Title: The Thieves of Darkness
Author: Richard Doetsch
Publisher: Pocket Star Books
Paperback edition: Feb. 22, 2011
Genre: thriller, adventure
Source: review copy, Simon and Schuster
Objective rating: 4 out of 5
"Michael's heart plummeted his mind spun into confusion by the unexpected sight of the woman before him, the woman who sat on death row, the woman he had held in his arms less than two weeks ago.
Michael was left speechless as he stared into KC's eyes." (Ch. 1)
WILL A TREACHEROUS MISSION LEAD THEM INTO ANCIENT PARADISE . 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.. . .
OR STRAIGHT TO A RUTHLESS ENEMY?
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.
Comments: Reminds me of books like The DaVinci Code with plots in holy places, secret maps, mysterious relics and a dash to find holy sanctums. For those who love adventure, a thrilling and dangerous ride through exotic locales, and a search important enough to affect the future.