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.
Praise for The Professionals:

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)