By Jo Nesbø
With Headhunters, Jo Nesbø has crafted a humorous, darkish, and twisted caper tale invaluable of Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers.
Roger Brown is a company headhunter, and he's a grasp of his career. yet one profession easily can't help his sumptuous way of life and his wife's fledgling artwork gallery. At an artwork commencing one evening he meets Clas Greve, who's not just the proper candidate for a tremendous CEO task, but in addition, probably, the reply to his monetary woes: Greve in order that occurs to say that he owns a worthy Peter Paul Rubens portray that's been misplaced in view that global struggle II—and Roger Brown simply so occurs to dabble in paintings robbery. but if he breaks into Greve's residence, he reveals greater than simply the portray. And Clas Greve may well change into the worst factor that's ever occurred to Roger Brown.
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Headhunters by Jo Nesbø