Owen Laukkanen will sign and discuss The Watcher in the Wall (Putnam; $27).
An alumnus of the University of British Columbia's Creative Writing BFA program, Laukkanen spent three years in the world of professional poker, traveling to high-stakes tournaments across the globe as a writer for www.PokerListings.com. A commercial fisherman when he's not writing, Laukkanen divides his time between Vancouver and Prince Edward Island, Canada.
The new Stevens and Windermere novel from one of the most dazzlingly acclaimed new writers in crime fiction.
The new Stevens and Windermere novel from Owen Laukkanen, author of the dazzlingly acclaimed The Professionals one of the best debuts of the year" (Mystery Scene).
Accountant Carter Tomlin has a secret. He's lost his job, the bills are mounting, and his perfect life is hanging by a thread. Desperate, he robs a bank. Then he robs another.
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.