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Once a Thief (Thorndike Americana) Hardcover – Large Print, 1 Mar 2003

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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Thorndike Press; Lrg edition (Mar. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786250674
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786250677
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 16.3 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,341,354 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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With a priceless collection at stake...Is everything for the taking?
It had taken centuries for Max Bannister's family to acquire their treasures, and now he's been asked to risk his collection as bait for a master criminal. For his own reasons, Max allows a public exhibition, and to protect the family fortune he must rely on the skills of his half brother--a world-class security expert--and his smart and savvy exhibit director, Morgan West.
But almost immediately, Morgan comes face-to-face with the mysterious Quinn, Interpol's most wanted thief for the past decade--and a man who makes it very clear he has an eye on the Bannister collection. And if that's not enough, Morgan begins to realize that she's surrounded by secrets and lies, and that someone very close to Max is moving behind the scenes, intent on murder as well as robbery...someone whose ultimate plan threatens to ruin them all. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Kay Hooper, who has more than six million copies of her books in print worldwide, has won numerous awards and high praise for her novels. Kay lives in North Carolina, where she is currently working on her next novel. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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All Kay Hooper's novels that I have read so far contain characters who have some psychic ability of one kind or another. In this book, the main characters are Morgan West, who is in charge of an exhibition of Max Bannister's priceless collection of artefacts, and Quinn, a thief who has been on Interpol's most wanted list for ten years. The exhibition is a set up to catch Quinn, though it is a long time before Morgan finds this out. This book whilst a complete story in its own right, seems to be the first in a series, as it is concerned with the setting up of the security before the exhibition opens. We are introduced to the Security chief, Wolfe, who is related to the owner of the artefacts. The book also sets the groundwork for the Interpol trap and for the romance between Quinn and Morgan. Morgan and Quinn develop a telepathic link although Quinn has other abilities. Quinn saves Morgan from being killed and Morgan rescued Quinn when he had been kidnapped and beaten by gang of Sophisticated art thieves. The character of Morgan is that of a self-possessed, highly intelligent, independent modern female who is supremely confident in her own abilities. Quinn is an eminently likable very talented rogue who has never been caught. He reminded me of the character played by Sean Connery in the film entrapment, (though much younger).The book is very well written and has twists and turns in it that leave you guessing as to what is going on behind the scenes and who the real bad guys are, until near the end. I am looking forward to the next book in this series. Well done Kay Hooper, keep up the good work.
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I am a Kay Hooper fan and have read and enjoyed most of her books. I was looking forward to reading "Once A Thief," and now that I completed it, I find myself disappointed with both the novel and the author. Ms. Hooper writes, in an Author's Note, that ten years ago she wrote various short novels for Bantam's Loveswept Romance series. She became attached to one of her Loveswept heroes, Quinn, a Cary Grant-like cat burglar, right out of "To Catch A Thief," and felt that she would like to work with him again. This book is a rewrite, and supposedly an improvement over the first attempt, where the author felt limited by the series' restrictions.
There is very little about Quinn in this novel. Neither he, nor his love interest, figure prominitely here - in fact, neither do his capers. He appears briefly, to meet and rescue Morgan, the exhibit director of a priceless collection scheduled to be featured as the "Mysteries Past" exhibit at a prestigious San Francisco museum. Morgan stayed after hours to catch up on work, and, as she was leaving she interrupted a robbery in progress. Quinn, who had been casing the premises, was also present to observe the robbery. He saved her from being discovered and they discover there is strong mutual attraction. They meet again on a few minor occasions, where he kisses her and steals her favorite necklace. Another time she rescues him from a kidnapping. That's it, that's about all for Morgan and Quinn, in this book that supposedly features him. The characters are just dropped, as are the readers, and told to wait for book two, the sequel. I do not mind sequels. I do mind buying a book to read about a character, and then being told that I have to buy another to get what I originally paid for. I take exception when a book does not stand on its own merit.
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Bought this book as it is part of a set of two - enjoyed both books and an easy read.
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