St. Martin's Press
On Sale: May 1, 2007
Featuring: Brandon Vale; Catherine Juarez; Richard Scanlon
Mass Market Paperback
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Brandon Vale is a career thiefâ€”the best there is. Or at
least he was before he was thrown in prison for a jewel
heist gone bad. And even more embarrassing, it was a
sloppy little job that he had nothing to do with.
His time is going fairly quietly until the night he's
broken out against his will by Richard Scanlon, the now
retired FBI agent who framed him in the first place.
Scanlon, who still maintains ties to the U.S. intelligence
community, has discovered that a Ukrainian crime
organization is auctioning twelve nuclear warheads to the
highest bidder, but he can't convince the government that
the sale isn't a hoax. The only way he can get his hands
on the $200 million necessary to take the warheads off the
market is to do something that goes against everything he
stands for: Steal it.
The choice Brandon is given is simple: Help Scanlon and
hope to live through it, or turn himself in and face the
repercussions of his "escape."
Suddenly Brandon finds himself with only weeks to plan a
Las Vegas heist that he's been dreaming about for years,
but has always thought was probably impossible. And to
make matters worse, Scanlon insists on choosing his team
personally. Led by the relentlessly intelligent and
undeniably beautiful Catherine Juarez, not a single one of
the former government operatives he picks has so much as
shoplifted a pack of gum in their lives.
As the day of the heist approaches, Brandon's carefully
constructed plans begin to break down and he suspects that
the elaborate double-cross he's devised to save himself
could cost millions of people their lives. He finally has
to ask himself just how far he's willing to be dragged
into a game that he can only lose.
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