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Once a Thief

(2022)
(The fourth book in the Simon Riske series)
A novel by

 
 
Facing enemies at every turn, private spy Simon Riske dashes across Europe to find the truth behind a mysterious investor in this high-stakes international espionage series for which "comparison to the Bond novels is apt in many ways." (Booklist)

Simon Riske sits in sun-dappled Napa Valley, toasting the record hundred-million-dollar sale of a rare 1963 Ferrari which he restored himself. The buyer, a sophisticated French woman, Sylvie Bettencourt, has purchased the car for an unnamed client whose anonymity she will guard at all costs. Riske enjoys her company and the flowing champagne until Sylvie’s formidable Russian bodyguard storms in, claiming the vehicle is a fake. Riske is given an ultimatum. Prove the car is the real thing…or else.
 
Meanwhile, in Lugano, Switzerland, Carl Bildt, banker to the rich and nefarious, is killed by a powerful car bomb, moments before he can deliver evidence to the authorities and disappear into witness protection. His beautiful and headstrong daughter, Anna, rushes to Switzerland to investigate her father’s violent death.
 
As Simon Riske strives to prove the Ferraris’ authenticity and look deeper into Sylvie’s past–and the identity of her client—he crosses paths with Anna Bildt and discovers they have an enemy in common.  From the bustling streets of London to a secret outpost high in the French Alps, from the freeports of Corsica to the glittering beaches of the
Costa Smeralda, the Emerald Coast, of Sardinia, Riske and Anna find themselves players in a deadly game, where billions of dollars change hands and knowledge is paid for with your life.
 
Told with Reich’s signature stylish prose, clever plotting, and pulse-pounding action sequences,
Once a Thief, is sure to appeal to longtime fans of the series and newcomers alike. Riske may be a bit older, showing a little wear and tear, but his desire to get the job done at any cost is stronger than ever.

Genre: Thriller

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April 2022 : USA Hardback
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Title: Once a Thief (Simon Riske, 4)
Author(s): Christopher Reich
ISBN: 0-316-45609-8 / 978-0-316-45609-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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April 2022 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Once a Thief (Simon Riske)
Author(s): Christopher Reich
ISBN: 1-5491-4904-0 / 978-1-5491-4904-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Book Group and Blackstone Publishing
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April 2022 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Once a Thief: Library Edition (The Simon Riske)
Author(s): Christopher Reich
ISBN: 1-66860-946-0 / 978-1-66860-946-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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April 2022 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Once a Thief
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Title: Once a Thief
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Title: Once a Thief
Author(s): Christopher Reich
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