The reason I chose to read this book was because one of my favorite authors, Lee Child, wrote a favorable short cover-review for it. I am happy that I picked it up. The author, Owen Laukkanen, did an excellent job with this, his first novel, and he has set himself up well to continue with a series, using the likeable characters he created for this book.
The book opens in Chicago, with immediate fast action and good writing. We have a group of four friends who have decided that their college degrees are worthless because they can't find a job, so have taken to kidnapping instead. Wouldn't be my first choice of careers, but they got away with it for a couple of years until they kidnapped the wrong man. That's when things started to unravel.
This book is full of action and adventure and is really fast-paced, right up to the end. It was a real page-turner, which explains why it only took me a couple of days to read it. It must be said here that it could keep you up past your bedtime because it was hard to put down.
If you like a good adventure, intelligent police work and a little bit of mob action, then this book is for you.