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.