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Author: Owen Laukkanen Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Stevens and Windermere Series Release Date: March 2015 ISBN: 9781490652726
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The blistering new novel from the author of the multi-award-nominated The Professionals-"Laukkanen is one of the best young thriller writers working today" (Richmond Times-Dispatch). When you've got nothing left, you've got nothing left to lose. Cass County, Minnesota: A sheriff's deputy steps out of a diner on a rainy summer evening, and a few minutes later, he's lying dead in the mud. When BCA agent Kirk Stevens arrives on the scene, he discovers local authorities have taken into custody a single suspect: A hysterical young woman found sitting by the body, holding the deputy's own gun. She has no ID, speaks no English. A mystery woman. The mystery only deepens from there, as Stevens and Carla Windermere, his partner in the new joint BCA-FBI violent crime task force, find themselves on the trail of a massive international kidnapping and prostitution operation. Before the two agents are done, they will have traveled over half the country, from Montana to New York, and come face-to-face not only with the most vicious man either of them has ever encountered-but two of the most courageous women. They are sisters, stolen ones. But just because you're a victim doesn't mean you have to stay one. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Here is my one-word review of The Stolen Ones: Whoa. Owen Laukkanen is rapidly becoming the king of the one-night reads…Read this one (and his backlist) and spread the word. These books are amazing.”

    Bookreporter

  • “[A] fast-moving installment. Here it is not the criminals who are intriguing but rather the victims who turn out to be far stronger and more remarkable than originally anticipated. Recommended for fans of well-written, thought-provoking thrillers.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Breakneck pacing, scarily plausible evils, and steadily rising stakes.”

    Booklist

  • “A fast-moving and satisfying thriller starring a likable if unlikely duo…The two agents have worked together before, and if there’s justice in the literary world, they will team up on many more cases.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Edoardo Ballerini’s performance of this thriller is like watching a tightrope walker working without a net. You can see that the balance is perfect, and yet you can’t tell why it works. Assured and quiet, Ballerini rolls out the story, simply paying attention to the meaning and diction of every word, the pacing of every sentence…The higher the tension on the page, the more effective Ballerini’s no drama delivery becomes. And he does a killer Romanian accent.”

    AudioFile

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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.