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by David Rich

eBook Caravan of Thieves download ISBN: 0525952888
Author: David Rich
Publisher: Dutton; 1 edition (August 30, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 304
ePub: 1392 kb
Fb2: 1834 kb
Rating: 4.8
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Category: Literature
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Caravan of Thieves builds a labyrinth of deception spanning the deserts of the American Southwest to the deserts of. .But that is just what David Rich has accomplished in this fine book

Caravan of Thieves builds a labyrinth of deception spanning the deserts of the American Southwest to the deserts of Afghanistan – one part noir thriller, one part father-son tale, and one part adventure saga. Prepare to be ensnared. T. Jefferson Parker, author of The Jaguar. But that is just what David Rich has accomplished in this fine book. Rich's writing is lean and tight and he deftly avoids the pitfall of sentimental claptrap while exploring the complex relationship that Rollie has with his father. Rollie is drawn like the best characters out of Raymond Chandler, covering some of the same geographic turf that Chandler did so well so long ago.

Caravan of Thieves book. From debut author David Rich, a spectacular crime thriller about a charming con artist, a complicated heist, and the son charged with constructing a fragile truth out of a lifetime of lies. Rollie Waters is the smartest guy in any room. Working as an undercover marine, he knows all the angles, and he's never less than two steps ahead of trouble-a skill he learned f.

After I left Dan and the blonde at the houseboat, I wandered toward California, stealing cars, riding the bus, hitchhiking with no intention. I was not ready to skid off the edge of the world. Officially I was not yet a runaway. Dan wouldn’t be looking for me for quite a while and school was out, but I was sleeping in strangers’ parked cars and work was intermittent. I drifted up from San Diego to Los Angeles.

David Rich has sold screenplays to most of the major studios and to many production companies in the United . Forsaking Los Angeles for small-town Connecticut, David turned his attention to fiction

David Rich has sold screenplays to most of the major studios and to many production companies in the United States and Europe. He wrote the feature film Renegades, starring Kiefer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Philips. Forsaking Los Angeles for small-town Connecticut, David turned his attention to fiction. Caravan of Thieves is the result. More Author Information. Membership Advantages. Beyond the Book" backstories. Find books by time period, setting & theme.

David Rich is the author of the Lt. Rollie Waters novels "Caravan of Thieves" and "Middle Ma. Critics have compared his work to Robert Ludlum, John le Carre,. Before turning to fiction, David wrote the feature film, "Renegades", starring Kiefer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Philips, as well as episodes of MacGyver and other shows. He wrote three plays: The Interview, The Rescue, and . Women's Armed Resistance).

DAVID RICH has sold screenplays to most of the major studios and to production companies in the United States and Europe. The author of Caravan of Thieves, he lives in Connecticut. Category: Suspense & Thriller Crime Mysteries. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

From debut author David Rich, a spectacular crime thriller about a charming con artist, a complicated heist, and the son charged with constructing a fragile truth out of a lifetime of lies. Working as an undercover marine, he knows all the angles, and he's never less than two steps ahead of trouble-a skill he learned from the con artist father who raised him, though he hasn't seen Dan in years. Like Dan, Rollie knows how to offer cheap gifts with one hand while stealing the family silver with the other

Like his con artist father, Rollie Waters knows all the angles, and he's never fewer than two steps ahead of trouble. But unlike his father, Rollie is not a criminal.

Like his con artist father, Rollie Waters knows all the angles, and he's never fewer than two steps ahead of trouble. Only when he's working undercover for the Marines, inhabiting a false identity, is Rollie comfortable in his own skin.

Like his con artist father, Rollie Waters knows all the angles, and he’s never fewer than two steps ahead of trouble Free shipping.

