul Rubens painting that's been lost since World War II--and Roger Brown just so happens to dabble in art theft. But when he breaks into Greve's apartment, he finds more than just the painting. And Clas Greve may turn out to be the worst thing that's ever happened to Roger Brown.
About the Author
Jo Nesbo is a musician, songwriter, economist, and author. The first crime novel in his Inspector Harry Hole series was published in Norway in 1997, an instant hit, winning the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel (an accolade shared with Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell). He also established the Harry Hole Foundation, a charity to reduce illiteracy among children in the third world. He lives in Oslo.
"This stand-alone gives us a brilliant array of variously flawed human beings involved in a tale of intricate plotting, excellent characterization, made-for-the-movies effects and images, and a multifaceted surprise ending. . . . A true thriller from start to finish." --"Library Journal"
"A twisty, plot-driven Hitchcockian thriller. . . . Nesbo delivers one shock after the other, culminating with a doozy of a switcheroo at the finish. It's gripping reading." --"Booklist"
"Nesbo takes a break from his Harry Hole detective series . . . with this stellar stand-alone caper.. . . . The dizzying reversals of fortune and situations that would be over-the-top in lesser hands make for a delightful roller-coaster ride. Carl Hiaasen and Elmore Leonard fans will be delighted."--"Publishers Weekly "(starred review)
"If you don't know Nesbo, it's time to get with it." --"USA Today"
"Like [Stieg] Larsson, Nesbo explores the darkest criminal minds with grim delight and puts his killers where you least expect to find them. . . . [and] his novels are maddeningly addictive." --"Vanity Fair
""Chances are you'll be hooked . . . as Nesbo lays down a trail rich in Nordic atmosphere and in character-driven development . . . Ultimately, though, what sets Nesbo apart is his ability to keep the pages turning with such intellectual dexterity." "--Newsday
""Nesbo has a horrormeister's flair for transforming natural scenes into ominous situations." --"The New York Times" Book Review
"Irresistibly addictive. . . . This is reading as you experienced it in childhood, without any gap between eye and mind, but with the added pleasures that adult plots and adult characters can bring. . . . Brilliantly conceived, carefully worked out, and complicatedly satisfying." --"Slate"
"Nesbo's books have a serious, socially significant heft, as well as a confident (even cocky) narrative stride that is unmatched." --"Richmond Times-Dispatch
|Publisher: ||Vintage Books|
|Dimensions: ||20.32 x 13.46 x 1.73 centimeters (0.24 kg)|