Jerome Carceville finds it impossible to resist such an email, especially when the invitation comes from one of the top headhunting firms in the world. He responds, and after undergoing a variety of searching interviews and psychometric tests, he is eventually selected for a decisive and final examination. The fifteen talented and driven finalists arrive at an hotel on an island in the middle of an Alpine lake. Only two of them have a realistic chance of being offered the job, and when Del Rieco, the 'games-master' informs them that the natureof the contest is simulated economic warfare and that the competitors must be elimenated, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary recuitment drive. What seems to start as a simple team-building exercise soon becomes a horrifying nad bloody battle for supremacy.
Michel Crespy is professor of sociology at the University of Montpellier. Head Hunters won the Grand Prix de literature polici-re on its publication in France.