`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. Any readers coming to Nesbo for the first time will find this a cracking, if slightly far-fetched read while his fans will find plenty to entertain them.' --Sunday Express
'Don't miss this thriller from the UK's second biggest-selling fiction author about an ambitious art thief.' --Stylist
`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.' --Daily Mail
`a masterclass in obfuscation and psychological parrying ... Roger is a well-crafted, morally dubious character who remains oddly likeable owing to a nifty line in bitter observations ... After recent events, no one can be in any doubt of Norway's dark side and Nesbo wisely juxtaposes Oslo's shiny veneer with its rotten elements. Equally, the parallels between artistic worth and corporate value are neatly levied ... Nesbo has that rare talent for turning the tables on readers, confounding expectations and revealing on what is intended.' --Independent on Sunday
`An accomplished novel from a first-rate author.' --Liverpool Daily Post
FINALIST 2008 - Norwegian Booksellers' Prize for Best Novel of the Year
"I am the world's greatest living crime writer. [Jo Nesbo] is a man who is snapping at my heels like a rabid pit bull poised to take over my mantle when I dramatically pre-decease him."
"Stellar stand-alone caper.... 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."
--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)
"Nesbo is a master storyteller, gripping the reader from the first page and ratcheting up the suspense."
"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."