February 4, 2010

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Among Thieves by David Hosp  (Rating 5)
Published by Grand Central Publishing
ISBN 978-0-446-58015-1
At the request of The Book Group, a HC was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest review.
  Synopsis: Portion from the front jacket...In the early morning hours of March 18, 1990, two men dressed as police officers entered Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, tied up the guards, and escaped with 500 million dollars' worth of paintings. The heist provoked a massive search for both the thieves and the lost masterpieces. But the paintings never surfaced and the mystery remained unsolved. Now, almost twenty years later, there case threatens to break wide open.
  My thoughts: Scott Finn, who has known the streets of Boston and the foster care system as a child, but was able to turn his life around and become an attorney. He is asked to take on a theft case from a former acquaintance of his earlier years. And accepting to defend Devon Malley, it thrusts Finn into a situation that is far from easy. Enter Boston's "mob" associates, murders, having to become care taker to Malley's 14 year old daughter, and a kidnapping. And how does this all tie into an unsolved 20 year cold case art heist?
  My opinion and rating:  (Rating 5) Once again, I was given the opportunity to read an extraordinary book. It was Grisham meets Parker. From the first chapter to the last page, the fast paced action never stopped, at times the reader forgets to breathe. The ending is a total surprise, one that this reader never saw coming. I could not put this one down. Bravo!!!!!

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I received a copy of this book, at no charge to me,
in exchange for my HONEST review.
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4 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Wow, that sounds like a good one!

I subscribed to your blog a while ago and your posts haven't been coming through until just now, when 16 of them showed up in my reader! Strange!

Kaye said...

This one sounds great. I'm putting it on the list. Have a good weekend and happy reading.

Mash1195 said...

Bermudaonion...thank you for subscribing...will be trying to fix the glitches today.

Kaye...it was really a good book.
Have a great weekend all !!

Diane said...

What a terrific review! I've been wondering about this book; thanks for the review.