The Professionals (Paperback)

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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 ...

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    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.
    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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    ISBN 9780425250495
    Genre FICTION / Thrillers
    Format Paperback
    Pages 486
    Publisher Date 2012-10-02 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Berkley Pub Group
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 7.75 in
    Wdth 4.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.6 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Laukkanen, Owen

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