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'Spectacular storytelling and a beautifully judged super-twist' Daily Mail
Clever, wealthy, married to a beautiful woman: Roger Brown has it all. And his sideline as an art thief keeps him busy when his job as a corporate headhunter gets dull.
Then his wife introduces him to Clas Greve. Ambitious and talented, he's the perfect candidate for a top job Roger needs to fill - and the priceless painting he owns makes him the perfect target for a heist. But soon Roger finds out that there's more to Greve than meets the eye, and it's not long before the hunter becomes the hunted...
'A sizeable measure of sheer entertainment' Independent
Watch out for The Jealousy Man, the new Jo Nesbo book, out now
Nesb takes a break from his Harry Hole detective series (The Snowman, etc.) with this stellar stand-alone caper. Roger Brown, a British ex-pat comfortably ensconced in Oslo, has developed a reputation as one of the best corporate headhunters in the business, but money problems lead him to use information he gleans from job applicants about valuable art they own. Brown arranges to steal their art works and replace them with clever fakes. When Clas Greve, the former CEO of a major European GPS company, lets slip that he accidentally discovered a long-lost Rubens painting in the apartment he inherited from his aunt, Brown anticipates making his biggest score. Of course, the heist doesn't go smoothly, and the dizzying reversals of fortune and situations that would be over-the-top in lesser hands make for a delightful roller-coaster ride. Carl Hiaasen and Elmore Leonard fans will be delighted.
A good read
Though the story line is simplistic in some ways it still is a good read and brings to life a world a I knew nothing about. I don't believe Roger would have done many of the things described in the book, but hey that's why it's called fiction
Juvenile in the extreme
If you can suspend your belief in the basic laws of physics and you can believe that Norwegian pathologists have IQ's in single digits and Norwegian police have even lower IQ's and you can believe that someone who has been totally immersed in something truly disgusting can open their eyes and actually see, then you might possibly find something interesting in this juvenile effort.