The Professionals

The Professionals

Putnam, $27.50
Owen Laukkanen, BFA’06

Times are tough. When you’re a kid with a less-than-practical degree trying to make a living, you need to be open to almost any economic opportunity. So why not kidnapping? Owen Laukkanen’s debut novel, The Professionals, is a thriller about four friends who jump into the kidnap business, using a low risk, small ransom model that initially brings them success. Soon, however, they find themselves on the run from both organized crime and law enforcement after kidnapping the wrong man.

Vancouver-based Laukkanen is already at work on his follow-up novel.


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