'The novel is sharply written, and fans of Martin Scorsese movie The Departed will note a similar feel here: Hosp blurs the line between good and bad, right and wrong. This could be the best of the Finn novels and should draw new readers to the earlier volumes.' -- Booklist
'Among Thieves moves that an express train, but the real pleasure derives from the character interaction, most notably Finn's jam-fisted efforts to relate to Sally.' --Daily Express
'With a clever, believable plot, Among Thieves is one of those thrillers that propels the reader through to the last page, leaving them thoroughly exhilarated.' --Waterstone's Books Quarterly
'Accomplished legal thriller writer.'
'Get sucked in as a new Scott quickly finds himself knee deep in a criminal underworld.'
`Hops provides a skilful take on the Grisham-style legal procedural, with the inevitable cast of loveable sidekick, and adds a tough, distinctive tone, closer to his fellow Bostonian crime writers Dennis Lehane and Dave Zeltserman.' --The Mail on Sunday
`Can Finn stop him? Hosp is always one step ahead of your guess work.'
'A legal thriller for the Grisham market and another to get very high marks from my reader. It concerns an art theft back in 1990, a sinister IRA plot and continuous action. Pan has acquired his backlist and reissues DARK HARBOUR simultaneously. It is keen on building him for a big future and he is very good.' --Bookseller
'It is the detail and subplots that make Hosp such a gripping writer. He creates real dilemmas for his characters and saves the most touching resolution to the very end... Hosp is growing and developing with each new book.' --Daily Express
`Hosp is a born storyteller, Grisham and Turow have never written as grippingly.' --Daily Telegraph
`Hosp is often compared to his fellow lawyer-turned-novelist John Grisham, but this is a grittier read than Grisham's and all the better for it. With believable characters and an authentic setting, Hosp has produced a great page turner.' --Press Association
`Finn is markedly more individual that the wearying army of Grisham wannabes...
What makes the Grisham mention a little ironic, is he's actually the better writer...
Among Thieves moves that an express train but the real pleasure derives from the character interaction.'
On the night of the St Patrick celebrations in 1990, some of the worlds most famous and valuable paintings were stolen from Bostons Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. They were never recovered, and there were no clues as to their whereabouts that is until now. When Boston attorney Scott Finn takes on well-known thief, Devon Malley as a client, he gets much more than he bargained for. Not only is he asked to care for Devons teenaged daughter, Sally, while Devon awaits bail, but his investigations into what he believed was a case of petty theft, lead him to the underworld of Bostons organized crime gangs, links with the IRA and the realization that he may be close to solving the mystery of the stolen paintings all those years ago. But an Irishman who, at nine years old, saw his entire family murdered before his eyes is determined to avenge their death. His commitment to the cause is frightening and unrelenting, and he will never give up until the job is finished . . .