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Thieves Get Rich, Saints Get Shot Summary and Reviews

Thieves Get Rich, Saints Get Shot

A Novel

by Jodi Compton

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  • Published Jul 2011
    304 pages
    Genre: Literary Fiction

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Thieves Get Rich, Saints Get Shot is the gripping sequel to Jodi Compton's Hailey's War.  When we last left her, West Point dropout Hailey Cain had defied a powerful mobster to protect a pregnant teenager and child. The events of Hailey's War nearly cost Cain her life, but Thieves Get Rich, Saints Get Shot sees Hailey back in Los Angeles, now second-in-command to rising gangster Serena "Warchild" Delgadillo.

At the heart of this thrilling novel is a complex case of stolen identity, ruthless motives, and violent crime that puts Hailey back on the road, with her old friend Warchild by her side, to reclaim her name and chase down the murderer who has taken it. 

Fast-paced, suspenseful, and teeming with powerful young characters, Thieves Get Rich, Saints Get Shot is a ringing affirmation of Jodi Compton's high-octane talent.

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"Readers fascinated by Hailey's conflict between her aching heart and her canny head will hope she continues raising Cain." - Publishers Weekly

"Hailey is a complex character whose exploits make adrenaline-producing reading, and the resolution here bodes well for the future of this compelling series." - Booklist

"Starred Review. Addictive. Though Compton (Hailey’s War, 2010, etc.) veers closer here than a good writer should to a kind of Rambo-ized chick lit, Hailey’s comet continues to shine." - Kirkus

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Jodi Compton Author Biography

Jodi Compton grew up in northern California and graduated from UC Berkeley. Three years in Minnesota for graduate studies in journalism inspired her Minneapolis detective, Sarah Pribek. She returned to California for her first newspaper job, in San Luis Obispo, and the L.A.-influenced youth culture of that town gave rise to Hailey Cain.

While Jodi has lived in some of California's most beautiful coastal towns — Santa Cruz, Ventura, San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay — she now lives in Bend, in the mountains of central Oregon, and is waiting to see what that new setting will inspirem

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