Once a Thief (Quinn/Thief, Book 1) by Kay Hooper
By Kay Hooper
With a important assortment at stake...Is every thing for the taking?
It had taken centuries for maximum Bannister's kin to obtain their treasures, and now he's been requested to chance his assortment as bait for a grasp felony. For his personal purposes, Max permits a public exhibition, and to guard the relatives fortune he needs to depend upon the abilities of his part brother--a world-class safety expert--and his shrewdpermanent and savvy show director, Morgan West.
But shortly, Morgan comes face-to-face with the mysterious Quinn, Interpol's such a lot sought after thief for the prior decade--and a guy who makes it very transparent he has a watch at the Bannister assortment. And if that's no longer sufficient, Morgan starts to achieve that she's surrounded by means of secrets and techniques and lies, and that somebody very on the subject of Max is relocating behind the curtain, cause on homicide in addition to robbery...someone whose final plan threatens to smash all of them.
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Sean said. “I get that. ” The kid snorted. ” That got the kid interested. Sean didn’t elaborate, but said, “We’ll work this out, okay? ” The kid’s face changed, from caution to dark sadness. “You can’t,” he said quietly, looking down. ” Sean mistook the downcast eyes as shame or consideration, he realized, when the kid bolted like a rabbit along the edge of the logging road. He fired his gun into a nearby tree, hoping the sound would make the kid stop. It didn’t. Sean went after him. Faster, he quickly caught up and was about to tackle him when the kid turned sharply right, off the road.
He moved his leg. It wasn’t broken. That was a big fat plus. But something was wrong with it. ” He tried to sound normal, but his voice was scratchy and weak. He could make out faint light from above, but his vision was cloudy. The entrance to the shaft was partly blocked by trees and shrubs, but there was enough light for him to see shadows. He judged that the shaft was about eight feet square and twenty-five feet deep, but his vision blurred again as he tried to focus on his immediate surroundings.
He asked instead. Lucy didn’t sound as though she noticed his hesitation. “After breakfast. ” Sean laughed. She leaned up and looked at him, her eyebrows raised. ” He grinned, then reached up and tickled her ribs. Her spontaneous laugh was genuine, such a rare sound that every time he heard it he remembered how much Lucy needed him to remind her of the good in life, and forget the evil from her past. ” she declared. Before Sean could tighten his abs in resistance, she tickled the sensitive sides of his stomach.