City of Thieves

City of Thieves
Author: David Benioff
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781440630583
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Release: 2008-05-15
Editor: Penguin
Language: un

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From the critically acclaimed author of The 25th Hour and When the Nines Roll Over and co-creator of the HBO series Game of Thrones, a captivating novel about war, courage, survival — and a remarkable friendship that ripples across a lifetime. During the Nazis’ brutal siege of Leningrad, Lev Beniov is arrested for looting and thrown into the same cell as a handsome deserter named Kolya. Instead of being executed, Lev and Kolya are given a shot at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter’s wedding cake. In a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation, Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt through the dire lawlessness of Leningrad and behind enemy lines to find the impossible. By turns insightful and funny, thrilling and terrifying, the New York Times bestseller City of Thieves is a gripping, cinematic World War II adventure and an intimate coming-of-age story with an utterly contemporary feel for how boys become men.

City of Thieves

City of Thieves
Author: David Benioff
Pages: 389
ISBN: 0340977396
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Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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From the writer of the award-winning Game of Thrones series for HBO based on the books of George R. R. Martin. 'David Benioff is an exceptional storyteller . . . CITY OF THIEVES is tender, illuminating, and, be warned, often shocking.' Khaled Hosseini Four months into the siege of Leningrad, the city is starving. Seventeen-year-old Lev fears for his life when he is arrested for looting the body of a dead German paratrooper, while his charismatic cellmate, Kolya, a handsome young soldier arrested for desertion, seems bizarrely unafraid. Dawn brings, instead of an execution squad, an impossible challenge. Lev and Kolya can find a dozen eggs for an NKVD colonel to use for his daughter's wedding cake, and live. Or fail, and die. In the depths of the coldest winter in history, through a city cut off from all supplies and suffering appalling deprivation, man and boy embark on an absurd hunt. Their search will take them through desolate, lawless Leningrad and the devastated countryside surrounding it, in the captivating journey of two men trying to survive against desperate odds.

City of Thieves

City of Thieves
Author: David Benioff
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781848943971
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Release: 2009-10-15
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the writer of the award-winning Game of Thrones series for HBO based on the books of George R. R. Martin. 'David Benioff is an exceptional storyteller . . . CITY OF THIEVES is tender, illuminating, and, be warned, often shocking.' Khaled Hosseini Four months into the siege of Leningrad, the city is starving. Seventeen-year-old Lev fears for his life when he is arrested for looting the body of a dead German paratrooper, while his charismatic cellmate, Kolya, a handsome young soldier arrested for desertion, seems bizarrely unafraid. Dawn brings, instead of an execution squad, an impossible challenge. Lev and Kolya can find a dozen eggs for an NKVD colonel to use for his daughter's wedding cake, and live. Or fail, and die. In the depths of the coldest winter in history, through a city cut off from all supplies and suffering appalling deprivation, man and boy embark on an absurd hunt. Their search will take them through desolate, lawless Leningrad and the devastated countryside surrounding it, in the captivating journey of two men trying to survive against desperate odds.

City of Thieves

City of Thieves
Author: David Benioff
Pages: 258
ISBN: 0670018708
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Release: 2008
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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Documenting his grandparents' experiences during the siege of Leningrad, a young writer learns his grandfather's story about how a military deserter and he tried to secure pardons by gathering hard-to-find ingredients for a powerful colonel's daughter's wedding cake.

When the Nines Roll Over

When the Nines Roll Over
Author: David Benioff
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781101177372
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Release: 2005-10-25
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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In When the Nines Roll Over, David Benioff (The 25th Hour, City of Thieves) uses humor and rich characterizations to explore the sometimes thrilling, sometimes pathetic emotional lives of a diverse set of characters. Over the course of eight stories, we are introduced to a host of young people on the cusp of discovery and loss. As he evokes the various states of agony and pleasure—humiliation, rebellion, camaraderie, and desire—Benioff displays a profound understanding of the transformative power of a single moment and how sadness can be illuminated by a humorous flip side. When the Nines Roll Over confirms the promise of a gifted writer emerging as a storytelling force.

City of Saints Thieves

City of Saints   Thieves
Author: Natalie C. Anderson
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780399547607
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Release: 2017-01-24
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets Gone Girl in this enthralling murder mystery set in Kenya. In the shadows of Sangui City, there lives a girl who doesn't exist. After fleeing the Congo as refugees, Tina and her mother arrived in Kenya looking for the chance to build a new life and home. Her mother quickly found work as a maid for a prominent family, headed by Roland Greyhill, one of the city’s most respected business leaders. But Tina soon learns that the Greyhill fortune was made from a life of corruption and crime. So when her mother is found shot to death in Mr. Greyhill's personal study, she knows exactly who’s behind it. With revenge always on her mind, Tina spends the next four years surviving on the streets alone, working as a master thief for the Goondas, Sangui City’s local gang. It’s a job for the Goondas that finally brings Tina back to the Greyhill estate, giving her the chance for vengeance she’s been waiting for. But as soon as she steps inside the lavish home, she’s overtaken by the pain of old wounds and the pull of past friendships, setting into motion a dangerous cascade of events that could, at any moment, cost Tina her life. But finally uncovering the incredible truth about who killed her mother—and why—keeps her holding on in this fast-paced nail-biting thriller.

