The Amateurs

The Amateurs

By Marcus Sakey

New American Library, Paperback, 9780451230959, 385pp.

Publication Date: June 7, 2011

Description
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.


About the Author
Marcus Sakey is the author of the critically acclaimed novel The Blade Itself. He has shadowed homicide detectives, toured the morgue, interviewed soldiers, ridden with gang cops, and learned to pick a dead bolt in sixty seconds. Born in Flint, Michigan, he now lives in Chicago with his wife. Visit him online at MarcusSakey.com for contests, behind-the-scenes info, and excerpts of his work in progress.


Praise For The Amateurs

Acclaim for Marcus Sakey and his novels...

“AN ASTOUNDINGLY GOOD WRITER.” —San Jose Mercury News

“A brainy, twisty, sometimes twisted mystery.”--Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl

“MARCUS SAKEY IS EXACTLY THE ELECTRIC JOLT AMERICAN CRIME FICTION NEEDS.”—Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River and Live by Night

“SAKEY IS A PRODIGIOUS TALENT.”—Laura Lippman, author of And When She Was Good

AN AUTHENTIC, ORIGINAL NEW VOICE.”—George Pelecanos, author of What it Was and Shame the Devil

"Like vintage Elmore Leonard crossed with classic Dennis Lehane.”—Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher novels

"A brilliant writer.  He gets inside the heads of people and shows how one word or turn can lead away from the safe and narrow and into a full blown nightmare."—The Huffington Post

"This giant among crime novelists always holds one spare bullet in his arsenal." —Chicago Sun-Times

"The new master of the thriller." —Providence Journal

“One of the hottest young crime writers in the country.”—The Oregonian