With the help of Devon Berenson, his compassionate and intelligent colleague, Adrian wages a battle against a personal demon -- his addiction to heroin -- and combs the underside of the art world to find a way out. Amid the terrors of withdrawal Adrian and Devon find themselves falling in love, but the cold hand of the Japanese mob turns up around every corner.
From a multimillion-dollar brownstone on the Upper East Side to a auction of priceless objects on the floor of Christie's to a menacing midtown back alley, Thief of Light combines a complex and thrilling plot with one of the fastest and most heart-pounding conclusions in recent fiction.
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I liked the concept and applauded Mr. Ramus' courage to face prison , while in Recovery from 1995 through 1996 , when I would hear him speak of this project.I lived in Atlanta at the time. He got a huge sum of money in advance, tremendous media exposure, including a People Weekly back page feature. I delighted in all of the contraversy surrounding his profiting from a crime and was one of the few people who was silently in his corner. He must have been very lonely and I can vouch for the fact that many of the folks in the Recovering Community were less than kind in their thoughts , hopefully not their deeds and most certainly at the gossip fence. I wish that I could have chatted with him more , but i was in a heap of legal trouble myself and was somewhat intimidated by him and his celebrity. Next to my sponsor , David Ramus inspired me to follow my dream and adopt the craft of writing as not only a form of expression , but a means to make a living ammends to the thousands of people I swindled in my past career. Today I write Restaurant Reviews , some Entertainment and Social Commentary here in Los Angeles.My life story , particularly the references to Drug Addicts, swindlers and the parade of Hooples I associated with has been in the works for over 7 years and will not be as legally bullet proof as " Thief of Light". I throw the Police , Fire Department , Drug Dealers , close former friends and others under the bus and it's imperitive that I wait for some time to pass while some die and others retire. Unlike David Ramus , I no longer have jail time and myriad legal risks hanging over my head.I completely understand why his book is so far afield from what really happened and eventually became of him. I thought it was fascinating and had trouble putting it down , although I wasn't as objective as most would be.I still think it will make one helluva film. It's sad to see that it is not in stock on your site.
This is David Ramus's first book, and it is very good. Anyone intersted in art, or more so in suspence novels will love this book. the characters draw you in , and by the end, you are almost upset that the book is over.