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eBook Headhunters ePub

by Jo Nesbo

  • ISBN: 0099566052
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Jo Nesbo
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Export; Media tie-in edition (January 1, 2012)
  • Pages: 384
  • ePub book: 1552 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1792 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 740

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Jo Nesbo is a musician, songwriter, economist and author.

Jo Nesbo is a musician, songwriter, economist and author. His bestselling Harry Hole novels are a global phenomenon.

The major motion picture. Fraud, double-crossing and murder in a thriller where nothing is what it seems.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Roger Brown is a headhunter and art thief living beyond his means and when he meets Clas Greve, a corporate candidate who reveals that he owns a priceless Rubens painting. I adore the Harry Hole series by Jo Nesbo and, from the first books I read in translation have been struck by his slick prose, tight plotting and wonderful characterization, characterization that is so skilled it allows the reader to both experience and understand the hero's strengths and weaknesses and thus forgive and support his actions. Headhunters, a one-off book set in corporate Oslo, did not impress nor captivate me nearly as much.

Headhunters - Ebook written by Jo Nesbo. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Headhunters. A fantastic standalone thriller from the bestselling author Jo Nesbo. Roger Brown has it all: Norway's most successful headhunter, he is married to a beautiful gallery owner and owns a magnificent house. But he's also a highly accomplished art thief. At a gallery opening, his wife introduces him to Clas Greve.

The plot is too complex and unbelievable and I disliked most of the characters

The plot is too complex and unbelievable and I disliked most of the characters. Roger especially is arrogant, manipulative, and a h husband.

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Everything was white and an angel with gentle eyes was looking down on me where I lay in the cloud, asking me if I knew where I was. I nodded and she said someone wanted to talk to me, but there was. no hurry, he could wait. Yes, I thought, he can wait. For when he hears what I have done, he will throw me out on the spot, out of all this soft, lovely whiteness, and I will fall and fall until I am down where I belong, in the blacksmith’s workshop, in the smelting room, in the eternal acid bath for my sins. I closed my eyes and whispered that I would prefer not to be disturbed just.

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Roger Brown has it all: Norway's most successful headhunter, he is married to a beautiful gallery owner and owns a magnificent house. But 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 that Brown is recruiting for; he is also in possession of 'The Calydonian Boar Hunt' by Rubens, one of the most sought-after paintings in modern art history. Roger starts planning his biggest theft ever. But soon, he runs into trouble - and it's not financial problems that are threatening to knock him over this time...

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... But sometimes I am incredibly stupid. I have loved Nesbo's Harry Hole series for years, anxiously waiting new entries to be translated. So why did it take me all this time to read Headhunters, Nesbo's first novel, a standalone about Roger Brown -- a self-consciously shorter-than-average suit with a beautiful wife, a beautiful head of hair, and a bad habit as an art thief?

Anyone who is interested in Nordic thrillers should read this book. Anyone who enjoys mysteries, capers, Norway, psychology, the Coen Brothers, twists or fine writing. READ THIS NOW! I can't believe not everyone gave it five stars. I am a pretty jaded reviewer .. well, no, not really. I still get giddy over mysteries, science fiction, the odd literary novel, children's books, movies, recipes, etc. I feel like a lucky person to be around for all the great arts there are available at the click of a button. And if I had to rank my favorite authors across all genres, Jo Nesbo would be in my top five.

This is a thrilling story written in a distinctive and intriguing narrative voice, with great dialogue, complex characters, incredible situations and superb plotting. There is even wit and a little wisdom thrown in. This is like three novels, actually. We start with the story of Roger Brown, corporate headhunter who's also an art thief; later he becomes Roger Brown, hunted man; and finally we get Roger Brown, avenging cipher.

This is a great book. (And BTW, the movie is also very good and captures the book very well.) Nesbo is a magnificent writer and strategist. If you like the Harry Hole books, you will like this too.

Highest recommendation.
just one girl just one girl
For some reason, this book reminded me of Patricia Highsmith's "Ripley" series. Nesbo has taken a deeply unsympathetic and amoral hero and makes the reader root for him, possibly because he finds himself up against an even less sympathetic opponent.

Roger Brown is the king of headhunters. He recruits CEOs and his recommendations are always accepted by the client. Roger is married to the beauteous Diana whom he thinks is a little out of his league. He augments his income by stealing works of art from his clients. He refuses her wish to have a child because he doesn't want to share her with a baby.

Roger holds his life together somehow until he comes up against CEO candidate Clas Greve, a ruthless psychopath with special forces training and a sadistic streak a mile wide who is in search of a top job and possibly looking to steal Roger's wife too.

There ensues a breathless hunt -- and then the hunted becomes the hunter. Roger endures more than any human ought to be able to and still keep his sanity. I won't go into detail -- for fear of deterring any innocent readers. There are double-crosses and triple-crosses and many surprises until we get to a thrilling climax. One even accepts some of the author's weirder technological inventions as part of the fun.

It takes a while to get into this book but it's worth the effort.
Pringles Pringles
Spoiler alert: this is not one of the detective novels in Jo Nesbo’s celebrated Harry Hole series. But don’t beat yourself up. I was fooled, too.

Inspector Hole is, of course, the intuitive alcoholic genius who routinely shows up all his colleagues in the Oslo Police Department; running insane risks that frequently result in beatings, shootings, or other mayhem, usually to himself; alienating everyone in authority; and breaking every rule (and many laws) in pursuit of his prey.

Headhunters is a crime novel of a different sort. The protagonist, Roger Brown, recruits senior executives for Norwegian companies and government agencies. He has gained a reputation for never having had any of his clients turn down one of his recommendations. As befitting what he believes to be his position in Oslo society, he is married to a breathtakingly beautiful woman, with whom he is desperately in love. He is also an accomplished art thief who regularly works an ingenious angle, using the gains from his thievery to indulge his much-loved wife.

Enter Clas Greve, a Dutch executive introduced to him by his (Roger’s) wife at the art gallery that soaks up every kroner Roger can muster, and more. It quickly becomes apparent that Greve could be the answer to all Roger’s troubles: he’s the perfect candidate for a position Roger desperately wants to fill, and he offers an opportunity for the biggest score of his career as a thief, a long-missing painting by Peter Paul Rubens. However, Roger gets more than he bargains for. A lot more. And therein lies the tale.

Headhunters is peopled with fascinating characters caught up in an intricate game of cat and mouse — or, more properly, leopard and hyena — and, as usual, it’s full of surprises.