City of Thieves

City of Thieves
Author: Ian Livingstone
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1848311133
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Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: Wizard Books
Language: en

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This is the latest title to join "Fighting Fantasy's" brand-new look! The multi-million selling gamebook series is back with a hugely popular revamped, updated package, a brilliant new interactive website and the monsters, dungeons and peril to capture a whole new generation of imaginations. Zanbar Bone and his bloodthirsty Moon Dogs are holding the town of Silverton to ransom. Only with the help of the mysterious wizard Nicodemus do you have any hope of saving the townspeople...

House of Thieves

House of Thieves
Author: Charles Belfoure
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780749019624
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Release: 2015-09-17
Editor: Allison & Busby
Language: en

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1886, New York. A respectable architect shouldn’t have a connection to the notorious gang of thieves and killers that rules the underbelly of the city. But when John Cross’s son racks up an unfathomable gambling debt to Kent’s Gents, Cross must use his inside knowledge of high society mansions and museums to craft a robbery even the smartest detectives won’t solve. With a new-found talent for sniffing out easy targets, Cross becomes invaluable to the gang. But his entire life has become a balancing act, and it will only take one mistake for it all to come crashing down . . .

Den of Thieves

Den of Thieves
Author: James B. Stewart
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9781439126202
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Release: 2012-11-20
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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A #1 bestseller from coast to coast, Den of Thieves tells the full story of the insider-trading scandal that nearly destroyed Wall Street, the men who pulled it off, and the chase that finally brought them to justice. Pulitzer Prize–winner James B. Stewart shows for the first time how four of the eighties’ biggest names on Wall Street—Michael Milken, Ivan Boesky, Martin Siegel, and Dennis Levine —created the greatest insider-trading ring in financial history and almost walked away with billions, until a team of downtrodden detectives triumphed over some of America’s most expensive lawyers to bring this powerful quartet to justice. Based on secret grand jury transcripts, interviews, and actual trading records, and containing explosive new revelations about Michael Milken and Ivan Boesky written especially for this paperback edition, Den of Thieves weaves all the facts into an unforgettable narrative—a portrait of human nature, big business, and crime of unparalleled proportions.

The 25th Hour

The 25th Hour
Author: David Benioff
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781444731309
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Release: 2011-10-13
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

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From the writer of the award-winning Game of Thrones series for HBO based on the books of George R. R. Martin. 'David Benioff is an exceptional storyteller' Khaled Hosseini '[An] acerbically captivating first novel' New York Times Also adapted as a feature film by Spike Lee starring Edward Norton and Philip Seymour Hoffman Monty Brogan starts a seven-year prison sentence for dealing drugs tomorrow. Tonight is his last night of freedom. His father wants him to run. His drug-lord boss, Uncle Blue, wants to know if he squealed. His girlfriend isn't sure what she wants, and his two best friends know one thing for sure; after he goes in, he will never be the same. 'As unusual as it is well wrought: it resonates with a Whitmanesque sense of the city's possibilities and unsatisfied longings' New Yorker

City of Thieves

City of Thieves
Author: Cyrus Moore
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780748111930
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Release: 2009-07-02
Editor: Abacus
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nic Lamparelli works for a leading US investment bank in London. Starting at the bottom, he rises rapidly through the ranks to reach the pinnacle of his profession. Even at the top, he holds true to his principles while those around him abandon theirs. And that's what makes him special. Soon he has it all: a beautiful girlfriend, a high-flying career, an overpaid City job with a reputation as one of the bank's star analysts. Then one day he wakes up to find that things can go wrong - fast. His closest childhood friend Jack, also a star in the City, uncovers a plot to implicate Nic in an insider trading ring. And that is just the start. Before long, everything Nic has built up starts to crumble to pieces - his relationship, his career, his reputation. But can he hold true to his principles in the face of everything? Or will he succumb to temptation like so many others...

