The Professionals

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Penguin Publishing Group, 1964 - 170 pages
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Five soldiers of fortune are hired to retrieve a wealthy rancher's wife who has been kidnapped by a bandit. Or was she? It's a good novel that was made into a very good movie (Lee Marvin, Woody Strode, Burt Lancaster, etc.). Read full review

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This story set in 1916 about five men who agree to rescue a kidnapped woman from the clutches of Mexican bandits during the waning days of the Mexican revolution really makes you understand what a ... Read full review


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About the author (1964)

Frank O'Rourke was born in Denver, Colorado on October 16, 1916. He attended Kemper Military School. Before becoming a full-time author, he was a semiprofessional baseball player, a lumberjack, and a construction worker. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 60 novels including westerns, mysteries, short stories, and sports fiction. His first novel, E Company, was published in 1945 and was based in part on his wartime experiences in WWII. He also wrote under the pseudonyms of Patrick O'Malley, Frank O'Malley, and Kevin Connor. His other novels include The Far Mountains, The Bright Morning, The Man Who Found His Way, Concannon, Gun Hand, The Big Fifty, The Bride Stealer, and Window in the Dark. He committed suicide after a long bout with asthma on April 27, 1989 at the age of 72.

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