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The Professionals - Owen Laukkanen
The Professionals
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780425250495 (0425250490)
Publisher: Berkley
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
Series: Stevens and Windermere (#1)
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sandin954
sandin954 rated it
While this thriller was not terrible I was fairly underwhelmed. The plot became less plausible as the book went on and I never did really warm to any of the characters. Listened to the audio version and the reader, Edoardo Ballerini, was quite good and was the main reason I finished the book.
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it
3.0 The Professionals (Stevens and Windermere Series #1)
Nice work for a first-time thriller writer. Youse what likes this stuff will want to grab this for summer reading. 3.5 stars
Constantly Moving the Bookmark
Constantly Moving the Bookmark rated it
3.0 The Professionals
Four friends have graduated college and find that their degrees are getting them nowhere near the professions and monetary compensation they had envisioned. What to do? Well, the answer is quite obvious. Start a kidnapping ring! Better than working at McDonald’s? They kidnap affluent individual...
Denise
Denise rated it
3.0 The Professionals (Stevens and Windermere Series #1)
In these times with a failing economy this book strikes a chord with readers. Four friends, who are recent graduates, find themselves unable to get jobs. So what do they end up doing? They decide to kidnap rich men for ransom in order to make a living.I liked that we stepped right into the kidnappin...
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