Review: “Among Thieves” by John Clarkson

among thieves

Courtesy Goodreads

Arms dealers. Bosnian war criminals. Gangs. Ex-cons. Russian mobsters. Thieves. 116 million dollars. And, of course, James Beck.

John Clarkston’s Among Thieves is a fast-paced thrill ride through the crime world. From its first hook to its jaw dropping end, fans of schemes and mysteries will be pleased by page one.

When Olivia Sanchez is in trouble, she turns to her ex-gang leader cousin, Manny. With the help of dangerous and intelligent James Beck, they have to race against fearsome enemies and impossible odds to steal 116 million dollars. And if they don’t help Olivia in time, it’s back to prison.

Though a little bit too long and weighed down with some unnecessary elements, Clarkston’s novel is exciting and interesting. The story line is well written but it lacks some dimension when digging deeper into the story and characters. His characters are compelling– especially the tough and admirable James Beck. Among Thieves is full of twists, turns, and high intensity action.

3/5 stars.

I received a free ARC copy from Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review.

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About heatherrochon

I am a recent grad of creative writing and journalism. Right now, I'm working on book reviews and getting through life. Books, cats, and a nice cup of tea can get me through any day.
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