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Caught Stealing

(2004)
(The first book in the Hank Thompson series)
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It's three thousand miles from the green fields of glory, where Henry “call me Hank” Thompson once played California baseball, to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where the tenements are old, the rents are high, and the drunks are dirty. But now Hank is here, working as a bartender and taking care of a cat named Bud who is surely going to get him killed.

It begins when Hank's neighbor, Russ, has to leave town in a rush and hands over Bud in a carrier. But it isn't until two Russians in tracksuits drag Hank over the bar at the joint where he works and beat him to a pulp that he starts to get the idea: Someone wants something from him. He just doesn't know what it is, where it is, or how to make them understand he doesn't have it.

Within twenty-four hours Hank is running over rooftops, swinging his old aluminum bat for the sweet spot of a guy's head, playing hide and seek with the NYPD, riding the subway with a dead man at his side, and counting a whole lot of cash on a concrete floor.

All because of two cowboys, two Russian mafia men, and some of the weirdest goons ever assembled in one place. All because of Bud. All because once, in another life, in another world, the only thing Hank wanted was to take third base—without getting caught.


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Praise for this book

"WOW! Brutal, visceral, violent, edgy and brilliant." - Harlan Coben


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Hardback Editions

April 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Caught Stealing
Author(s): Charlie Huston
ISBN: 0-345-46477-X / 978-0-345-46477-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Caught Stealing: A Novel (Henry Thompson)
Author(s): Charlie Huston
ISBN: 0-345-46478-8 / 978-0-345-46478-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Caught Stealing (The Henry Thompson Trilogy)
Author(s): Charlie Huston
ISBN: 1-72131-354-0 / 978-1-72131-354-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon AU   


June 2005 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Caught Stealing
Author(s): Charlie Huston
ISBN: 0-7927-3666-4 / 978-0-7927-3666-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Sound Library
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June 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Caught Stealing (Henry Thompson Trilogy)
Author(s): Charlie Huston
ISBN: 0-7927-3667-2 / 978-0-7927-3667-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Sound Library
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

April 2004 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Caught Stealing (Henry Thompson)
Author(s): Charlie Huston
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU