The Sacred Art Of Stealing

The Sacred Art Of Stealing by Christopher Brookmyre

Title: The Sacred Art Of Stealing
Author: Christopher Brookmyre
ISBN10: 0349114900
ISBN13: 978-0349114903
Publisher: Abacus; New Ed edition (September 4, 2003)
Language: English
Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
Size PDF: 1506 kb
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Rating: 3.7/5
Votes: 528
Pages: 416 pages
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The Sacred Art Of Stealing by Christopher Brookmyre


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Their eyes met across a crowded room. She was just a poor servant girl and he was the son of a rich industrialist. Er, no, this is a Christopher Brookmyre novel, although the eyes meeting across a crowded room part is true. Where it differs from the fairy tales is that the room in question was crowded with hostages and armed bank-robbers, and his eyes were the only part of him she could see behind the mask. He is an art-thief par excellence and she is a connoisseur of crooks. Her job is to hunt him to extinction; his is to avoid being caught and he also has a secret agenda more valuable than anything he might steal. There are risks he can take without jeopardising his plans. He can afford to play cat-and-mouse with the female cop who's on his tail; it might even arguably be necessary. What he can't afford is to let her get too close: he could could end up in jail or, even more scary, he could end up in love ...