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Forty Thieves

Fiction: Mystery / Suspense & Thriller
Unabridged   9.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 01/05/2016

Forty Thieves

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Audio CD ISBN:9781681680224
Digital Download ISBN:9781681680231


A devilishly plotted chase-and-pursuit novel by "a master of nail-biting suspense" (Los Angeles Times), featuring a husband-and-wife detective team that is hired to look into the murder of a research scientist

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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 Hoyt's 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.


"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 Perry's 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 Perry's comparatively restrained adventures for smart adults."—Life Sentence, on A String of Beads

Author Bio

Thomas Perry was born in Tonawanda, New York in 1947. He received a B.A. from Cornell University in 1969 and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Rochester in 1974. He has worked as a park maintenance man, factory laborer, commercial fisherman, university administrator and teacher, and a writer and producer of prime time network television shows. He lives in Southern California.