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The Amateurs de Marcus Sakey
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The Amateurs (edició 2009)

de Marcus Sakey

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Alex is failing as a father. Ian keeps dangerous secrets. Jenn is pining for adventure; Mitch is pining for Jenn. Four friends just scraping by, finding comfort in each other and the hope that things will get better. But as their twenties fade in the rearview mirror, none of them are turning out to be who or where they hoped. In a time when CEOs steal millions while their employees watch savings dwindle, these four are tired of the honest approach. They've decided to stop waiting and start taking. But a supposedly victimless crime has become a bloody nightmare. People have been killed. Ruthless men pursue them. As their world unravels, each will have to choose between their own life and the lives of others.… (més)
Membre:Tutter
Títol:The Amateurs
Autors:Marcus Sakey
Informació:Dutton, hardcover, 2009, 384 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
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Etiquetes:fiction, crime

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Marcus Sakey, “the new reigning prince of crime fiction” (Chicago Tribune) is the most acclaimed new thriller writer in recent memory. In his next taut, propulsive novel, four friends from the old neighborhood have dreams of a better life. And they’ve worked hard for it. A bartender. A failing stock broker. A hotel doorman. A travel agent. In a world where CEOs steal millions while their employees worry about their next paycheck, where the few dollars... ( )
Aquesta ressenya ja no es mostra perquè diversos usuaris l'han marcada com a abús de les Condicions d'ús (mostra-la).
  Tutter | Mar 1, 2015 |
Up to the very end I had hoped the main characters would die a horrible death. ( )
  mainrun | Feb 8, 2011 |
Four friends have devised the perfect plan. Jenn is yearning for adventure, Ian has an eye for the dangerous, Alex just found out his ex-wife is moving far away and taking their daughter, and Mitch is sick of being completely predictable. When Alex finds a couple hundred dollars in his bosses safe, he and his friends joke about taking the money. Then, the joke starts to sound like an incredibly good idea. The guy they're ripping off has a history of being ruthless. Will these four friends find out how ruthless or will these four normal seeming, clean record, upstanding citizens perform the perfect theft?

WOW!! Yeah, all caps, it's like that! This book was amazing. I felt like I was part of the robbery. I highly recommend this book. What are you waiting for? Order it now:) ( )
  bridget3420 | Aug 6, 2009 |
The Thursday Night Drinking Club that met at Rossi's each week consisted of four friends. Mitch is the loveable loser. He has absolutely no backbone and wouldn't stand up for himself against anyone. Ian is the closet druggie and gambler. He's facing some serious hurt if he doesn't pay his gambling debts. Alex is the divorced father. Working as a bar tender he hasn't been able to keep up with his child support payments and his ex-wife is threatening to take his daughter out of state. Jenn is the only girl in the group. She's secretly sleeping with one of the guys and yearns for more adventure in life.

Playing the game of "What would you do with a million dollars?" one night gets them all thinking about an easy score when Alex mentions to his friends that his boss left a lot of cash in the office safe.

But when the easy score turns into murder, their ho-hum lives are turned upside down in the split second it takes to pull the trigger and the once close friends can no longer trust each other.

Seriously guys, this book was incredible and may have just taken the crown from Saints in Limbo as my favorite book this year.

The friends are each kind of damaged in their own way but they all step up when faced with the terrible consequences of their actions. My favorite character of the four is Mitch. I adored him for both his door mat self in the beginning and what he became after the robbery. The ending was a complete shock but plays well with the storyline. Really the whole book is genius and I can't really say too much more without giving away some of the plot.

You have to trust me on this one and pick up your own copy today. This was my first book by Sakey but from his website I see that he has plenty more to offer that I can't wait to read. I also saw that three of his previous novels were optioned for movies. I hope The Amateurs makes it to the big screen also. This is a must read for suspense and thriller lovers. ( )
  24girl | Jul 26, 2009 |
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"Four friends, 30-something and losers all, meet weekly in a Chicago bar and call themselves the Thursday Night Drinking Club. One of them, Alex, who once hoped to be a lawyer, is the bartender; he's behind in his child-support payments and may lose the right to see his beloved daughter. Ian, a stockbroker, lost all his money in the recent crash, has an expensive cocaine habit and owes a $30,000 gambling debt to some people who are threatening to remove various body parts. Mitch is a doorman in a fancy hotel; his many problems include being hopelessly infatuated with Jenn, the fourth member of the group. Jenn is a sexy travel agent who can't find true love and can't afford to visit the exotic destinations she sends clients to. She yearns for adventure, but the best she can do is occasional loveless sex with Alex, the bartender." (continues)
 
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Alex is failing as a father. Ian keeps dangerous secrets. Jenn is pining for adventure; Mitch is pining for Jenn. Four friends just scraping by, finding comfort in each other and the hope that things will get better. But as their twenties fade in the rearview mirror, none of them are turning out to be who or where they hoped. In a time when CEOs steal millions while their employees watch savings dwindle, these four are tired of the honest approach. They've decided to stop waiting and start taking. But a supposedly victimless crime has become a bloody nightmare. People have been killed. Ruthless men pursue them. As their world unravels, each will have to choose between their own life and the lives of others.

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