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Caravan of Thieves

by David Rich

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Caravan of Thieves by David Rich
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  • Published Aug 2012
    304 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Rollie Waters is the smartest guy in any room. He knows all the angles, and he's never less than two steps ahead of trouble - a skill he learned from the con artist father who raised him, though he hasn't seen Dan in years. Like Dan, Rollie knows how to offer cheap gifts with one hand while stealing the family silver with the other. But, unlike Dan, Rollie is not a criminal.

Rollie’s childhood was a mesh of perfectly believable lies stretched so thin that he barely knows who he is. It’s only when he’s working undercover, inhabiting a false identity, that Rollie is comfortable in his own skin. The danger of deep undercover work makes use of his talents and keeps him out of trouble. Most of the time.

After he’s yanked out of his latest assignment and tossed in the brig, he’s only partly surprised when the officials in charge mention one name: Dan Waters. U.S. government money - a lot of money - has gone missing, and they think Rollie’s father took it. The only way to find Dan is to trace the frail tendrils of truth scattered among Rollie’s childhood memories. To do that, he’ll have to go deep into the undercover identity of a lifetime: his own.

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"Rich tosses in both humor and surprising plot twists, and though his characters lack the psychological depth of, say, le Carré’s Magnus Pym, they are distinctive enough for the reader to care what happens to them." - Publishers Weekly

"An easy-to-root-for hero in a fast-paced thriller makes for entertaining reading." - Kirkus

"Caravan of Thieves busts right out of the chute and never stops bucking. It's a rocket-ride and a terrific debut that will leave the reader shaken and gasping for air." - C.J. Box, New York Times bestselling author of Force of Nature and Back of Beyond

"A stylish, gritty, breakneck tale, Caravan of Thieves had me guessing the whole way. David Rich's terse, hard-boiled prose keeps the story moving faster than a wanted criminal. And the ending is a stunner! Highly recommended!" - Christopher Reich, New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Betrayal

"First page through to the last, Caravan of Thieves was an incredibly entertaining escape and worth every minute." - Taylor Stevens, New York Times bestselling author of The Informationist

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David Rich

David Rich has sold screenplays to most of the major studios and to many production companies in the United States and Europe. He wrote the feature film Renegades, starring Kiefer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Philips. Forsaking Los Angeles for small-town Connecticut, David turned his attention to fiction. Caravan of Thieves is the result.

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