Thief

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On the edge of freedom lies a dangerous love.

 

Nothing has ever come easy for Jace Lawless, captain of the salvage vessel Mutiny. Forced into thievery after a virus unleashed by the InnerWorld Government killed his family, only one ambition burns at the back of his mind. Kill the next IWOG officer he has at his mercy.

 

Bargaining over goods with a middleman isn’t exactly his strong suit. But who in his right mind spends an entire ...

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Overview

On the edge of freedom lies a dangerous love.

 

Nothing has ever come easy for Jace Lawless, captain of the salvage vessel Mutiny. Forced into thievery after a virus unleashed by the InnerWorld Government killed his family, only one ambition burns at the back of his mind. Kill the next IWOG officer he has at his mercy.

 

Bargaining over goods with a middleman isn’t exactly his strong suit. But who in his right mind spends an entire salvage job’s profits on a woman, even if she has a body built for sin and eyes so fathomless a man could lose himself in them? He must be getting soft.

 

Once Kraft realizes Jace expects only the “cook” part of their cook-whore contract, she sets out to change his antiquated ideas about women. A challenge she relishes, especially if it earns her the freedom and money to get her own ship. Her big mistake is letting down her guard.

 

Shameless flirting only intensifies the itch to ride Jace hard and put him away wet—several times. It’s an itch it would be dangerous to scratch. Exposing her heart could reveal her secret, one that the still-grieving Jace must never know…or showing her mercy will be the last thing on his mind.

 

Warning: Contains a celibate ship captain who can’t abide swearing, a kick-ass woman with a marshmallow heart, a motley crew of misfits, interstellar battles, thwarted groping, sensual seduction, and a total bastard who owns his own planet.

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609282950
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Series: Fringe Series
  • Pages: 298
  • Sales rank: 1,088,847
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Reading, writing, and white-water rafting are the three things Anitra Lynn McLeod enjoys the most. Visit her at www.AnitraMcLeod.com

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  • Posted November 21, 2010

    Officially reviewed for The Romance Reviews

    Lives and futures are ruled by the Inner World Government (IWOG), unless you've got the skills and the guts to make your own way on The Fringe.

    Captain Jace Lawless runs a salvage ship, the Mutiny. Staying just out of reach of the by-the-book IWOG officials, he manages to remain one step ahead of starvation, death, or worse - being grounded. He and all of his crew hate the IWOG-they've all lost friends and family to the grinding wheel of the IWOG's corporate greed and heartlessness. In Jace's case, his wife and three children were killed when the Government decided to subdue his planet by unleashing a virus that targeted only humans and left the livestock and land intact.

    Things are going just fine - well, maybe not just fine, but they're surviving - until the crew gets a job to salvage a derelict vessel. They run up against rival Captain Kraft, who also has a claim to the salvage job. The two captains eventually decide to split the profits amicably and go their separate ways until fate throws them together again later.

    For Kraft, she has two things in life that nobody can take from her-her honor and her heart. She also has a dark secret. Meanwhile, fate has placed her in the hands of Captain Lawless. Time will tell if she can stay alive with the two things most precious to her intact.

    Thief is a fun space-western futuristic romance. Jace is a fantastic hero. Kind, yet hard, handsome, honorable, he's got it all. Kraft, for her part, is a strong female character. She's tough, she can more than hold her own, and despite being in a precarious position, she maintains her pride and her strength while still retaining her femininity. The remaining crew of the Mutiny is a family, and the interactions between them are interesting to observe, especially the way they deal with each other. They may get on one another's nerves, but they've always got each other's backs.

    Good pacing and tight action speeds the story along with a believable plot and several adversaries. My only problem with the book was its resemblance to Firefly. Don't get me wrong - I love Firefly. When I first started Thief, I thought to myself "Oh, wow! This is awesome!" Unfortunately, in a couple of places the scenes were so similar to the show that it left a little bit of a sour taste. One of the supporting characters could be Jayne Cobb's twin. Again, this isn't necessarily a bad thing - Jayne's one of my favorites from the crew of Serenity. At the same time, the sense of deja vu stole some of the originality from the book.

    Thief does get its legs after the initial character introductions and world-building have taken place, and at that point the story takes off on a mission. If you strap yourself in, you'll be in for a fun ride with plenty of action and laughs along the way.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2010

    Sexy futuristic romance!

    If you like Susan Grant or Gena Showalter, you'll love this book! Fast paced and funny without a lot of sexy but still sexy. Jace is a hunky hero and Kraft is a woman I could see myself as.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 21, 2012

    3.7 stars. I liked this futuristic novel. A lot, but I struggled

    3.7 stars. I liked this futuristic novel. A lot, but I struggled with this review. The plot was great. The heroine, Kraft (a name I had trouble connecting with--thinking cheese), was strong but still feminine. We saw the gentle side of Jace, an alpha-beta hero. Secondary characters (the ship's crew) were well drawn, although one was crazy due to his background. Plenty of sexual tension. So why not 4 or 5 stars? To me, the book read like a jerky train ride...its rhythm lacking fluidity. Other readers might think differently. All and all, "Thief" is worth the read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    Interesting read

    I watched the series Firefly and book reminded me of this series. Enjoy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2012

    Super fun!

    Super fun!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    Susan Q.

    Great 1st book of a series. Bought all three and plan to get the
    4th when its released. Worth the money full-length novel. G

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2012

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    Could be a great writer if not for the lack of vocabulary & cleanness

    It was quite well written but was very distracting with profanity and an unneeded detailed sex scene and many strong innuendos. The story line was good and could have been very interesting without the before-mentioned situations. I feel she could be a great author if she would improve on the vocabulary.

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  • Posted July 14, 2012

    Thief is the first book by Anitra I have read and it definitely

    Thief is the first book by Anitra I have read and it definitely won't be the last. I found myself drawn to her intriguing plot and wonderful characters. The sexual tension between Jace and Kraft is superb and I found myself laughing out loud through the entire book. Thief, book one in Anitra's "The Fringe Series" is a definite must read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    It screams Firefly

    Im not even finished with the first chapter and I already feel like Im in a episode of Firefly. Jace/Malcom, Heller/Jayne. I love Firefly and if it already reads like a blatant ripoff Im not sure if I will even be able to finish it. Hopefully it will end up being something new with Firefly flavor, but Im doubtful

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  • Posted June 10, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    Good Sci-fi romance. It was an interesting story, had good chara

    Good Sci-fi romance. It was an interesting story, had good characters, and a great plot. Very good in my opinion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    A really cool read!

    loved how this book flowed. All the characters were thought out completely, and the story had you grasped from the very begining.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2012

    Great Book

    I thought this book was one of the best. I couldn't put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    Liked

    Was a good read. I liked the crew as much as the main characters especially Heller.

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  • Posted May 17, 2012

    I really enjoyed this story. It was a little slow at the beginni

    I really enjoyed this story. It was a little slow at the beginning, but picked up speed later on. The characters were so intriguing I couldn't put it down. The tension between Kraft and Jace was superb. Even the side characters were full and enjoyable. My only complaint is that it was a little too close to the TV show Firefly. I kept picturing Jace as Malcolm Reynolds and kept waiting for a "me and mine" quote. There was even a "Jane" character on the ship, the only thing that was missing was River, which Kraft had parts of but without the broken psyche. But still, very enjoyable!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    Just a ok read

    Just a ok read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2012

    Enjoyable

    An imitation of Firefly, but still quite enjoyable overall

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