Forty Thieves (Hardcover)

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I am a long time fan of this author's Jane Whitfield series and his earlier Edgar Award winning THE BUTCHER'S BOY; but now new characters have caught my attention. Married ex-police officers now run their own detective agency and nearly lose everything when they run headlong into paid assassins.

"Perry offers a master class in narrative sleight of hand..." Booklist (starred review).

No indication that this will be a series, but we can hope.

— marla


From Thomas Perry, the New York Times bestselling author of the Jane Whitefield series, comes a whip-smart and lethally paced standalone novel, Forty Thieves.

Sid and Ronnie Abel are a first-rate husband-and-wife detective team, both retirees of the LAPD. Ed and Nicole Hoyt are married assassins-for-hire living in the San Fernando Valley. Except for deadly aim with a handgun, the two couples have little in common--until they are both hired to do damage control on the same murder case. The previous spring, after days of torrential rain, a body was recovered from one of the city's overwhelmed storm sewers. The victim was identified as James Ballantine, a middle-aged African-American who worked as a research scientist for a prestigious company and was well liked by his colleagues. But two bullets to the back of the head looked like nothing if not foul play. Now, with the 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. As the book races toward a high-octane climax, the Abels must fend for their own lives as they circle ever closer to the truth.

About the Author

Thomas Perry is the bestselling author of over twenty novels, including the Edgar Award winner The Butcher's Boy, A String of Beads, Poison Flower, and The Boyfriend. He lives in Southern California.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780802124524
ISBN-10: 0802124526
Publisher: Mysterious Press
Publication Date: January 8th, 2016
Pages: 368
Language: English