From New York Times bestselling author Thomas Perry comes a whip-smart and lethally paced standalone novel, Forty Thieves.
Sid and Ronnie Abel are a husband-and-wife detective team, both ex-LAPD. Ed and Nicole Hoyt are assassins-for-hire living in the San Fernando Valley. Except for deadly aim with a handgun, the two couples have little in commonuntil both are hired to do damage control on the same murder case. The previous spring, a body was recovered from a storm sewer after two days of torrential rain. The corpse was identified as James Ballantine, a middle-aged African American who worked as a research scientist and was killed by two bullets to the back of the head. With the murder case turning cold, Ballantine’s former employers bring in the Abels to succeed where the police have failed, while the Hoyts’ mysterious contractors want to make sure that the facts about Ballantine’s death stay hidden. Dramatic car chases, illicit affairs, and a notorious ring of Eastern European diamond thieves all play into the plot as the book races toward its high-octane climax, and the Abels circle ever closer to the dangerous truth.
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About the Author
Thomas Perry is the bestselling author of over twenty novels, including the critically acclaimed Jane Whitefield series and The Butcher’s Boy , which won the Edgar Award. He lives in Southern California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Satisfying. Love this author with Jane W. character. This novel was as good. Good story, action, character development. The juxtaposition of the two couples was enjoyable.
I have read so many good books from Thomas Perry. My favorites are The Butcher's Son and the Jane a Whitefield series, I hope this book is the Sr art of a new series,
It moved along suspensefully with a surprise ending
Loved the book and the back-and-forth of the two couples and their thinking processes. Hopefully there is another book coming about one or both of these couples as I can't wait to read!
Wow - I don't know what happened here, but this is the worst Thomas Perry book I've ever read! I've read all of his Jane Whitefield novels and thought they were fast paced and creative, but this book was BORING! The characters were, by in large, unlikeable, the premise and "action" ridiculous, and the ending way less than satisfying. What a disappointment--wish I had saved my money.