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Liars and Thieves (Tommy Carmellini Series #1)

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Thriller to the bone

Whatcha gonna do when they come for you, bad boy? -Ian Lewis ¿Bad Boy Theme¿ This is the epigram of the book where Tommy Carmellini is our so-called bad boy. Tommy represents how men are usually viewed in other word their stereotypes. This book has a great irony in ...
Whatcha gonna do when they come for you, bad boy? -Ian Lewis ¿Bad Boy Theme¿ This is the epigram of the book where Tommy Carmellini is our so-called bad boy. Tommy represents how men are usually viewed in other word their stereotypes. This book has a great irony in our main character, and ending. The book is strongly recommended by me guys it includes violence, action, sex, some comedy, and a happy ending. The book is for the people that love straight to the point story there in not much wondering going on.

posted by Anonymous on January 10, 2008

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I am glad I bought is Bargain Price

Our hero survives a massacre at a CIA safe house by virtue of being a late arrival. There are two other survivors. He spends the next 300 pages improbably surviving a number of near death situations and killing a couple of dozen professional killers - and fornicates wit...
Our hero survives a massacre at a CIA safe house by virtue of being a late arrival. There are two other survivors. He spends the next 300 pages improbably surviving a number of near death situations and killing a couple of dozen professional killers - and fornicates with every unattached female character in the book. Somewhere along the line the author realizes that a few events must happen in absence of the hero so the narrative goes back and fourth between first person and third person - that is a let down. We know who the villain is about 1/3 way into the story - by the cell phone records of couple of the corpses. After that it is not so much a 'piecing together a puzzle' as it is surviving improbable situations. When the novel finally ends - it is not because of the protagonist¿s effort but through a secondary character and the motive of the crimes - the 'Truth' that is being covered up is so far fetched that you lose the last bit of remaining fascination with the story - and it is not even of national interest it is personal! Two stars for a few witty dialogues. I am glad I bought the book in 'bargain price' section. Had I paid full price, I would have been sorry.

posted by Anonymous on May 21, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    Must read

    Received a nook as a gift decided to read another author other than my usual suspects enjoyed this book a great deal

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    Great read

    Easy, quick read. Good twists. And no crazy flash backs to get you confused.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 8, 2013

    WOW.!

    Gripping, you just do not want to put it down...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2008

    Thriller to the bone

    Whatcha gonna do when they come for you, bad boy? -Ian Lewis ¿Bad Boy Theme¿ This is the epigram of the book where Tommy Carmellini is our so-called bad boy. Tommy represents how men are usually viewed in other word their stereotypes. This book has a great irony in our main character, and ending. The book is strongly recommended by me guys it includes violence, action, sex, some comedy, and a happy ending. The book is for the people that love straight to the point story there in not much wondering going on.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2014

    Thoroughly enjoyed!

    This was my introduction to Stephen Coonts and his characters of Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini. I loved it and have since bought two more. I plan to read a lot more of his books.

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  • Posted January 17, 2014

    Highly recommend.

    Stephen Coonts gives us a continuing series with this book. BUT, he does not leave out his old faithful characters. You will not put this series down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2005

    Awesome Book!

    Stephen Coonts 'Liars and Thieves' is an excellent book. I love the writing style Coonts uses. Tommy Carmellini is a hero with an unusual edge. He's the bad guy you can't help but like. Excellent book! I highly recommend it to anyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2004

    A winner

    Former burglar Tommy Carmellini now works for the CIA. His current assignment is to inspect security at the Greenbriar River Facility, a CIA safe house in the Alleghany Mountains in Virginia. When he reaches his destination, Tommy finds the complex under attack. He manages to kill a goon, rescuing translator Kelly Erlanger and a suitcase of KGB files....................................... Kelly informs Tommy that the resident of the safe house, former KGB archivist Mikhail Goncharov obviously had information that someone wants kept buried. Now someone wants Tommy and Kelly dead and willing to murder anyone associated with the operative including his partner Willie the Wire and his former lover Dorsey O¿Shea, who just asked him to steal some porno tapes starring her. With the assailants in pursuit, Tommy, Kelly, and now Dorsey flee to Rehoboth Beach where retired Rear Admiral Jake Grafton offers temporary sanctuary while the team tries to sort out why someone wants them dead................................. Carmellini in his first major appearance (bit player in CUBA) is an intriguing protagonist who provides an intriguing counterpoint to Stephen Coonts¿ prime superstar, Grafton. The story line is action-packed, but the conspiracy has been often told so it somewhat lacks freshness even with several interesting twists and a fine cast. LIARS AND THIEVES will entertain newcomers which the author¿s fan base will enjoy, but not at the quality of a Grafton led thriller....................... Harriet Klausner

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