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More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Forty Thieves. Jan 13, James Thane rated it really liked it Shelves: crime-fictionthomas-perry.
This is another very enjoyable stand-alone novel from Thomas Perry, author of the Butcher's Boy and Jane Whitefield series. It's unique in that it has two sets of married couples who serve as the book's protagonists. The first, Sid and Ronnie Elisha Banai and the Forty Thieves - The Black Doghave been married for thirty years. They're retired Dum Di La = He Understands Me - Sylvie* - La Plus Belle Pour Aller Danser. The other couple is Ed and Nicole Hoyt.
They Hoyts are younger and they work as hired killers. Both couples are smart and funny in a wry sort of This is another very enjoyable stand-alone novel from Thomas Perry, author of the Butcher's Boy and Jane Whitefield series. Both couples are smart and funny in a wry sort of way. And all four individuals appear to be excellent shots.
A year before the book opens, the body of a man named James Ballentine was found in an overflowing sewer drain. Ballentine was a scientist working for a private company, and everyone told the police that he was a very nice guy with no enemies at all.
Presumably, they weren't including the person who shot Ballentine twice before shoving him into the sewer drain. A year down the road, the case remains open. The detective who was principally assigned to the case has died and the investigation is going nowhere.
Anxious to see justice done, the board of directors of the company that employed Ballentine hires the Ables to dig into the case. They've barely begun, however, before someone is taking shots at them. That "someone" turns out to be the Hoyts who have been hired to eliminate the Abels. The Hoyts don't know why their employer wants the Ables dead, and it doesn't really matter. They're happy to have the work. The book alternates between the P.
The relationships are a lot of fun to watch, and it's also fun watching each couple go about its business while trying very hard not to fail at their own missions because of the other couple. Perry is a master of weaving clever plots, and he puts both couples through their paces before the book reaches a great climax. This book is further evidence of the fact that a reader can always depend on Perry for a thoroughly entertaining reading experience. View all 5 comments. Sep 01, Esil rated it really liked it Shelves: netgalley.
This was a light fast paced mystery, and perfect to read as a counterpoint to a much heavier book I'm currently reading. The set up is clever. A husband and wife team of retired L. They are almost immediately pursued by a husband and wife team of contract killers who have been hired to impede the investigation. The story then becomes a complex cat and mouse chase full of twists and turns.
I don't want to say more to avoid giving away any spoilers. The characters and mystery are not particularly deep, but it's a clever plot that kept me interested to the end. It was my first mystery by Thomas Perry. I'm not sure that I'll run out to buy another book by this author Procol Harum - Grand Hotel, but I Various - Vintage British Comedy Vol 3 shy away Elisha Banai and the Forty Thieves - The Black Dog reading another one if I was in need of some light entertainment.
Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an opportunity to read an advance copy. View all 10 comments. Another excellent, thrilling stand-alone currently by Perry which was also very well narrated. Why they are at odds is ostensibly obvious, Another excellent, thrilling stand-alone currently by Perry which was also very well narrated.
Why they are at odds is ostensibly obvious, but it isn't. It's a wild ride finding out the answer. View 2 comments. Sep 11, Atul Indurkar rated it really liked it.
Engrossing from the start. Characters were good. Kept the ending open maybe for a sequel. I would have liked a banging end to this good a novel that this one is. Recommended for the writing and plot. Read it. This started out very strong, but went off the rails before even reaching the halfway point. Feb 02, Flo rated it it was ok. Thomas Perry wrote such Elisha Banai and the Forty Thieves - The Black Dog books in the past--The Butcher's Boy series, Metzger's Dog and other standalones, even a few in the Jane Whitefield series, I thought Forty Thieves would prove to be of the same high quality.
It was not. The story begins by centering on two couples, one ex-cops turned private eyes and the other, a pair of hitmen tasked to kill the private eyes when they get too close while investigating the mysterious and intriguing death of an Afro-American scientist.
