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This is my first book by Thomas Perry. The idea of a husband and wife private investigator team who were former LAPD officers against a husband and wife assassin team intrigued me. This hooked me into buying the book.
I think it is great that the P.I. duo of Sid and Veronica Abel have been married for thirty years and have children and grandchildren. It gets tiresome to always have young beautiful heroes. Ed and Nicole Hoyt are the assassin team, not sure of their ages but maybe middle aged. Nicole is the sharpshooter and bomb maker and Ed is a former military instructor with multiple talents. Nicole attended a camp to train people for the military and help them decide if they want a military career. She discovered that she was a natural sharpshooter able to handle a variety of guns. Needless to say, Nicole did not go into the military but joined Ed as an assassin team.
Perry takes these interesting characters and puts them into a fast paced story with a carefully build plot that twists and turns. The suspense builds up constantly as we follow both couples throughout the story. I noted that Perry provides interesting tips in the story such as how to climb a staircase without making a sound. Perry has two sets of interesting characters; I wonder if this will be a stand alone book or will he launch these characters into one or two series. Peter Berkrot does a great job narrating the book.
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What did you like best about Forty Thieves? What did you like least?
Liked best = overall set up of story
Liked least = the ending and the unending shoot outs throughout
What was most disappointing about Thomas Perry’s story?
Felt the ending to be quite unsatisfactory. Don't want to print a spoiler but, personally, I felt the ending was like a Saturday Nigh Live sketch that was entertaining throughout but then suddenly ends as if the writers ran out of material.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Strange accent - almost "country" - and little difference between characters.
Could you see Forty Thieves being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
As a matter of fact, I could see the basic "hero" characters in a comic-trip type of series. (Like Castle)
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