Synopses & Reviews
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 commonuntil 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 citys 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, Ballantines 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 Ballantines 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.
Praise for Thomas Perry:
Perry keeps readers engrossed with wickedly smart protagonists . . . [He] can really write.”San Francisco Examiner
There are probably half a dozen suspense writers now alive who can be depended upon to deliver high-voltage shocks, vivid, sympathetic characters, and compelling narrative . . . Perry is one of them.”Stephen King
"Cunning strategies, clever disguises, ingenious escape tactics, and breathtaking cross-country chases. Perry delivers to order."New York Times Book Review, on Poison Flower
Thomas Perrys smooth, unpretentious and action-packed page-turners just keep coming . . . In an era where the outsized comic book ethos of superheroes, magic, and vengeance seemingly has sway over the entire culture, it is a relief to enjoy one of Perrys comparatively restrained adventures for smart adults.”Life Sentence, on A String of Beads
About the Author
Thomas Perry is the bestselling author of over twenty novels, including the Edgar Award winner The Butchers Boy, A String of Beads, Poison Flower, and The Boyfriend. He lives in Southern California.