Dance of Thieves

Dance of Thieves
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781250159021
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Release: 2018-08-07
Editor: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A stunning new young adult adventure set in the kingdoms of the Remnant, by the author of the New York Times-bestselling Remnant Chronicles and the Jenna Fox Chronicles. A formidable outlaw family that claims to be the first among nations. A son destined to lead, thrust suddenly into power. Three fierce young women of the Rahtan, the queen's premier guard. A legendary street thief leading a mission, determined to prove herself. A dark secret that is a threat to the entire continent. When outlaw leader meets reformed thief, a cat-and-mouse game of false moves ensues, bringing them intimately together in a battle that may cost them their lives—and their hearts. The Remnant Chronicles The Beauty of Darkness The Heart of Betrayal The Kiss of Deception Praise for Dance of Thieves: "Pearson is a gifted storyteller and spinner of eminently satisfying romances and fantasy. Fans will thrill at these newest protagonists, especially the women warriors, who are equal partners in the play for power." —Publishers Weekly "This novel has it all—romance, conflict, danger, and humor. A must-have for all fantasy YA shelves." — School Library Journal

An Illusion of Thieves

An Illusion of Thieves
Author: Cate Glass
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781250310996
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Release: 2019-05-21
Editor: Tor Books
Language: en

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A ragtag crew with forbidden magic must pull off an elaborate heist and stop a civil war in An Illusion of Thieves, a fantasy adventure from Cate Glass. In Cantagna, being a sorcerer is a death sentence. Romy escapes her hardscrabble upbringing when she becomes courtesan to the Shadow Lord, a revolutionary noble who brings laws and comforts once reserved for the wealthy to all. When her brother, Neri, is caught thieving with the aid of magic, Romy's aristocratic influence is the only thing that can spare his life—and the price is her banishment. Now back in Beggar’s Ring, she has just her wits and her own long-hidden sorcery to help her and Neri survive. But when a plot to overthrow the Shadow Lord and incite civil war is uncovered, only Romy knows how to stop it. To do so, she’ll have to rely on newfound allies—a swordmaster, a silversmith, and her own thieving brother. And they'll need the very thing that could condemn them all: magic. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

City of Thieves

City of Thieves
Author: Ellen Renner
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781408313732
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Release: 2010-08-05
Editor: Orchard Books
Language: en

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'The final shock of it hit home. The Petches were thieves, and they had stolen him.' Tobias is on the run. From the father who betrayed him...from the mother who couldn't comfort him...from his own desperate fear. But when he falls into the clutches of his uncle's sinister gang of thieves, his fear grows. And soon Toby realises, his nightmare has only just begun... 'Renner's story bristles with talent and brio, craft and polish' THE TIMES on Castle of Shadows

Prince of Thieves

Prince of Thieves
Author: Chuck Hogan
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0743270517
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Release: 2004-08-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of The Strain comes a tense, psychologically gripping, Hammet award-winning thriller. Four masked men—thieves, rivals, and friends from the tough streets of Charlestown—take on a Boston bank at gunpoint. Holding bank manager Claire Keesey hostage and cleaning out the vault were simple. But career criminal Doug MacRay didn't plan on one thing: falling hard for Claire. When he tracks her down without his mask and gun, their mutual attraction is undeniable. With a tenacious FBI agent following his every move, he imagines a life away from his gritty, dangerous work—a life centered around Claire. But before that can happen, Doug and his crew learn that there may be a way to rob Boston's venerable baseball stadium, Fenway Park. Risky yet utterly irresistible, it would be the perfect heist to end his criminal career and begin a new life. But, as it turns out, pursuing Claire may be the most dangerous act of all. Racing to an explosive climax, Prince of Thieves is a brash tale of robbery in all its forms—and an unforgettable odyssey of crime, love, ambition, and dreams.

City of Thieves

City of Thieves
Author: Kurt Busiek
Pages: 472
ISBN: 9781506702940
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Release: 2017
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Language: ru

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Conan the Barbarian is one of the most recognisable characters of the past century. Created by Robert E. Howard and originating in the pages of pulp magazines of the 1930s, the sword and sorcery hero has been adapted for several films, TV programs, videogames and, of course, comic books! The stories in CONAN OMNIBUS 2: CITY OF THEIVES stay true to Howard's originals, and offer mountains of swashbuckling fun. Strap in and enjoy Conan's earliest adventures, created by comics greats Kurt Busiek and Cary Nord!

Den of Thieves

Den of Thieves
Author: David Chandler
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780062094865
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Release: 2011-07-26
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

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“Den of Thieves rollicks….This is a book I would be happy to have written.” —Dave Duncan Remember this name: David Chandler. With Den of Thieves, the first book in his astounding fantasy series, The Ancient Blades Trilogy, Chandler immediately establishes himself as a major player in the world of action-rich epic fantasy—right up there alongside George R. R. Martin, R. A. Salvatore, and Raymond E. Feist. An enthralling and wonderfully gritty tale of cutpurses, knights and demons, witches, betrayals, and darkest intrigue—in the popular vein of the bestselling works of Brent Weeks, Joe Abercrombie, and Scott Lynch—Den of Thieves introducers readers to Malden, an amiable young criminal whose one grave mistake bonds him to the lord of the underworld and sets him on an impossible quest that will most likely lead the hapless thief to his doom.

