Apr 112014

Cover for Criminal Enterprise by Owen Laukkanen. The title is in red, with a dark red fingerprint etched on it. The background is faded $100 bills, with a splatter of blood in the bottom right corner.Congratulations to Owen Laukkanen on his Criminal Enterprise being selected as a finalist in Best Hardcover Novel for the 2014 International Thriller Writers Thriller Awards!

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.