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The Smoke

(The first book in the Jethro series)
A novel by

Brought up in one of London's famed street markets, Jethro the cat burglar is as smart as he is streetwise, which is just as well, as he always needs all of his wits about him to pull off the perfect job and not get caught. After he breaks into the Soviet embassy and steals jewels belonging to the ambassador's wife, Jethro comes to the attention of His Majesty's Secret Service, who forces him to revisit the place again to retrieve a code book for them. But this is all just a set up for a thief to catch a thief, and it leads to a deadly game of cat and mouse to see who will get to Jethro first: London's gangsters, MI5, or one of the Soviet's most formidable secret agents.

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"More than a page-turner... I was enthralled." - Michael Connelly

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Used availability for Tony Broadbent's The Smoke

Hardback Editions

September 2002 : USA Hardback

Title: The Smoke: A Creeping Narrative
Author(s): Tony Broadbent
ISBN: 0-312-29027-6 / 978-0-312-29027-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2012 : UK Paperback

Author(s): UNKNOWN
ISBN: 1-84982-152-6 / 978-1-84982-152-0 (UK edition)
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October 2005 : USA Paperback

Title: The Smoke: Jethro the Cockney Cat-Burglar #1
Author(s): Tony Broadbent
ISBN: 1-933397-15-2 / 978-1-933397-15-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem
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Kindle Editions

February 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Smoke (Creeping Narrative Book 1)
Author(s): Tony Broadbent
Publisher: MP Publishing Limited
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