Mailbox Monday, April 23, 2012





In April Mailbox Monday is being hosted by my friend Cindy at Cindy's Love of Books.




I didn't receive any books in the mail last week but I did buy one based on a review I saw on A Bookworm's World. When I read what Luanne had to say about The Professionals by Owen Laukkanen it went straight on my to-buy list. The description of this book from Penguin's website reads:

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.

6 comments:

Tanya Patrice on April 23, 2012 at 9:05 AM said...

The Professionals does sound intriguing - hope you enjoy it :-)

Mary (Bookfan) on April 23, 2012 at 9:41 AM said...

I haven't heard of this book. I hope it's the page-turner it promises to be :)

Cindy Smith on April 23, 2012 at 12:42 PM said...

I have never heard of this book but it sounds really good. I hope you enjoy it Donna.

Tribute Books Mama on April 23, 2012 at 12:49 PM said...

Sounds like an interesting read, enjoy!

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bermudaonion on April 23, 2012 at 1:20 PM said...

I've read great reviews of that book so I think you're in for some good reading.

Staci on April 23, 2012 at 10:06 PM said...

First time I've seen this one...enjoy!

 

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