the reluctant leader of an elite crew planning a robbery of such
extraordinary proportions that it will leave them all set for life.
Diamonds, money-laundering, and extortion go into a timed-to-the-minute
scheme that unfurls across South America, Miami, and Grand Cayman
Island. Carr’s cohorts are seasoned pros, but they’re wound drum-tight:
months before, the man who brought them together was killed in what Carr
suspects was a setup. And there are other loose ends. Some of the intel
they’re paying for is badly inaccurate, and one of the gang—lately,
Carr’s lover—may have an agenda of her own. Carr finds himself “working
the paranoid calculus . . . mapping the shifting landscape of
who-owes-who and who-owns-who, of loyalty, grudge, and pressure”—but his
biggest problems are yet to come: few of his crew are what they seem to
be, and even his own past will turn out to be built on a lie.
Terrifically suspenseful and psychologically complex, Thick as Thieves
is a rare, penetrating look into the sophisticated machinations of an
unparalleled crime, and Peter Spiegelman’s most accomplished and
galvanizing novel yet.
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