Image of The Amateurs

THE AMATEURS

Image of The Amateurs
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A combination of crisp writing, an original plot and interesting characters makes this thriller almost impossible to put down. What motivates four friends to slip from the straight and narrow down a path of self-destruction? Sakey takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary.

Four friends meet once a week in a bar for drinks. Alex, a bartender, is divorced with a child. Businessman Ian has a problem with drugs. Jenn is a travel agent with a yen for adventure, and doorman Mitch is in love with Jenn. What they have in common is dissatisfaction with their lives, but when they decide to make some changes, everything goes horribly wrong.

It was supposed to be the perfect crime. They would come into a lot of money, have some excitement and no one would get hurt. Unfortunately, things don't go as planned, and the four friends are thrust into a world of secrets, threats and murder. (DUTTON, Aug., 388 pp., $25.95)
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Barb Anderson