By Charles Belfoure
From the New York instances bestselling writer of The Paris Architect
"The global of previous long island comes alive during this beguiling story of puzzle and intrigue... Charles Belfoure certainly has the touch." —Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling writer of The Patriot probability and The Lincoln Myth
The Debt has to be Repaid — or Else
In 1886 big apple, a decent architect shouldn't have any connection to the infamous gang of thieves and killers that principles the underbelly of town. but if John Cross's son racks up an unfathomable playing debt to Kent's gentlemen, pass needs to pay it again himself. All he has to do is find his inside of wisdom of excessive society mansions and museums to craft a theft even the neatest detectives won't clear up. The take greater comprise a few money too —the greater the payout, the quicker this can be over.
With a newfound expertise for sniffing out weak and profitable ambitions, move turns into worthwhile to the crowd. yet Cross's complete lifestyles has develop into a balancing act, and it'll basically take one mistake for all of it to return crashing down —and for his family members to move down too.
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House of Thieves: A Novel by Charles Belfoure