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Title:
Thief
Author:
Sullivan, Mark T., author.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Minotaur Books, 2014.
Physical Description:
336 pages ; 25 cm.
Summary:
"With the help of his team, [former CIA agent and freelance operative Robin] Monarch breaks into the legendary Christmas party of Beau Arsenault, a shady investor and behind-the-scenes player at the very highest levels of power politics. Arsenault is not above bending or breaking the rules if there's illicit profit to be made. Monarch has decided that those illicit profits will be better used to take care of orphans and street kids"--
General Note:
"A Robin Monarch novel."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781250052315
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Book

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Robin Monarch is a man with a complicated past and dangerous present. He's been a soldier, a CIA agent, a freelance operative but first and foremost, Robin Monarch is a thief of the highest order. Orphaned at twelve, Monarch originally stole for survival, then he stole for his friends and cohorts, now he steals to order, and to give back to the to the woman who saved his life many years ago.

With the help of his team, Monarch breaks into the legendary Christmas party of Beau Arsenault, a shady investor and behind-the-scenes player at the very highest levels of power politics. Arsenault is not above bending or breaking the rules if there's illicit profit to be made. Monarch has decided that those illicit profits will be better used to take care of orphans and street kids. Using the party as cover to break into Arsenault's secret vaults, Monarch comes away with two unexpected things. One is a bullet--he gets shot when he's caught trying to escape with tens of millions of negotiable instruments. The second is a lead on what might be his most audacious exploit ever. A previously undiscovered tribe in South America may well have the secret to the most sought after knowledge in history--that of eternal life. And Robin Monarch must use all his skills--as an operative, as a thief--to keep this secret from falling into the worst possible hands.


Author Notes

Mark Sullivan was born and raised in Medfield, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. He earned a BA in English from Hamilton College in 1980. After graduating, he served as a volunteer in the Peace Corps returning to the United States in 1982. He then studied at the Medill School of Journalism of Northwestern University in Chicago. He began writing fiction at 30 and his first novel, The Fall Line (1994), was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He has co-authored with James Patterson on the novels Private Games, Private Berlin and The Games.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

*Starred Review* Robin Monarch is a master thief with a background in special ops, and his latest adventure hits close to home in Sullivan's terrific page-turner. Monarch and his team infiltrate the Christmas party of wealthy investor Beau Arsenault, a man who owns politicians, rock stars, and anyone else who bends to his money and power. Monarch believes that Arsenault is responsible for a heinous crime and decides to use the party as a cover to rob the vault where the evidence will likely be housed. Any profit from the theft will be used to help a nun who once saved Monarch's life and the orphanage she runs. Monarch breaks in and grabs materials and money from the vault, but also takes a bullet for his trouble. That bullet is soon to be the least of Monarch's troubles as Arsenault learns who robbed him, and vows to take things to a personal level. Sullivan has crafted a remarkable antihero in Monarch, and the mix of action with thought-provoking insight into what constitutes good or evil makes this a winner on every level. Fans of the Robert Ludlum Bourne novels or the books Sullivan writes with James Patterson will love this epic tale.--Ayers, Jeff Copyright 2010 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Early in Sullivan's exciting third Robin Monarch novel (after 2013's Outlaw), the latter-day Robin Hood burgles the Greenwich, Conn., mansion of billionaire Beau Arsenault during a Christmas party. Once Arsenault identifies the escaped thief, the mogul takes his revenge by arranging the kidnapping of Sister Rachel Diego del Mar from her medical clinic in a Buenos Aires slum. Monarch pulls out all the stops to save Sister Rachel, who once rescued him from a dead-end life in the Brotherhood of Thieves. In action spanning the globe, three of Monarch's associates stalk Swiss banker Tristan Hormel in Europe; Claudio Fortunato, his oldest friend, hunts for clues in Buenos Aires; and Monarch joins scientist Estella Santos and her crew on a journey up the Amazon in search of a tribe that may hold the secret to human longevity. Two old enemies seek to beat Monarch to this prize. Sullivan puts a fresh spin on a familiar premise. Agent: Meg Ruley, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Dec.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.