The City of Thieves

The City of Thieves
Author: Kyle Alexander Romines
Pages: 386
ISBN: 1070965979
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Release: 2019-06-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Years ago, when violent purges plunged Dún Aulin into chaos, Warden Esben Berengar was sent to restore order by any means necessary. He did so with such brutal efficiency he became known throughout Fál as the High Queen's Monster. All is not forgiven. When the hunt for a mysterious enemy leads Berengar back to Dún Aulin, an old friend's request thrusts him headfirst into danger. In the Ceremony of the Cursed Blade, the sword used by the Lord of Shadows in his conquest of Fál will change possession, and it's up to Berengar to keep the blade from falling into the wrong hands. To do that he'll have to survive vengeful goblins, bloodthirsty monster hunters, Leinster's powerful Thieves Guild, and worse. Much worse.

City of Liars and Thieves

City of Liars and Thieves
Author: Eve Karlin
Pages: 266
ISBN: 9781101883051
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Release: 2015-01-13
Editor: Alibi
Language: en

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The spellbinding story behind the lyrics to “Non-Stop” from Broadway’s Hamilton, “the first murder trial of our brand-new nation” comes to life in this debut novel set in post-Revolution New York City, where a conspiracy involving Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr erupts in shattering violence. It’s the summer of 1799, and Manhattan is a teeming cesspool of stagnant swamps and polluted rivers. The city is desperate for clean water as fires wreak devastation and the death toll from yellow fever surges. Political tensions are rising, too. It’s an election year, and Alexander Hamilton is hungry for power. So is his rival, Aaron Burr, who has announced the formation of the Manhattan Water Company. But their private struggle becomes very public when the body of Elma Sands is found at the bottom of a city well built by Burr’s company. Resolved to see justice done, Elma’s cousin, Catherine Ring, becomes both witness and avenger. She soon finds, however, that the shocking truth behind this trial has nothing to do with guilt or innocence. Praise for City of Liars and Thieves “Gracefully written with exquisitely drawn, convincing characters, this is one of those rare historical novels that hit not one false note. City of Liars and Thieves offers a compelling tale of romance and intrigue, set in a fascinating era of Manhattan’s tumultuous past.”—Leslie Wells, bestselling author of Come Dancing “A tense, revelatory tale of a case lost to time, City of Liars and Thieves lifts the veil of a great city’s dark and intricate past and brings it to life for a new generation.”—Rebecca Coleman, author of The Kingdom of Childhood “City of Liars and Thieves is both a historical murder mystery and the tragic story of a vulnerable woman snared in the ambition of New York’s most powerful men. Eve Karlin captivates at every step with a nuanced narrator, right-here-and-now details, and steadily mounting dread. But it’s the twist ending that leaves us gasping, like the narrator, with the vertigo of disillusionment and a craving for justice.”—Maia Chance, author of Snow White Red-Handed “In this absorbing tale of lust, greed, and scandal set in postcolonial New York City, Eve Karlin is as adept at conjuring the yellow-fever-ridden streets of eighteenth-century Manhattan as she is at creating characters whose motives and yearnings feel timeless. I couldn’t tear myself away.”—Suzanne Chazin, author of Land of Careful Shadows “Both suspenseful and emotional . . . Karlin does a great job weaving together her fictional accounts with actual historical ones.”—No More Grumpy Bookseller “Precisely my sort of mystery: full of history and great writing . . . definitely not to be missed!”—Bibliophilia, Please “A well-researched, minutely plotted piece of work that will appeal to lovers of historical crime set in the New World.”—Crime Fiction Lover

Museum of Thieves

Museum of Thieves
Author: Lian Tanner
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780375896958
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Release: 2010-09-28
Editor: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Welcome to the tyrannical city of Jewel, where impatience is a sin and boldness is a crime. Goldie Roth has lived in Jewel all her life. Like every child in the city, she wears a silver guardchain and is forced to obey the dreaded Blessed Guardians. She has never done anything by herself and won’t be allowed out on the streets unchained until Separation Day. When Separation Day is canceled, Goldie, who has always been both impatient and bold, runs away, risking not only her own life but also the lives of those she has left behind. In the chaos that follows, she is lured to the mysterious Museum of Dunt, where she meets the boy Toadspit and discovers terrible secrets. Only the cunning mind of a thief can understand the museum’s strange, shifting rooms. Fortunately, Goldie has a talent for thieving. Which is just as well, because the leader of the Blessed Guardians has his own plans for the museum—plans that threaten the lives of everyone Goldie loves. And it will take a daring thief to stop him. . . . Museum of Thieves is a thrilling tale of destiny and danger, and of a courageous girl who has never been allowed to grow up—until now.