From debut author David Rich, a spectacular crime thriller about a charming con artist, a complicated heist, and the son charged with constructing a fragile truth out of a lifetime of lies.Rollie Waters is the smartest guy in any room. Working as an undercover marine, he knows all the angles, and he's never less than two steps ahead of trouble--a skill he learned from the con artist father who raised him, though he hasn't seen Dan in years. Like Dan, Rollie knows how to offer cheap gifts with one hand while stealing the family silver with the other. But, unlike Dan, Rollie is not a criminal. Rollie’s childhood was a mesh of perfectly believable lies stretched so thin that he barely knows who he is. It’s only when he’s working undercover, inhabiting a false identity, that Rollie is comfortable in his own skin. The danger of deep undercover work makes use of his talents and keeps him out of trouble. Most of the time. After he’s yanked out of his latest assignment and tossed in the brig, he’s only partly surprised when the officials in charge mention one name: Dan Waters. U.S. government money—a lot of money—has gone missing, and they think Rollie’s father took it. The only way to find Dan is to trace the frail tendrils of truth scattered among Rollie’s childhood memories. To do that, he’ll have to go deep into the undercover identity of a lifetime: his own.
Comments: (7)
black coffe
It is not often you find a first novel with great plot, strong compelling characters and writing that leaps off the page. But that is just what David Rich has accomplished in this fine book. Rich's writing is lean and tight and he deftly avoids the pitfall of sentimental claptrap while exploring the complex relationship that Rollie has with his father. Rollie is drawn like the best characters out of Raymond Chandler, covering some of the same geographic turf that Chandler did so well so long ago. Critic Robert Moss said of Chandler's "The Big Sleep": "The story is structurally and thematically unified, the characters fully developed, and the style distinctive and sharp." That applies perfectly to "Caravan of Thieves". I'm a big fan of both Chandler and Michael Connelly - Rich's book belongs in the company of their best. More, please, David!!!
Rindyt
Talented author David Rich has given us crime fanatics a great gift-Caravan Of Thieves.
The main characters are so captivating that you know from the first pages that you will follow them to the ends of the earth...and you do. Read this now.
Beazezius
I hope he writes more books. Loved every minute of it. Reminds me a little of Lee Childs, and I've read every one of his.
Ferri - My name
A strong first effort. Nice set up for a series character.
Nafyn
Mr Rich has created a very intriguing picaresque character that is the star of this appealing novel. Rollie Waters is a marine working as an undercover agent in Afghanistan. His background includes a childhood with a father who has taught him how to lie, cheat and gain things he wants via being a con artist. As a consequence of this background Rollie is most comfortable working under cover utilizing identities other than his own.
Unexpectedly while working undercover in the field he is seized by his own command and thrown into the brig. It is indicated that his father, Dan Waters, has stolen a great deal of money while in Iraq. Rollie is told that he is responsible for finding his father, and returning the money to the general in charge of his unit. In order to find his father, comply with the orders, and get himself out of trouble Rollie has to retrace his youth, wade through years of lies and deceptions and contact Dan. It is years since he saw his father and the task is formidable. Action takes Rollie back and forth between the US and Afghanistan and features an amazing amount of twists and turns. All are logically handled and incorporated into the book.
Writing is crisp and engrossing and sweeps the reader along right from the start including a full picture of the complicated relationship between, to say the least, a very unusual father and son pair.
Dagdalas
Twenty-five million dollars is stuffed into a body bag in a coffin supposedly holding an American soldier! Just a small part of the money hidden and discovered after Sadaam Hussein's ignominious ending after the second Iraqi War.

Marine Lieutenant Rollie Waters is inadvertently, at first so it seems, drawn into a military mission to find this huge amount of money. First they snag Rollie by saying he lied about doings when his jeep window was shot out. Then they tell him that because he was on a mission in Afghanistan and knows the Middle East so well he knows the whereabouts of this money. His new mission? Find the money or send years in the brig!

It doesn't take long for Rollie to figure out why the officers, one of whom is so vile that Rollie knows several military officers are involved. But he doesn't know precisely who, how or why. First they ask him to find his father, a con artist whom Rollie hates for multiple reasons the reader will discover throughout the story. Then when he does find him, he realizes they have been tailed. Violence erupts and many will die. Torture will follow. But Rollie manages to elude his captors and tracks his way back to where the story began in the Middle East.

To say more would ruin a story that travels throughout America from Camp Pendleton all the way to the Middle East. Rollie is a formidable character because although he despises his father, he has remembered everything his Dad taught him. He is a Marine and a survivor - a thrilling combination that keeps this plot spinning and impossible to pin down, at times even seeming convoluted. More devious male and female characters enter the story midway and the reader will be amazed that Rollie can make sense out of it all. But why not for he has been raised by the Master of Cons!

Caravan of Thieves reads like an espionage novel with two parallel stories keeping the reader guessing and eager to discover when, where, how, and why they will join! Great story!