A new thriller author’s first book is the real deal!
With The Professionals, Owen Laukkanen starts a new series as we are introduced to a Minnesota state detective and an FBI agent who are on the trail of a kidnapping crew. This crew is comprised of four young college grads who cannot find jobs so they decide to kidnap wealthy men and require a pretty low amount of money to return them. For a few years they stay under the radar, but things go wrong when one man in Minnesota gets angry and goes to the police.
Then they kidnap a man whose wife is part of the mob and it all goes downhill from there. The FBI wants to catch them and the mob wants to kill them. The kidnappers are very likable and so are the detectives, and as things go downhill for the young crew, there are conflicting feelings about what we want for them. The Professionals by Owen Laukkanen is definitely an edge of the seat kind of novel and we can look forward to more good reading from him.