About the book, from the publisher:
From Thomas Perry, the New York Times bestselling author of the Jane Whitefield series, comes a whip-smart and lethally paced standalone novel, Forty Thieves.Learn more about the book and author at Thomas Perry's website and Facebook page.
Sid and Ronnie Abel are a first-rate husband-and-wife detective team, both ex-LAPD. Ed and Nicole Hoyt are married assassins-for-hire living in the San Fernando Valley. Except for deadly aim with a handgun, the two couples have little in common—until they are both hired to do damage control on the same murder case. The previous spring, after days of torrential rain, a body was recovered from one of the city’s overwhelmed storm sewers. The victim was identified as James Ballantine, a middle-aged African American who worked as a research scientist for a large corporation and was well liked by his colleagues. But two bullets to the back of the head looked like nothing if not foul play. Now, with the case turning cold, Ballantine’s former employers bring in the Abels to succeed where the police have failed, while the Hoyts’ mysterious contractors want to make sure that the facts about Ballantine’s death stay hidden.
As the book races toward a high-octane climax, the Abels must fend for their own lives as they circle ever closer to the dangerous truth.
The Page 69 Test: Silence.
The Page 99 Test: Nightlife.
The Page 69/99 Test: Fidelity.
The Page 69/99 Test: Runner.
The Page 69 Test: Strip.
The Page 69 Test: The Informant.
The Page 69 Test: The Boyfriend.
The Page 69 Test: A String of Beads.
The Page 69 Test: Forty Thieves.