A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Selection for 2012
Four friends, recent college graduates, caught in a terrible job market, joke about turning to kidnapping to survive. And then, suddenly, it's no joke. For two years, the strategy they devise-quick, efficient, low risk-works like a charm. Until they kidnap the wrong man.
Now two groups they've very much wanted to avoid are after them-the law, in the form of veteran state investigator Kirk Stevens and hotshot young FBI agent Carla Windermere, and an organized-crime outfit looking for payback. As they all crisscross the country in deadly pursuit and a series of increasingly explosive confrontations, each of them is ultimately forced to recognize the truth: The true professionals, cop or criminal, are those who are willing to sacrifice . . . everything.
A finger-burning page-turner, filled with twists, surprises, and memorably complex characters, The Professionals marks the arrival of a remarkable new writer.
|Grouped Work ID||84e7ed65-2d88-64bb-80fb-a5d61ab275dc|
|Grouping Author||owen laukkanen|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2021-05-01 04:56:07AM|
|Last Indexed||2021-09-23 05:13:07AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9780399157899|
|available_at_addison||Addison Public Library|
|detailed_location_addison||2nd Floor- Adult Books|
|local_callnumber_addison||CRIME LAUKKANE O.|
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library|
|owning_location_addison||Addison Public Library|
|publisher||G. P. Putnam's Sons,|
|series||Kirk Stevens and Carla Windermere novels|
|series_with_volume||Kirk Stevens and Carla Windermere novels|1|
|subject_facet||Kidnapping -- Fiction|
Organized crime -- Fiction
|title_full||The professionals / Owen Laukkanen|