The Thieves of Darkness

The Thieves of Darkness

By Richard Doetsch

Pocket Star Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781416598978, 566pp.

Publication Date: February 22, 2011



Reformed master thief Michael St. Pierre thinks his crimi-nal days are behind him when his best friend Simon is sentenced to die in a brutal desert prison. Breaking into jail for the first time in his checkered career, Michael frees his friend only to discover his own girlfriend in the next cell. . . .


With a madman on their heels, the trio plots a series of daring thefts inside the world’s most celebrated and heavily guarded sanctums to find the mysterious artifact that landed them behind bars: a map to a secret holy place predating Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. From the glittering banks of the Bosporus to the highest peaks of the Himalayas, they embark on a globe-trotting adventure to preserve the priceless relics at stake and protect the fate of humanity.

About the Author
Richard Doetsch is the international bestselling author of five previous thrillers, including "The Thieves of Faith", "The Thieves of Heaven", which is currently being developed for film by Twentieth Century Fox, "The Thieves of Darkness, " which Doetsch is co-adapting with Shane Salerno ("Savages", "Armageddon", "Hawaii Five-0"), "The 13th Hour", which is being adapted by New Line Cinema, and "Half-Past Dawn". Doetsch is a triathlete, adventure racer, and extreme sport enthusiast and lives in New York with his family. Visit to find out more.

Praise For The Thieves of Darkness

“Whip-smart and lightning-paced, The Thieves of Darkness left me breathless and awed by the scope and scale of its story. Truly a masterwork by an exploding talent.”

—James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of Altar of Eden

“[A] masterpiece. . . . Richard Doetsch handles all the elements of a classic thriller superbly, and his characters are fleshed out and involving. He has earned his seat at the table with other A-list thriller writers.”

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