Headhunters

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 6, 2011 - Fiction - 256 pages
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With Headhunters, Jo Nesbø 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.


BONUS MATERIAL: This edition includes an excerpt from Jo Nesbø's The Redeemer.
 

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User Review  - ChewDigest - LibraryThing

This was good, really good, but I have grown to expect so much from Nesbo. The main character, Roger Brown, really reminded me of Brett Easton Ellis's Patrick Bateman from American Psycho. He was ... Read full review

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User Review  - richardcjennings - LibraryThing

"I had been thinking of putting a single bullet through your head as a mark of respect for being a prey worthy of a hunter, Roger. But I think I'll go back to the original plan after all. Shooting you ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
2
Section 2
5
Section 3
28
Section 4
45
Section 5
54
Section 6
67
Section 7
75
Section 8
83
Section 13
147
Section 14
156
Section 15
169
Section 16
178
Section 17
191
Section 18
202
Section 19
215
Section 20
220

Section 9
105
Section 10
118
Section 11
122
Section 12
134
Section 21
231
Section 22
257
Section 23
267
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About the author (2011)

Jo Nesbø 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.

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