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St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 978146681366332 Pages
From the author of Beneath a Scarlet Sky comes "A compelling, page-turning blend of spy and caper fiction: it's Robin Hood for the twenty-first century." –Jeff Abbott
Robin Monarch is a world-class thief and a highly skilled operative––a man with skills, a rigid code of honor, powerful friends and implacable enemies.
In ‘Escape Artist,' Monarch's abilities––and his nerve––are both tested when he's sent deep into the jungles of the Congo, into the encampment of an army of boy-soldiers under the leadership of a man calling himself Lieutenant Zed. He's undercover as a black market diamond dealer. His job is to steal the largest, most perfect diamond yet seen before Zed is able to sell it and use the proceeds to continue waging war. But as any thief could tell you, getting in is the easy part. Getting out, however, from the heart of an unfamiliar jungle with a hostile ‘army' at your back, requires more skill and luck that even Robin Monarch can count on.
Robin Monarch––called "one of the most compelling heroes since Jason Bourne" (Lisa Gardner)––is introduced in this chilling, nerve-wracking story.
ESCAPE ARTIST (Chapter 1)
Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
March 16, 2007
A fourth explosion ripped the night, sending off a brilliant flash that was followed by a barrage of bullets. Slipping from the side of...