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Sinopsis: Four friends, recent college graduates caught in a terrible job market, joke about turning to kidnapping to survive. And then it's no joke. The strategy they devise -- quick, efficient, low risk -- works like a charm. Then 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 FBI agent Carla Windermere, and an organized crime outfit.
Review:John Sandford reviews The Professionals
John Sandford is a Pulitzer Prize winner and the author of twenty-two Prey novels and eleven other works of fiction, most recently the Virgil Flowers novel Shock Wave. He lives in Minnesota.
The list of things that can foul up a perfectly good thriller is a long one. Sometimes they are so prevalent that if you go into a mystery bookstore and ask the owner, “Anything new and good?,” he may have twenty new books around the counter, and maybe he’ll hand you one.
Some of the other writers will learn the trade, eventually, but this one, this one’s worth reading right now.
Owen Laukkanen is a new guy, but you’d never know it. The Professionals is one of those books that you’ll tend to read in one sitting. The basic story involves a crew of professional kidnappers who have refined their technique to an art form--until they stumble, and art turns to blood. Laukkanen writes so well that his prose disappears into the story, and you live it: The Professionals is full of real people, struggling through extreme circumstances, but nothing that you don’t believe.
Both the good and the bad guys come in a variety of flavors, and his cops combine wit and charm--in fact, his pairing of FBI agent Carla Windermere and BCA agent Kirk Stevens is so good and full of possibilities that I can’t wait to see what they do next.
The Professionals is a real, down-and-dirty thriller: the story never, ever slows down.
If I were you, I’d get started now.Photo of John Sandford © John Earle
Título: The Professionals (Thorndike Core)
Editorial: Thorndike Press
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción Thorndike Press, 2012. Estado de conservación: Good. Lrg. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP92124364
Descripción Thorndike Press, 2012. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Lrg. Ships from Reno, NV. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP92535649
Descripción Thorndike Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Nº de ref. de la librería 2779856458
Descripción Thorndike Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Nº de ref. de la librería G1410446921I3N00
Descripción Thorndike Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Nº de ref. de la librería G1410446921I5N10
Descripción Thorndike Press, 2012. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Lrg. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Nº de ref. de la librería 1410446921