THE STOLEN ONES: Owen Laukkanen’s next novel set for March of 2015

Putnum is giving plenty of notice to the fans of Kirk Stevens and Carla Windermere. They have announced the date and plot for the Owen Laukkanen’s next novel. THE STOLEN ONES will hit shelves on March 17, 2015.

When you’ve got nothing left, you’ve got nothing left to lose.

Cass County, Minnesota: A sheriff’s deputy steps out of a diner on a rainy summer evening, and a few minutes later, he’s lying dead in the mud. When BCA agent Kirk Stevens arrives on the scene, he discovers local authorities have taken into custody a single suspect: A hysterical young woman found sitting by the body, holding the deputy’s own gun. She has no ID, speaks no English. A mystery woman.

The mystery only deepens from there, as Stevens and Carla Windermere, his partner in the new joint BCA–FBI violent crime task force, find themselves on the trail of a massive international kidnapping and prostitution operation. Before the two agents are done, they will have traveled over half the country, from Montana to New York, and come face-to-face not only with the most vicious man either of them has ever encountered—but two of the most courageous women.

They are sisters, stolen ones. But just because you’re a victim doesn’t mean you have to stay one.

Definitely a fan of Owen’s series. I was very happy to see Owen come up with a plausible reason for Carla and Kirk to keep working together, instead of them stumbling, yet again, onto the same case.