The Professionals

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Author(s): Owen Laukkanen
Series: Stevens and Windermere Series No: 1
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.65 hours)
Product Number: Z04300
Released: Mar 29, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464004063
Narrator/s: Edoardo Ballerini
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Kirkus Reviews calls this pulse-pounding tale by Owen Laukkanen a "fast-moving debut thriller with enough twists to fill a pretzel bag." Strapped for cash, four recent college grads decide to end their monetary woes by kidnapping a few rich businessmen. No one is supposed to get greedy, and no one is supposed to get hurt. But the situation spirals out of control when the FBI gets wise to their plans and one of their victims ends up having connections to the mob.

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The Professionals
Product Number: BX00008029
Product Number:Z04300
Product Number:C00214

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All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Owen Laukkanen
Narrator(s): Edoardo Ballerini
Series:
Product Number C00214
Released: Mar 16, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464004032
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Owen Laukkanen
Narrator(s): Edoardo Ballerini
Series:
Product Number MP0439
Released: Apr 24, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464037030
eBook
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Author(s): Owen Laukkanen
Series:
Product Number EB00400824
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
ISBN: #9781101561300

Professional reviews

"Despite their newly earned college degrees, four friends struggle to find paychecks in a miserable job market. Soon their running joke about turning to crime becomes a reality, and they discover their skills as small-time kidnappers. Narrator Edoardo Ballerini guides listeners through the team's modest guilt and conservative payoffs so well that listeners may find themselves rooting for the crooks just a bit. Ballerini elevates the tension when the team mistakenly kidnaps a man connected to organized crime. As the team is pursued by the FBI and the Mob, Ballerini depicts both their loyalty and the friction among them. His straightforward delivery showcases the striking plot turns but occasionally renders the dialogue among the team members slightly confusing. N.M.C. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"