Thursday, April 10, 2014
Among Thieves by David Hosp
Jackson County Public Library's Fantastic Fiction group is reading Among Thieves by David Hosp this month.
The first chapter is rife with language I would ordinarily prefer not to read. Once I got past that obstacle, the story was full of interesting twists and turns.
Everything turns on a twenty-year old robbery at a private art museum. No one to date has figured out who did the robbery or where the Old Masters' paintings are. Also a two men with checkered pasts are found murdered with evidence of unbelievable torture preceding their deaths. How are these tied together? It seems that someone who wants those missing paintings is tracking down anyone he believes might have knowledge of their whereabouts and will stop at nothing to get the information.
Scott Finn, an attorney whose life started on the wrong side of town, finds himself with a client who does know about the paintings and whose life is now in danger because of it. As the story progresses, the client's daughter and Finn himself find themselves in the murderer's sights.
If you can stomach the earthy language, this story will keep your attention. It's even more compelling because it is based on a real theft at that museum.