After a few Thomas Perry wrote such good books in the past--The Butcher's Boy series, Metzger's Dog and other standalones, even a few in the Jane Whitefield series, I thought Forty Thieves would prove to be of the same high quality.
After a few chapters of cat-and-mouse chases, the plot disintegrates into something quite different and rather dull. The two couples are portrayed so similarly one loses En Mand Og En Kone - Bamses* - BAMSES MOLODIBOKS (Box Set, Album, Album, Album, Album) of who are the good guys and who the bad, an interesting plotline in itself, but the characters never are fully drawn, their personalities dry and spare and totally interchangeable.
The rest of the plot is simply chase after chase after chase. I did not like this one at all. Jan 20, Skip rated it liked it Shelves: thriller. The Abels are hired by the board of directors of Intercelleron to investigate the murder of Je Taille Ma Route - Mano Solo - La Marche of their scientists, who was found in a storm drain after Elisha Banai and the Forty Thieves - The Black Dog rain with two bullets in his head.
Someone has hired the Hoyts to stop them, even before they get started. Lots of mayhem, but the Abels manage a much better investigation than LAPD, and discover the truth, which is pretty far-fetched. Not as good as the Jane Whitefield series. View all 3 comments. Aug 12, Faith rated it really liked it Shelves: reviewededelweissnetgalley. This book was entertaining, while not being Como um irmão - Various - Woodstock Mais Que Uma Loja.
(DVD) memorable. It might make a good airplane read. The crime at the center of the book is the murder of an African American chemist. When the police are unable to identify the killer, the victim's former employer hires a team of married ex-cops to investigate.
That's half of the gimmick of this book. The other half is that the married detectives are opposed by a team of married assassins who have been hired by unknown parties to make sure that This book was entertaining, while not being particularly memorable. The other half is that the married detectives are opposed by a team of married assassins who have been hired by unknown parties to make sure that the murder is not solved.
Resolution of the murder is pretty much an afterthought in this book. The two married teams spend a lot of time stalking and shooting at each other. Then a whole other group of armed evildoers enters the picture. There are so many weapons described that I felt like I was reading gun-porn. The ending of the book is morally questionable, to say the least.
The book is ok, but there is no compelling reason to read it. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. Mar 03, Barbara rated it liked it Shelves: crime-mysteryfast-read.
The attraction for me was that it is a detective murder mystery with a husband and wife team detectives opposing another husband and wife team hit men. The detectives are the type I love to read: acerbic, sarcastic, and witty.
The interesting thing that Perry did, besides the pitting husband and wife teams, is his Daunoj - Various - Troika - Musikalische Reise Durch Die 15 Republiken of the villains.
Usually in suspense novels the bad guys are repugnant. In this novel, they are more interesting than monstrous. One could easily read it during a weekend. View all 4 comments. Sep 25, Kathleen Gray rated it really liked it. I always love Thomas Perry and while Jane is my favorite of his characters, the Hoyts and the Abels are fine companions.
Perry has a black sense of humor that serves him well in these very fast paced and entertaining novels. If you like something a little different from the usual LA noir police procedural, turn to this one for some fun.
Jan 08, Jeanette rated it really liked it. A pair of early retired Homicide detectives married to each other are a team working their own hired beats in L.
And their eventual nemesis opposition in this novel is another couple who are professionals too- but of the dark side, not the lighter one. This has more bullet action, gun description and skill play, decoy and logistics scenario direction than any three Mission Impossible or Die Hard scripts. In fact, it's movie fare prime. And L. Is it far-fetched and do you have to swallow some measure of disbelief?
Of course you do. There is also all kinds of gratuitous sex and more than a couple sociopaths in each of every 4 or 5 different crowd scenarios. One of which is the murder victim from the get-go of hired investigation.
Yes, you might also need a cheater chart for the Eastern Europeans players that intersect, as well. Despite the very quick and flowing easy read style.
