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A fantastic standalone thriller from the number 1 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. 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 sees his chance to become financially independent, and 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…

Reviews

Nesbo is a master storyteller, gripping the reader from the first page and ratcheting up the suspense in a thrilling finale with several satisfying twists.

Sunday Express

Keeps the twists and shocks coming hard and fast

Metro

A relentless and breakneck tale that keeps the reader hungrily turning the pages for more

Big Issue

A gripping read... I got lost in this book and hours skipped by as the chapters got shorter, more tense and the pace quickened to an almost unbearable crescendo... A thoroughly satisfying read

Irish Independent

With echoes of The Thomas Crown Affair, spectacular storytelling and a beautifully judged super-twist, it confirms Nesbo's place at the pinnacle of thriller writers and, inevitably, a film version will be with us next year. It's that good

Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail

This book is one you absolutely have to read... The outrageous storytelling is so stimulating, it makes James Ellroy look like a boy scout and Bret Easton Ellis like a sunday school boy

Helsingin Sanomat (Finland)

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099556022

    February 1, 2012

    Vintage

    384 pages

    RRP $26.99

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  • Paperback

    9781784702281

    October 1, 2015

    Vintage

    384 pages

    RRP $26.00

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    • Fishpond
    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at www.booksellers.co.nz/directory

  • EBook

    9781446496541

    September 1, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    384 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks NZ
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    • Booktopia NZ

Also by Jo Nesbo

Macbeth
Phantom
The Snowman
The Leopard
The Thirst
Nemesis
The Bat
The Redbreast
The Redeemer
The Son
The Devil's Star
Police
Cockroaches
Midnight Sun
Blood on Snow
The Devil's Star (Heroes & Villains)
New Jo Nesbo Thriller
New Harry Hole Thriller
Blood on Snow & Midnight Sun
Large Print: The Son

Recommendations

The Thirst
Make Me
The Girl on the Train
Hades
The Store
Don't Let Go
The Couple Next Door
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
I Am Pilgrim
The Travelling Cat Chronicles
Norwegian Wood
The Word Is Murder
The President is Missing
Fifty Fifty
The Girl Who Was Taken
The Temptation of Forgiveness
Baby Teeth
Origin
The Handmaid's Tale
The Escape Room