With Headhunters, Jo Nesbø has crafted a funny, dark, and twisted caper story worthy of Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers.
Jo Nesbø is a Norwegian author and musician. He's sold million of copies of his novels in Norway. His work has been translated into over 40 languages, selling many millions of copies worldwide.
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.
What the experts say
“If none of the author's usual insight into Norway is forthcoming, a sizeable measure of sheer entertainment is on offer. Nesboites might like the change of pace” – Independent.
“Jo Nesbø's novel has been expertly transformed into a cool, brutal, deeply Scandinavian thriller” – The Guardian on the movie adaptation.