by Robert Finn


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"An impressively ambitious debut that marries the crime novel with the occult thriller. . . . It's a British variant on The Da Vinci Code and The Rule of Four."-Andrew Taylor

"Cracking . . . fast paced, carefully plotted, hard-hitting, but with an edge of humour to keep it sharp . . . thoroughly to be recommended."-Manda Scott

It's a strange sort of robbery: On the surface, nothing is missing, and the only damage done is to the criminals. David Braun, star investigator for an exclusive insurance firm, is called on by his client-the sinister owner of the building-to find a priceless object that, to the outside world, was never meant to exist.

In turning to American academic Susan Milton, an expert from the London School of Antiquities, he finds a friend and ally to help him make sense of the situation and unpick the mystery. Together they discover the truth that the crime was intended to conceal. Behind it all, a ruthless thief, who is intent on acquiring a priceless antique-an antique with a bloody history its owners would prefer to keep hidden. Risking their lives, they expose a horrifying secret that's centuries old-but the discovery makes them the target of a ruthless killer the police find impossible to catch. With time running out, David and Susan race to uncover the killer's true objective even as he closes in on them . . .

Robert Finn is emerging as one of the breakthrough British authors of crime and mystery thrillers. Adept is his debut novel; Ex Machina, the sequel, is due out in autumn 2007. Finn lives and works in London.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781905005574
Publisher: Snowbooks Limited
Publication date: 06/01/2007
Pages: 446
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Robert Finn has lived in London most of his life and these days he divides his time between the UK and the US.

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Adept 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
David has carved a niche for himself in the world as a security consultant for an old established insurance firm, he recovers lost goods. However the latest investigation brings him into the world of strange abilities and superhuman powers. A building his firm insures has been broken into and 2 out of 3 of the villans are dead, the other one survived a fall that's impossible.He recruits the help of american academic Susan Milton because one of the items stolen is a very old talisman. The stories about this talisman are far fetched, but what if they're true.Billed as a British answer to the Da Vinci Code and the Rule of Four this is an interesting read, it kept me reading and curious to see whats going on. I also want to hunt up further books in this series, brain candy but fun.