The Professionals (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Mar 29, 2012 - Fiction - 496 pages
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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.
  

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The premise is intriguing, but not entirely believable. - LibraryThing
Well, the plot is just freakin' fantastic. - LibraryThing
It was a fun read, and it had a real plot. - LibraryThing
The premise of The Professionals really intrigued me. - LibraryThing
The ending was realistic and satisfying. - LibraryThing
Thus begins the introduction to The Professionals. - LibraryThing

Review: The Professionals (Stevens & Windermere #1)

User Review  - Samuel Tyler - Goodreads

The professional criminal is the type of person who gets in, does the job and then gets out again. Sounds like the perfect way to stay undetected as a lifelong miscreant, but does not sound like the ... Read full review

Review: The Professionals (Stevens & Windermere #1)

User Review  - Frances - Goodreads

As I started this review, I noticed that this is the first in a series; I did not expect that. The story concerns a group of young friends, recently graduated from college, with no job prospects, who ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

 After graduation, Owen Laukkanen answered a Craigslist ad—and for the next three years, he was the tournament reporter for a poker website, traveling from the luxurious casinos of Monaco and Macau to the sketchiest card rooms of Atlantic City.

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