They thought they could cover up what an out-of-control trader at a Manhattan brokerage firm did to Olivia Sanchez. She worked hard, played by the rules, but so what? Blackball her from the industry and be done with her.
Who's going to stop them?
Nobody, until Olivia turns to her cousin Manny, an ex-con and ex-gang leader whose first reaction is to take care of the arrogant bastard who hurt his cousin--permanently. His partner, James Beck, part of a tight clique of ex-cons based in Brooklyn's Red Hook, convinces Manny to hold off. Things can be complicated in the real world. But even the savvy Beck has no idea what's really going on.
There's much more at stake than Beck imagines, starting with enough money to ignite a level of ruthless greed that can wipe Beck and his partners off the face of the earth. It's tens of millions of dollars, connected to arms dealing for a clandestine U.S. agency.
Beck and his loyal band are forced into an escalating nonstop war against an arms dealer, war criminals, Russian mobsters, and even the NYPD. The only way to stay out of prison and survive is to outsmart, outfight, never concede, and ultimately rob their enemies of the source of their power: 116 million dollars.
JOHN CLARKSON is the author of five previous novels, including And Justice for One. He spent many years in the New York advertising industry--as a copywriter, running his own agency, and as a private consultant. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Among Thieves 3.5 out of 5based on
More than 1 year ago
This was a really good mystery novel. I loved the characters, the use of modern day Brooklyn/New York City as a setting and that the story had twists and turns. Clarkson is a really good writer. I hope this is a series. I cannot wait until the next installment!