Sean Donovan is doing all right; he has two offshore bank accounts and an American one as well, and all three are filling up nicely. His network of clients is well aware of his business plan—he is willing to acquire whatever rare or inaccessible product, be it the security plans to an art gallery, a rare Etruscan goblet, or a recorded conversation from a former American President. He will steal it and deliver it to them, no questions asked or answered, but he is becoming dissatisfied. In addition to the physical wear and tear inflicted on his body by adversaries, he is now becoming weary of the toll his newly-discovered conscience is exacting from these highly illegal exploits.
Second in the Donovan: Thief For Hire thriller series, Sean Donovan is once again embroiled in a triplet of trouble. Donovan’s sister’s boyfriend has pinned her with the theft of a sculpture from a cathedral in France. Furthermore, Sean is being persuaded to recover a small barrel of incredibly valuable wine, and there is the murder of his ex-girlfriend, a murder he is sure was contracted out by his nemesis, the multimillionaire Gaia.
This Thief For Hire must solve the murder of his ex-girlfriend, return a mask to its home without getting caught, and decide whether to recover, and then snatch a cask of rare wine, all while carrying an entourage that threatens to bury him at every French port of call. Too much baggage? Read A Mask, A Cask and A Task: AMACAT.
STEAL IT ALL
The third story in the series Donovan: Thief For Hire, begins with a brutal daylight murder of an English citizen in the Canadian embassy in London, England. The ambassador calls upon a combination of Scotland Yard and the RCMP.
Then there’s the ace up his sleeve. Sean Donovan, a thief for hire who doubles as a security consultant.
But Donovan isn’t nearby. He’s in Canada, learning about the business of winemaking and thinking about his new girl, and contemplating his recent exit
from the business of theft.
Even as he inches away from a life of crime, an art collector he owes a favor to, approaches him: is he willing to do the tiniest of thefts? Would Donovan track down a missing piece of art? Can the collector, Gaia, be trusted? Of course not.
Can Donovan resist? Of course not. Is there easy money to be made? Oh, yes.
Nothing is ever easy for him.
Donovan may be betting his life on this gig.
The Body on the Underwater Road
Tricia Parker was a woman with a past; one that led to a marriage break-up and the complete severance of ties to her very wealthy ex-husband and daughter. Fifteen years later, Tricia suddenly appears, wanting to talk to her daughter, and a day later, Tricia’s body washes up on an underwater road. The prime suspects are her daughter and ex-husband, who are summering in St. Andrews.
Friends who see their predicament contact Donovan and Beth, who are no strangers to murder, and who have certain skills in solving crimes.
As Donovan begins piecing together the elements of the case, he happens upon an old acquaintance, a particularly nasty art thief who shouldn’t even be in that part of the country.
The Body On The Underwater Road is a story set in two countries. It’s about estranged families, old money, and secrets. And murder.
Her Irish Boyfriend
I'm excited about this one, 5th in the T4H series! It starts in Dublin, moves to London, and before you know it, the story shifts to Yorkshire, in the North of England. It's all about broken people, and feature four dark alleys down which the reader is led. I promise you'll be unable to resist the trip.