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 Poker Listings. His first novel is The Professionals.
We are doing something special with author Owen Laukkanen. Owen will be the first in a Series that we hope to offer twice in the spring and twice in the fall. Owen is an up and coming author we are very supportive of so we thought we would start the Series off with him. Below are all the details. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket to this event please contact the store at 734.662.0600
Nicola’s Books Presents
An Intimate Dinner with the Author Series
at Zingerman’s roadhouse
Wednesday, March 27th at 8:00 pm
(after the public event at 6:30 pm)
An Intimate Dinner with Author Owen Laukkanen
$55 per person
Ticket good for 1 person
Includes hardcover copy of Criminal Enterprise and dinner with
non alcoholic drink, cash bar
Minimum of 12 people needed for event to take place
Maximum number of tickets available 18
The new Stevens and Windermere novel from the author of the dazzlingly acclaimed The Professionals—“one of the best debuts of the year” (Mystery Scene).
From the outside, Carter Tomlin’s life looked perfect: a big house, pretty wife, two kids—a St. Paul success story. But Tomlin has a secret. He’s lost his job, the bills are mounting, and that perfect life is hanging by a thread. Desperate, he robs a bank. Then he robs another.
As the red flags start to go up, FBI Special Agent Carla Windermere homes in on Tomlin from one direction, while Minnesota state investigator Kirk Stevens picks up the trail from another. The two cops haven’t talked since their first case together, but that’s all going to change very quickly.
Because Carter Tomlin’s decided he likes robbing banks. And it’s not because of the money, not anymore. Tomlin has guns and a new taste for violence. And he’s not quitting anytime soon.
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. Now two groups 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 crisscross the country in a series of increasingly explosive confrontations, each of them is ultimately forced to recognize the truth: The real professionals, cop or criminal, are those who are willing to sacrifice everything.