Synopsis: An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary.
Release Date: April 27, 2012
Thoughts: Jo Nesbø has made a splash here recently with his gritty Nordic thrillers. Undeniably helped by the success of Steig Larson’s Dragon Tattoo trilogy, Nesbø was already fairly well known to Swedish readers and now US audiences are getting a taste of the film version of one of his books. While likely headed for an American remake, I’ll be sure to track this one down as it looks right up my alley. I appreciate the reserve this film treatment seems to take on a tale that could have been quite ordinary. Even though I’m not familiar with the novel on which it is based, knowing Nesbø more than a little blood and guts will be spilled along the way.