One unlucky thief. One unliely genie. One very odd couple.
Gavyn Donatti is the world's unluckiest thief. Just ask all the partners he's lost over the years. And when he misplaces an irreplaceable item he was hired to steal for his ruthless employer, Trevor-well, his latest bungle just might be his last.
But then his luck finally turns: right when Trevor's thugs have him cornered, a djinn, otherwise known as a genie, appears to save him. Unfortunately, this genie - who goes by the very non-magical name of Ian - is more Hellboy than dream girl. An overgrown and extremely surly man who seems to hate Donatti on the spot, he may call Donatti master, but he isn't interested in granting three wishes. He informs Donatti that he is bound to help the thief fulfill his life's purpose, and then he will be free. The problem is that neither Donatti nor Ian has any idea what exactly that purpose is.
At first Donatti's too concerned with his own survival to look a gift genie in the mouth, but when his ex-girlfriend Jazz and her young son get drawn into the crossfire, the stakes skyrocket. And when Ian reveals that he has an agenda of his own - with both Donatti and the murderous Trevor at the center of it - Donatti will have to become the man he never knew he could be, or the entire world could pay the price....
©2010 Sonya Bateman (P)2012 Sonya Bateman