They thought they could cover up what an out-of-control trader at a Manhattan brokerage firm did to Olivia Sanchez. She worked hard, played by the rules, but so what? Blackball her from the industry and be done with her.
Who's going to stop them?
Nobody, until Olivia turns to her cousin Manny, an ex-con and ex-gang leader whose first reaction is to take care of the arrogant bastard who hurt his cousin—permanently. His partner, James Beck, part of a tight clique of ex-cons based in Brooklyn's Red Hook, convinces Manny to hold off. Things can be complicated in the real world. But even the savvy Beck has no idea what's really going on.
There's much more at stake than Beck imagines, starting with enough money to ignite a level of ruthless greed that can wipe Beck and his partners off the face of the earth. It's tens of millions of dollars, connected to arms dealing for a clandestine U.S. agency.
Beck and his loyal band are forced into an escalating nonstop war against an arms dealer, war criminals, Russian mobsters, and even the NYPD. The only way to stay out of prison and survive is to outsmart, outfight, never concede, and ultimately rob their enemies of the source of their power: 116 million dollars.
Praise For Among Thieves: A Novel…
“[An] outstanding thriller... Fans of Lee Child's Jack Reacher will find a lot to like” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“With crisp prose, masterful plotting, and building suspense, this is a real treat for fans of gritty crime fiction, who will want more from Clarkson.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Among Thieves is hardboiled urban noir from the pen of a master … highly recommended.” —Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author of Personal
“Among Thieves is an adrenaline fueled rush of reality and James Beck is one of the baddest, boldest, brashest creations ever seen in the pages of any thriller. It's a rock 'n roll, foot-stomper of a book and once you start you cannot stop reading. You can't ask for more out of a crime novel than you get from Among Thieves. It is as good as good gets.” —Lorenzo Carcaterra, New York Times bestselling author of Sleepers and The Wolf
“Fans of the great Lawrence Block and Lee Child will get their money's worth and then some.” —Peter Blauner, author of Slow Motion Riot and Executive Producer of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
“John Clarkson's Among Thieves is an intense, well-written thriller about tough, cunning men whose conflicting schemes turn Brooklyn into a battlefield.” —Thomas Perry, author of Butcher's Boy and Vanishing Act
Minotaur Books, 9781250047243, 432pp.
Publication Date: February 3, 2015