Monday, December 10, 2012

Criminal Enterprise by Owen Laukkanen

Laid off from his white collar job, Carter Tomlin has taken up robbing banks to support the wealthy lifestyle to which his family has become accustomed.  He's recruited his secretary, Tricia, and her boyfriend, Dragan, to be his partners.  FBI Agent Carla Windermere is called to the scene of one of the bank robberies and pieces together that it's connected to another, where a witness described a gold Toyota Camry getaway car.  Windermere is eventually able to make a connection between the robberies and Carter Tomlin.  When she interviews Tomlin, she knows he's guilty, even though she doesn't have enough proof.  Her partner, Doughty, completely disagrees with her, and this makes the situation even more difficult.  Tomlin, however, is getting addicted into robbing banks, resorting to violence to get what he wants.  Will Windermere, along with state cop Kirk Stevens, be able to stop Tomlin?  In this second Stevens/Windermere novel, Laukkanen writes a book that, at times, stretches believability, but is, nonetheless, a fast-paced, thrilling read.  It will be published in March.

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