I've decided that for my participation in the Crime Fiction Alphabet in 2012 I will highlight recently read books or their authors.
So they'll all come from my 2012 Reviews. Or at least that's the plan.
My choice for the letter J is Jo Nesbo whose name appears twice on my list of books this year. Click on the image to go to his website.
4.7, HEADHUNTERS, Jo Nesbo - Kindle
This is a stand-alone.
Set in Oslo, the novel's central character is Roger Brown, a highly successful corporate headhunter.
- Roger Brown, the headhunter who has never nominated a candidate
for a job he did not get, who if necessary manipulates, forces, levers
and rams the candidate in, who has clients who trust his judgement
implicitly, who without a moment’s hesitation place their company’s fate
in his – and only his – hands.
- To put it another way,
it was not Oslo Port Authority who appointed their new traffic director
last year, it was not Avis who appointed their Scandinavian director and
it was quite definitely not the local authority who appointed the
director of the power station in Sirdal. It was me.
4.7, PHANTOM, Jo Nesbo
A Harry Hole book. An interestingly structured, but very noir book, with the dominant narrator a boy who is already dead. And a rat with a problem.
Visit the meme page to see what others have chosen for the letter J.