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||2020-09-26 04:51:09AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-09-26 05:03:58AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||none|
|available_at_addison||Addison Public Library|
|detailed_location_addison||2nd Floor- Adult Books|
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Four friends, 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 works like a charm—until they kidnap the wrong man.
Now two groups 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 crisscross the country in a series of increasingly explosive confrontations, each of them is ultimately forced to recognize the truth: The real professionals, cop or criminal, are those who are willing to sacrifice everything.
|local_callnumber_addison||CRIME LAUKKANE O.|
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library|
|owning_location_addison||Addison Public Library|
|series||Stevens and Windermere|
|series_with_volume||Stevens and Windermere||
|subject_facet||Kidnapping -- Fiction|
Organized crime -- Fiction
The professionals / Owen Laukkanen