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Author: Owen Laukkanen Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Stevens and Windermere Series Release Date: March 2013 ISBN: 9781101605004
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Professionals deserves the high praise it’s garnering, mine included. Laukkanen deepens our engagement with each character, pits them against each other and cranks up the pace. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • A suspenseful and insightful thriller [with] a fresh voice and original storytelling. South Florida Sun-Sentinel
  • Enough twists to fill a pretzel bag. Let’s hope Laukkanen writes more thrillers like this one. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • Thriller fans will be chomping at the bit for the next Stevens and Windermere novel. Library Journal (starred review)
  • Criminal Enterprise is a bloody good thriller.”

    Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

  • Criminal Enterprise showcases Laukkanen’s original storytelling. We can’t wait to find out which everyman-turned-criminal Carla and Kirk tangle with next.”

    South Florida Sun-Sentinel

  • “Laukkanen, one of the best thriller writers to emerge in the wake of the Great Recession, has a keen understanding of what readers expect in a crime thriller. His pace is relentless, and he shifts expertly between his characters’ perspectives, short chapter by short chapter, as he hurls readers toward an inevitably explosive finale.”

    Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • “The hard-boiled narrative moves at a quick clip, and the tension between Windermere and Stevens adds some spice to the intrigue.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This is a terrific Great Recession thriller whose postmodern amorality grips from the beginning.”

    Library Journal

  • “The writing is so crisp, the pages almost want to turn themselves.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “If you’ve ever wanted to write a terrific crime novel, Criminal Enterprise could well be the blueprint.”

    New York Journal of Books

  • Selected for the April 2013 Indie Next List

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About the Author

Owen Laukkanen’s 2012 debut, The Professionals, earned rave reviews from critics and readers alike. The story of four recent university graduates who turn to kidnapping in a failing job market was hailed by Mystery Scene Magazine as one of the year’s best debuts, while Kirkus Reviews named it one of the top 100 novels of the year. A graduate of the University of British Columbia’s creative writing program, Laukkanen spent three years in the world of professional poker reporting after answering a Craigslist ad before turning to fiction. He currently lives in Vancouver, where he’s hard at work on the third and fourth installments in the Stevens and Windermere series.

About the Narrator

Edoardo Ballerini, an American actor, director, film producer, and award–winning narrator. He has won several Audie Awards for best narration, including for 2019’s Best Male Narrator of the Year, and was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine in 2019. He has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, from classics to modern masters, from bestsellers to the inspirational, from Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners to spine-tingling series, and much more. In television and film, he is best known for his roles in The Sopranos, 24, I Shot Andy Warhol, Dinner Rush and Romeo Must Die. He is also trained in theater and continues to do much work on stage.