Thieftaker

The Thieftaker Chronicles (Volume 1 of 4)

D. B. Jackson

Tor Books

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Boston, 1765: In D.B. Jackson's Thieftaker, revolution is brewing as the British Crown imposes increasingly onerous taxes on the colonies, and intrigue swirls around firebrands like Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty. But for Ethan Kaille, a thieftaker who makes his living by conjuring spells that help him solve crimes, politics is for others…until he is asked to recover a necklace worn by the murdered daughter of a prominent family.

Suddenly, he faces another conjurer of enormous power, someone unknown, who is part of a conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of power in the turbulent colony. His adversary has already killed—and not for his own gain, but in the service of his powerful masters, people for whom others are mere pawns in a game of politics and power. Ethan is in way over his head, and he knows it. Already a man with a dark past, he can ill afford to fail, lest his livelihood be forfeit. But he can't stop now, for his magic has marked him, so he must fight the odds, even though he seems hopelessly overmatched, his doom seeming certain at the spectral hands of one he cannot even see.

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Chapter
ONE
 
Boston, Province of Massachusetts Bay, August 26, 1765
 
 
Ethan Kaille eased his knife from the leather sheath on his belt as he approached Griffin’s Wharf, the words of a warding spell on his lips. He had sweated through his linen shirt, and nearly through his waistcoat, as well. His leg ached and he was breathing hard, gasping greedily at the warm, heavy air hanging over Boston on this August eve. But he had chased Daniel Folter this far—from the Town Dock to Purchase Street, over cobblestone and dirt, past storefronts and homes and

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Praise for Thieftaker

“D. B. Jackson has masterfully woven history and fantasy to create a pre-Revolutionary Boston that should have been. Peopled by an array of entertaining characters from conjurers to revolutionaries, Thieftaker is a compelling debut novel by a writer who knows what he's doing. I look forward to reading more of Ethan Kaille's adventures!”
—C. E. Murphy, author of Urban Shaman and The Queen's Bastard

“An elegant, intricate tale of a multilayered, tortured conjurer and a world on the brink of war. With skillful, clever plotting and prose sharper than a spelled blade, D. B. Jackson has woven real history with imagination and created a character and a story to believe in and cheer for.”
—Faith Hunter, bestselling and award-winning author of the Jane Yellowrock Series

“A beautiful balance of magic and crime, history and fantasy that was fast-paced, compelling, and completely absorbing. Historical fantasy that reads like an old-school crime novel, as if Raymond Chandler were channeling Jonathan Swift. I loved it!”
—Kat Richardson, bestselling author of the Greywalker series


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D. B. Jackson

D. B. JACKSON was born in one of the thirteen colonies but now lives in Tennessee. Thieftaker is his first novel.

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
July 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765327611
ISBN10: 0765327619
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 336 pages
$24.99

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Fantasy
July 2013
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765366061
ISBN10: 0765366061
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 400 pages
$7.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
July 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429947329
ISBN10: 1429947322
336 pages
$7.99
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