THE NEW GLOBAL PHENOMENONRoger Brown has it all clever and wealthy, he s at the very top of his game And if his job as a headhunter ever gets dull, he has his sideline as an art thief to keep him busy 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 one of the most sought after paintings in modern art history Roger sees his chance to become rich beyond his wildest dreams, and starts planning his biggest theft ever But soon, he runs into trouble and it s not long before the hunter becomes the hunted...
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Publisher||:||Vintage Digital 1 September 2011|
|Number of Pages||:||267 Pages|
|File Size||:||665 KB|
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My, what a story!!! Plenty of (actually quite funny) twists and turns to this story about Roger Brown, an Oslo headhunter with a lucrative side-line in art theft, who finds one of his clients (ex-commando Clas Greve, the other 'headhunter' of the title) quite a deadly challenge. Some VERY memorable (action) scenes are guaranteed to leave any thriller fan asking for more. 5 stars for that.Having read a few of the author's "Harry Hole" crime novels, however, I was a little disappointed by the characters. Would an arrogant, spoilt and manipulative headhunter, who knows that he is 'top of the heap', really say of himself: "But I might have been wrong, of course. Being a headhunter doesn't necessarily mean you're a good judge of character or particularly empathetic." (p.204/location 3314)? I doubt it. But then again, he's not one of the 'good guys' you can readily identify with, and if you harbour a gripe against headhunters/recruitment 'experts' (and who doesn't?) you'll find the hero's strange turn of mind spot-on. (I wonder what they'll make of it in the film that's scheduled for autumn.)One reviewer wrote that "if you like Carl Hiaasen and James Ellroy, you'll love it!", and I can agree with that. I absolutely recommend it. (Read it for the wonderful "outside-toilet"- and the "upturned car"- scenes!) The one star deduction is only because I've come to appreciate the Harry Hole stories more.
I read this one a number of years ago and I can still remember all of the plot. That's how good it is! This was my first Nesbo novel (before I got into the whole Harry Hole thing) and it's a great one to start with if you haven't read anything from him before.
Wahnsinnig spannend und fesselnd. Ein Buch, das man keine Sekunde zur Seite legt, wenn es nicht sein muss. Sehr lesenswert.
Nesbö geht neue Wege - das Fernsehen ruft. Und es wird bedient, gewohnt kurzweilig. Leider wirkt seine Figur irgendwie "flach". Vielleicht liegt es auch an den Üersetzungen. Diese katastrophale Spannung bis zum Ende hat deutlich abgenommen und es scheint etwas konstruiert, wie sich alles so ergibt.
for those who would like to know how a heathunter operates. Reputation is everything in out society. Perception is reality afer all.
Harry Hole series was much better. But not a bad way to pass a couple of hours if you have spare time.
What a force de frappe in words, twists and action. A super highly recommended page-turner for those who crave thrill and surpirses.
Fascinating story, but a little creepy! I like the Harry Hole series better, but this was very interesting - another look into Oslo.