Owen Laukkanen will sign and discuss Gale Force (Putnam; $27).
Owen Laukkanen was born in Vancouver. He comes from a family of fishermen. His grandfather was a fisherman and boat builder on the Pacific Coast for nearly five decades, his uncle has been a commercial fisherman all his life, his father runs a lobster boat, and Laukkanen has spent many months and summers as a deckhand for both his father and uncle.
He is the author of six Stevens and Windermere novels, of which The Professionals was nominated for the Barry and International Thriller Writers Awards for Best First Novel, as well as the Spinetingler Magazine Best Novel: New Voices Award; Criminal Enterprise was nominated for the ITW Award for Best Novel; and The Stolen Ones was nominated for a Barry Award.
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For all lovers of maritime adventure comes an electrifying thriller of treachery and peril on the high seas featuring a dynamic new heroine, from multi-award-nominated suspense star Owen Laukkanen.In the high-stakes world of deep-sea salvage, an ocean disaster can mean a huge payoff--if you can survive the chase.
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.