From Publishers Weekly
In Hunt's cliché-ridden thriller, professional thief Dan Bridger takes the fall for a double murder when a tip from his girlfriend, Maggie Chan, proves to be a fake. Chan identified a $4 million coin collection belonging to Philadelphia judge Joe Hannon as a target, but when Bridger breaks into Hannon's house early one morning, someone wearing a ski mask knocks him out. On regaining consciousness, Bridger searches the house and discovers a man and a woman in a bedroom shot to death. The victims turn out to be Hannon and his mistress. After finding Chan murdered as well, Bridger ends up on the run from the law. The book jumps the shark when Bridger ends up in a relationship with Hannon's widow. A related plot line involving a mob hit on an FBI undercover agent who'd infiltrated an organized crime family is equally predictable. And Hunt's (Before They Make You Run) tendency to write in sentence fragments also doesn't help matters.
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*Starred Review* Daniel Bridger is an elite, high-end thief. He steals coin collections, untraceable cash, and jewelry. He follows strict rules that have—for the most part—kept him out of trouble. He never crosses the Mob, he always studies his scores carefully, and he never rushes into anything. When a sometime lover presents an opportunity, he’s intrigued; but to follow through, he’d have to break at least two rules. Bridger breaks the rules, but it all goes bad. The job is a setup. The loot is absent, the occupants of the home are dead, and the cops are on the way. He escapes but finds his lover dead. She was a pawn as much as he was. He’s on the run from the cops and—he quickly learns—the Mob (three for three on broken rules). His only chance to get clear of this mess is to find out who exactly set him up. Hunt, who in a few short years has established his chops as a rising star in the crime genre, mines the same urban territory as Elmore Leonard and does so with pointed dialogue, subtle humor, a likably dangerous protagonist, and an assortment of disparately motivated villains and secondary characters. Hunt is very good indeed and needs to find a much wider audience. --Wes Lukowsky