The Thief by Patricia Logan ~ Audiobook Review by Caroline

25015818Title: The Thief

Author: Patricia Logan

Narrator: Michael Pauley

Publisher: Westburg Publishing

Cover Artist: Jeff Adkins

Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 01/18/2016

Length: 07 hours 23 minutes

Genre: M/M Romance

Summary:

Former Marine and bona fide hero, Ranger Corrigan, is one paycheck away from joining his brethren among the ranks of Los Angeles’s homeless Veterans. When he is offered a great paying job in a palatial mansion, Ranger jumps at the chance for a roof over his head and a hot meal in his belly.

Handsome and cultured Landry Metzel lives too well to be the insurance appraiser he claims to be, and Ranger can’t help but want to know why he’s been hired to protect an innocuous man with no enemies. Metzel certainly won’t be sorry to see him go.

As famous masterpieces suddenly begin disappearing from private collections, Ranger begins putting two and two together. When an LAPD detective starts asking questions about murders tied to the thefts, Ranger suddenly wants to learn more about the man he’s hopelessly attracted to.

A wisecracking former Marine, a man with a desperate secret to hide, and a murderous villain come together in a tale of murder, danger, intrigue, and the crime of the century.

Story Review:

We met Ranger very briefly in book 1 but since then life has not been kind to him. Patricia really pulled on my heartstrings at the start of this book. There is something very wrong about seeing Veterans homeless and unsure of where their next meal is coming from. Ranger is in just that position, but you know, although he worries he doesn’t lose heart and his kindness to others who he sees as worse off is profound.

A meal at a shelter lands him in the path of his old buddy Taz who subsequently finds him some work. The job is out of this world – a roof over his head, meals provided and a decent wage – Taz can’t believe his luck! The fact that the house is a little odd, the food is awful and his charge doesn’t seem to have any need of a bodyguard is neither here nor there.

Landry Metzel is a thief, we know this because that’s the title of the book however he is no ordinary thief and his reasons are enough to earn him a pass in my book. There is a history to what he is doing that is very personal to his family and also to his old butler who is a real hoot and worthy of a mention as a great secondary character. There is also a certain morality to what he does and the whole storyline really drags you in.

Together they work well even if Ranger is very suspicious. As Landry’s secrets are revealed the plot thickens with murder and mystery and Ranger slowly finds out the truth but more importantly he also comes to understand why. As a couple they are hot together and have a lot of fun but if they want to see tomorrow they must work out who wants them dead.

Narration Review:

Michael Pauley is a new narrator to me but certainly one I will listen to again. He hit the voices for each character perfectly and was very easy to listen to.

Links

The Thief on Goodreads

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
Audible

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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