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Free eBook Among Thieves - A Format download ISBN: 0330520563
Author: David Hosp
Publisher: Macmillan (October 1, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 464
Category: Unexplained Phenomenons
Subcategory: Thrillers and Suspense
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Among Thieves: David Hosp. It’s a rather lazy shorthand that pervades the book world intended to aid easy recognition of genres and thereby increase sales. Finn is markedly more individual than the wearying army of protagonists from Grisham wannabes and Hosp clearly possesses more solid storytelling skills than most Grishamites. What’s more, and what makes the Grisham mention a little ironic, is he’s actually the better writer. Among Thieves focuses on the largest art theft in history.

373 pages ; 24 cm. Members of Boston's criminal underground are turning up dead

373 pages ; 24 cm. Members of Boston's criminal underground are turning up dead.

Bestselling author David Hosp returns with his most thrilling novel ye. MONG THIEVES. Now, nearly twenty years later, the case threatens to break wide open.

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Among Thieves may refer to: "Among Thieves", a 1957 science fiction story by Poul Anderson, published in Astounding Stories. Among Thieves, the 2009 début novel by Mez Packer. Among Thieves, the 2009 David Hosp novel inspired by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft. Among Thieves, a 2011 fantasy novel by Douglas Hulick. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, a 2009 video game. Honor Among Thieves (disambiguation).

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Kozlowski was standing in the doorway to the back office where he spent most of his time holed up. He was leaning against the doorjamb, his polyester slacks straining against the muscles in his leg,. his secondhand-store jacket flapped open, revealing his shoulder holster and gun. A caricature of himself. She went to pick up the girl, Finn said. Kozlowski shook his head. You guys got a date to register for china patterns this afternoon or something?. Kozlowski looked confused.

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On the night of the St Patrick celebrations in 1990, some of the world's most famous and valuable paintings were stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. They were never recovered, and there were no clues as to their whereabouts - that is until now. When Boston attorney Scott Finn takes on well-known thief, Devon Malley as a client, he gets much more than he bargained for. Not only is he asked to care for Devon's teenaged daughter, Sally, while Devon awaits bail, but his investigations into what he believed was a case of petty theft, lead him to the underworld of Boston's organized crime gangs, links with the IRA and the realization that he may be close to solving the mystery of the stolen paintings all those years ago. But an Irishman who, at nine years old, saw his entire family murdered before his eyes is determined to avenge their death. His commitment to the cause is frightening and unrelenting, and he will never give up until the job is finished . . . 'A knock-out; Grisham with a passion, even a touch of the great Michael Connelly thrown in . . . Crackles from the first page and doesn't let up for a second' Daily Mail
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Very much like Hosp's books - he and his brother attended the school where I worked so I do have a small bias. He is working his way toward Dennis Lehane. In this novel, he creates a fictional - just - account of the robbery at the Gardner Museum (still unsolved), weaving facts and suppositions in such a fashion that's credible.

His writing is letter-perfect and flows nicely. The character of Finn is well-drawn, but Hosp still relies more on plot and setting over character. Based on the progression from earlier novels, Finn is developing into more rounded character with some depth and breadth - think Dismas Hardy from Lescroart. Hosp certainly has Boston down cold, and the city is well-used.

Again, I have a bias, but Hosp can write, and his characters are all headed in the right direction. Look forward to more Finn novels. Well done, David.
This is the second novel by Hosp that I've read. He continues developing the characters from his previous novel whom are very likable. Set in Boston, Hosp, a real life defense attorney in Boston, truly knows his way around the Boston neighborhoods and their unique characteristics. Formerly from the city, I particularly enjoyed the read and tour of the city however everyone can find enjoyment in his story and characters.
First Sentence: Lian Kilbranish looked down at the lump of flesh curled in front of him on the cement floor.

Boston attorney Scott Finn is hired by Devon Malley, a repeat offender, to defend him against charges of theft at a high-end clothing store. What Finn ends up with is taking care of Malley's 14-year old daughter, involvement in a 1990 art heist from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, criminals, police agencies and a member of the IRA.

Let me start with the things I did like about this book, as it won't take very long. The description of Isabella Stewart Gardner, her museum and now she created it was excellent. I hadn't realized that much of the financing for the IRA (Irish Republican Army) came from stealing valuable art and ransoming it back. I particularly enjoyed the characters of Sally, the thief's 14-year-old daughter, as well as Lissie and Kos, both of whom work with Finn.

Unfortunately, there were many things I did not like about the book. Other than the description of the museum, there was very little sense of place. The story could have been set in any city. We were given area names and economic strata, but there was no read sense of Boston. For other than those mentioned previously, there was very little character development. There were good guys and bad guys and other guys but most were quite forgettable. Other than knowing Finn grew up in "the system," I had no real feel for him as a character and certainly no affinity was created. Even the dialogue was indistinguishable, one character to the next.

As to the story, it is not really a legal thriller. A couple visits to the jail and a couple short courtroom scenes does not a legal thriller make. The story, and even the dialogue, was very predictable. A considerable part of the story was told in the past. Unfortunately, that was more interesting than the present. Only in the last approximately 50 pages did the story become gripping. There is an interesting twist at the very end, but I was left feeling that Hosp didn't really finish the story, even knowing the missing object are, in reality, never found.

I did finish this book but was certainly not impressed by it. I doubt I'll be reading more by Mr. Hosp.

AMONG THIEVES ((Legal Thriller-Scott Finn-Boston-Cont) - Okay
Hosp, David - 3rd in series
Macmillan, ©2010, US Hardcover - ISBN: 9780230707238
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If you are looking for a new thriller about art thieves this summer, The Rembrandt Affair (Gabriel Allon) is a more interesting choice. Scott Finn, David Hosp's excellent series character, is a former street criminal turned lawyer who is drawn into a real life mystery, a notorious art theft in 1990, when he is contacted by an old street buddy, who just might have been involved.

As usual Hosp vividly details underworld life in Southie, as the bodies pile up. A good mystery however needs to draw you in, and this one just doesn't. Few real-life lawyers were crooks in the olden days, which is why lawyer thieves get caught so easily, they don't have the experience. Finn's prior life would be hard for the bar examiners to overlook especially when Hosp keeps detailing a darker and darker past in each novel in the series. In short, Finn is starting to resemble My Cousin Vinny more than Perry Mason.

Hosp is a good writer, but this book is a deep disappointment. I much preferred Dark Harbor. Perhaps its time to put Finn to pasture or at least start a new series character as Boston's greatest mystery writer, Robert D. Parker did with Jesse Stone and Sonny Randle when Spenser got a bit predictable.
This is the first book by David Hosp that I read. I choose it on the recommendation of a friend from Boston, who likes his books. The story line was very creative and he developed his characters right from the start. When he introduced new people he described them so the reader could picture them in their minds. The gory details were a little over the top for me. I will read more of his books.
Great character development and storyline! Keeps you wanting more and hoping for another book in the future. Accurate information about Boston
I was very interested in the subject matter so I purchased this book.
Turned out okay. Wish there was more of something....
There were too many characters to keep track of and the dialogue was a little contrived.
Wish there was more on the robbery itself and the paintings.
Why did the IRA give the paintings back in the 1st place?
Oh well...quick read.
Awesome! I love Finn, Koz, and Lissa. They're all flawed in their own way but together they kick but. I look forward to more.