by Marcus Sakey
The new novel from "the electric jolt American crime fiction needs." (Dennis Lehane)
Four friends take on a risky opportunity to steal a fortune in dirty money. But in this game, any misstep carries lethal consequences-and these four rank amateurs are playing against the most dangerous professionals imaginable.
Praise for The Amateurs and Marcus Sakey
"Truly excellent. Like vintage Elmore Leonard crossed with classic Dennis Lehane.”—Lee Child, author of A Wanted Man and Never Go Back
“An authentic, original new voice.”—George Pelecanos, author of The Double and What it Was
“A brainy, twisty, sometimes twisted mystery.”--Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl and Sharp Objects
"The reigning prince of crime fiction."--Chicago Tribune
“Crime drama for the 21st century.”—National Public Radio
“One of the hottest young crime writers in the country.”—The Oregonian
“Snappy writing…hair-raising.”—Entertainment Weekly
Marcus Sakey is the author of Brilliance, The Amateurs, Good People, The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes, and other novels and stories.
- Penguin Publishing Group, August 2009
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