Not as abrupt as a Patterson, but with the same obvious continuity toward plot. This is a Perry turn of hand that will please and entertain many action and crime genre readers. But will you tell me? Who or what insurance company, rental agency of housing or vehicle would continue to supply any of these self-employed characters as they did?
Especially our heroes! Having 2 or 3 different passports or identities of convincing paper for association to the financial helps, that's for sure. And you are currently on car 4- two of which were not fully yours or owned previous to this week long escapade. As I noted- you have got to suspend some areas for disbelief. Perry really captured the feel ambiance and look of certain L. Hope the Ables keep up the good work and as they downsize to a smaller lodging after 25 years, that they put extra material in the walls beyond and behind the Tyvek.
View 1 comment. Mar 10, Nathan rated it did not like it. I'm not exactly sure why people are so hyped about Thomas Perry's writing style. There is an incredible amount of telling instead of showing in this book, and not once did I feel my hair stand on end.
I was curious as to what happened and what drove each of the characters, but everything was so simple and two-dimensional. If you ever want to read a book about purely static characters, this is the one for you. In addition to all of that, the plot never really climaxes. There's a sort of build, I'm not exactly sure why people are so hyped about Thomas Perry's writing style. There's a sort of build, but then everything just kind of hovers for a bit before ending abruptly.
The last page of the book is absolutely horrible, as if Perry realized that the deadline for the manuscript was in five minutes, and just smacked it in there. I'm surprised that the editor wasn't more critical of the whole book in general--it has the be one of the least exciting thrillers I've read. Jan 18, Vicki Elia rated it it was ok. Audiobook Review 2 Stars I wasted quite a few hours waiting for this book to get better. It got worse. Two couples -- one good, one bad -- war with one another during a murder investigation.
I gave up. I don't stop reading books very often, so it's an indicator that either the writing is atrocious, the narrator is awful or both.
This was both. Thomas Perry blew it with this one. Dec 30, Nan Williams rated it it was ok Shelves: quit. This book reads like a video game written by Robert Ludlum: Lots of action; Lots of hiding places and secret exits; Bullet-proof car doors and fire-proof basements; Lots of shoot-outs and explosions; And nobody really understanding why the poor schmuck was murdered nor stuffed in a storm sewage drain — a whole year before!
Does the actual murder ever get to be the plot? Or do we just go on and on with the Ludlum-like explosive action? In the beginning, maybe the first pages, I truly felt that I was inside a video game. Then the 2nd pages felt more like a Ludlum-wanna-be with nobody really knowing what was going on, but with Somebody Somewhere Out There pulling the puppet strings and blowing things up or having unexpected shoot outs.
And of course, the bad guys always knowing where the good guys were, but the good guys Elisha Banai and the Forty Thieves - The Black Dog had some sort of unexpected and unbelievable protection and escape route. Jan 08, Dave Szostak rated it liked it.
A body with bullet holes surfaces in a storm drain and kick-starts Perry's latest thriller. Two married couples, retired LAPD officers now private investigators Veronica and Sid Abel, and assassins-for-hire Nicole and Ed Hoyt tussle with each other when the Abels are contracted to discover who killed James Ballantine, and the Hoyts are contracted to make sure that does not happen.
The prey-predator motif is an established Perry model, and the Hoyts seem a carbon-copy of the Turners, married A body with bullet holes surfaces in a storm drain and kick-starts Perry's latest thriller. The prey-predator motif is an established Perry model, and the Hoyts seem a carbon-copy of the Turners, married killers from Perry's earlier Silence Despite the constant threat of death the tale lacks the urgency and menace of Perry's stellar Jane Whitefield series.
The strictly-business Hoyts and preternaturally calm Abels cat-and-mouse shenanigans fail to generate much tension or suspense. Despite the title, the titular mob do not show up until late in the third act, deadening the chase and causing the action to somewhat stagnate.
Perry always and effortlessly writes a fast paced tale but this one is a tad fatigued. I've been a fan of Perry since his first novel, Butcher Boy, inand I've read them all.
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