The Thieves of Legend

A Thriller

By Richard Doetsch
(Pocket Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9781416598992, 480pp.)

Publication Date: October 29, 2013

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Hardcover

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“Insomniac alert: This is your book. The Thieves of Darkness will have your adrenaline surging, so forget this as a bedtime read. He's a thief, she's a thief, the settings are world class, including Topkapi and Amsterdam, and the villainy most heinous. Get comfy. This is a real page turner.!”
-- Becky Milner, Vintage Books, Vancouver, WA


From an author who delivers a whole new meaning to the term ‘thriller’” (San Francisco Book Review): in the next rollicking adventure in the Thieves series reformed thief Michael St. Pierre and his crew steal two artifacts that hold the key to one of history’s greatest mysteries.

In a world of dark and light, where East meets West, a horrific act of violence propels former thief Michael St. Pierre into a mystery that began 500 years ago.

Michael and his ex-girlfriend KC Ryan are blackmailed by a US Army colonel to travel to opposite ends of China, each responsible for stealing a piece of an ancient puzzle: a diary and a compass. With their lives depending on each other’s success, they face off against the complex underworld of the Chinese triads, a twisted female assassin, and a madman whose only desire is to possess the secrets held within the pages of the diary—knowledge that would give him enormous power and lead to the downfall of nations.

Moving from the casinos of Macau to its dangerous backstreets; from the palace at the heart of China’s Forbidden City to the medieval castles of Spain; from the seaside mansions along the Amalfi Coast to an uncharted Pacific island, Michael is in a race against time. He has less than five days to uncover a 500-year-old mystery and save KC from certain death.

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.

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