Headhunters, by Jo NesbøRead about another book on the list.
Nesbø is a prolific and incredibly successful Norwegian author who has been getting better with each novel. While he’s best known for his Harry Hole books, Headhunters is an incredible standalone novel and a great display of Nesbø’s skill. With the story of Roger Brown, a high-powered corporate recruiter who uses information gleaned from his wealthy prospects to plan art heists from their homes, replacing them with expert fakes, Nesbø paints a dazzling picture of a cunning man who is the master of his own small world. When Brown bungles a heist from Clas Greve, a dangerous figure with a mysterious past, things go sharply left for the clever, urbane thief, and the story becomes a battle of wits that quickly turns violent and surprising.