The Thieves of Darkness

The Thieves of Darkness

A Thriller

Book - 2010 | 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
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An irresistible treasure, two master thieves, and a secret as old as mankind . . .

Michael St. Pierre, a reformed master thief, thinks he has left his criminal days far behind him, when he receives word that his best friend, Simon, has been locked up and sentenced to die in a brutal desert prison. Breaking into jail for the first time in his checkered career, Michael is stunned to discover that his new girlfriend, KC, is connected to Simon's case.

With a madman on their heels, the three adventurers make their way to Istanbul in search of the mysterious artifact that landed Simon behind bars in the first place: a map containing the location of a holy place lost to the mists of time, a repository of knowledge and treasure predating Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Testing their courage and wits, Michael and his team are forced to plot a series of daring thefts that take them inside some of the city's most celebrated (and heavily guarded) sanctums, from the imperial harem of Topkapi Palace to the tombs of the Hagia Sophia itself. More than priceless artifacts are at stake--the lives of loved ones and perhaps the fate of humanity itself hang in the balance.

A globe-trotting adventure that wings from the glittering banks of the Bosporus to the highest peaks of the Himalayas, The Thieves of Darkness confirms Richard Doetsch's place as the modern-day master of pulse-pounding suspense.

Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2010
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416598954
1416598952
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 471 p. ; 24 cm

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Nov 03, 2012

Wow very exciting with many cliff hangers. Want more like this

Katje Feb 24, 2012

This was interesting for the historical and place details but fell short on fleshing out characters. There were also holes in the plot. But - it kept me interested to the end.

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