By Kay Hooper
In a dangerous video game of ability and deception...A grasp thief is simply the 1st wild card…
The helpful, not often displayed Bannister assortment is ready to be exhibited—and the show’s director, Morgan West, can’t forget about her starting to be uneasiness. She’s convinced she hasn’t obvious the final of the notorious cat burglar Quinn. yet she by no means anticipated him to show up at her condominium one darkish evening in determined desire of her help—help she can’t refuse. The mysterious grasp thief is taking part in a perilous online game, and it’s a online game that simply could get him killed.
With Morgan’s aid, Quinn units a seize meant to capture somebody way more elusive…and extra deadly…than a thief. yet an unseen possibility shadows him within the fog-shrouded San Francisco evening, an unknown adversary extra crafty than any he has but encountered. Now, simply whilst the stakes are greater than even Quinn can think, nobody should be trusted—and everything’s in danger.
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Always a Thief by Kay Hooper