In “Headhunters,” a successful corporate headhunter in Norway has a bit of a Napoleon complex when it comes to his statuesque, blond model wife, Diana. Roger believes he must give her everything to keep her happy, and that will require a bit of moonlighting away from his already-lucrative day job.
He steals art with the help of a security company technician who disarms the alarm while Roger slips in, switches the painting with a good forgery and sells it on the black market before the victim is aware he’s been robbed.
Roger and his partner have gotten very good at what they do, but now they’re starting to attract the attention of a celebrity detective who is determined to solve this series of brazen crimes.
Tempted by one last megadeal that could be worth nearly $100 million, Roger discovers that his lovely wife is having an affair with the very client he’s attempting to rob. If that’s not enough, the client may have some ulterior motives that could make Roger the real victim here.
So, the headhunter becomes the hunted.
Now it gets really interesting, as Roger tries to stay alive long enough to figure out what’s really going on, why this guy wants him dead and if his wife ever loved him in the first place.
It gets fairly brutal, like “Dragon Tattoo” kind of brutal, but somehow Roger’s will to live seems stronger than his enemy’s ability to take him out. Call it dumb luck or quick thinking. Roger is turning into a cat with nine lives, and he’ll need every one of them if he hopes to survive.
Talk about a gripping thriller! I think we just did.