Stevens and Windermere9 books in series
FBI special agent Carla Windermere and Minnesota state investigator Kirk Stevens join forces to fight crimes as timely as today’s headlines.
Sex traffickers, bank robbers, kidnappers, online killers for hire, suicide clubs - such horrors are all in a day’s work for Kirk Stevens, a veteran Minnesota state investigator, and his investigative ally, Carla Windermere, a hotshot young FBI agent. Their differences in perspective and style are suited for the challenges of unraveling sophisticated crimes. They share a mission: bringing justice to society’s often forgotten victims, the poor and the powerless.
Edoardo Ballerini’s performance rivals the feat of a tightrope walker. The accomplished narrator pulls off the perfect balance of personalities, intrigue, and danger - without, seemingly, breaking a sweat. As the tension rises, Ballerini’s smooth and commanding delivery keeps listeners riveted. Listener comment: “Listening to Mr. Ballerini’s narration is soothing in the best possible way, even when he is reading a thriller.” In 2019, Ballerini was inducted as a Golden Voice, AudioFile’s lifetime achievement honor for audiobook narrators.
Owen Laukkanen began his writing career as a reporter - covering poker tournaments. In addition to the best -selling Stevens and Windermere FBI thrillers, he is the author of the McKenna Rhodes maritime adventure, Gale Force; the Neah Bay thrillers, teaming up ex-Marine Jess Winslow and ex-convict Mason Burke; and, writing as Owen Matthews, spy novels for young adults.