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The Professionals

(2012)
(The first book in the Stevens and Windermere series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Four friends, recent college graduates, 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-quick, efficient, low risk-works like a charm. Until 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 young FBI agent Carla Windermere, and an organized-crime outfit looking for payback. As they all crisscross the country in deadly pursuit and a series of increasingly explosive confrontations, each of them is ultimately forced to recognize the truth: The true professionals, cop or criminal, are those who are willing to sacrifice . . . everything.

A finger-burning page-turner, filled with twists, surprises, and memorably complex characters, The Professionals marks the arrival of a remarkable new writer.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Really terrific - characters that live and breathe, and chills aplenty." - Lee Child


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March 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Professionals (A Stevens and Windermere Novel)
Author(s): Owen Laukkanen
ISBN: 0-399-15789-1 / 978-0-399-15789-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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April 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Professionals (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Owen Laukkanen
ISBN: 1-4104-4692-1 / 978-1-4104-4692-3 (USA edition)
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July 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Professionals (Stevens & Windermere, 1)
Author(s): Owen Laukkanen
ISBN: 1-78239-366-8 / 978-1-78239-366-5 (UK edition)
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October 2012 : Paperback
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Title: [The Professionals] [by: Owen Laukkanen]
Author(s): Owen Laukkanen
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October 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Professionals (A Stevens and Windermere Novel)
Author(s): Owen Laukkanen
ISBN: 0-425-25049-0 / 978-0-425-25049-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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November 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Professionals
Author(s): Owen Laukkanen
ISBN: 1-78433-006-X / 978-1-78433-006-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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November 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Professionals
Author(s): Owen Laukkanen
ISBN: 1-78433-175-9 / 978-1-78433-175-7 (UK edition)
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September 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Professionals
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September 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Professionals
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September 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Professionals
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Title: The Professionals
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March 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Professionals
Author(s): Owen Laukkanen
ISBN: 1-66461-736-1 / 978-1-66461-736-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. and Blackstone Publishing
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March 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Professionals
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Title: The Professionals
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Publisher: Penguin Audio
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2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Professionals
Author(s): Owen Laukkanen
ISBN: 1-4640-0403-X / 978-1-4640-0403-2 (USA edition)
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Kindle Editions

October 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Professionals (Stevens & Windermere Book 1)
Author(s): Owen Laukkanen
Publisher: Corvus
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March 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Professionals (A Stevens And Windermere Book 1)
Author(s): Owen Laukkanen
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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