Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Thieves of Darkness by Richard Doetsch [Review]

Title: The Thieves of Darkness
Author: Richard Doetsch
Genre: Thriller/Suspense
Release: August 24, 2010
Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Atria
ISBN-10: 1416598952
Reviewer: Mona

5 out of 5 Robots!

About the Book:
Reformed master thief Michael St. Pierre thinks his criminal 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.

Mona's Review:
One might wonder what in the world a priest from the Vatican and a thief turned security specialist has in common, right? Well, for Michael St. Pierre- reformed thief, a blind play date is in his future. A date set up by no other than his friend, Simon Bellatori, who also happens to be an unconventional priest in charge of the Vatican Archives. You would think a date set up by a priest would be a good thing, needless to say Simon knows his friends and a match like no other is in the making.

I love the way that the characters of this book flow off of one another. There is always give and take and the storyline is a constant amusement park with all of its ups and downs as well as the hidden surprises along the way. Richard Doetsch’s The Thieves of Darkness is an incredible read. He has a great style of writing that draws you in immediately and never lets you go until the end. I was just dieing to know what was to happen  next!

The unexpected surprises that continue to arrive around every corner adds to the delightful journey this reader found intoxicating. Doetsch takes you on an excursion through mystery, suspense, murder, romance and faith all in one book! If you liked his 13th Hour you’re going to love The Thieves of Darkness.

Be sure to also check out his other two available books, The Thieves of Heaven and The Thieves of Faith, as well as his upcoming release Half-Past Dawn.

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