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Once Upon a Crook [Kindle Edition]

James Bodley
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Book Description

The best things in life maybe free, but not on the French Riviera. Absent father, Dan ‘hasn’t a nickel’ Nichols, is determined to go straight, but new found virtue turns to deadly sin as he learns that only money can save his nine-year-old daughter Alice. Dan may be up for a heist, but Fate is for upping the ante, as a divorced couple are forced to team up for the one big crime that might just save their daughter.

“Original and fresh!”
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Product Details

  • File Size: 455 KB
  • Print Length: 206 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009P4CIR0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,318,384 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Once upon a crook October 21, 2012
By Mueshep
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Would recommend this thriller, great story line,interesting characters ,attention grabbing read from start to finish, would make a good movie, would like to read more by this author.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Once Upon a Crook November 10, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Glad I heard about this debut novel. "Once Upon a Crook" is a fast moving, cinematic tale of redemption. There's simply no way of putting the book down once the absent and exiled father Dan 'hasn't a nickel' Nichols quits the straight and narrow and becomes embroiled in an altruistic quest to raise enough money to save his estranged nine-year-old daughter.
The characters are well drawn and unforgettable, and the novel's final location, a clandestine heroin lab in the south of France, is something new and authentic.
There's a strong theme of economic meltdown, of 'haves and have nots' and the climax, pivoting on the physical exertions of Dan's ex wife is particularly gripping. The ending I found very satisfying and it seems to me that there's the tiny hint of a sequel here. I hope so because this author really does his research and writes a great novel. There's something original and touching in this thriller and I highly recommend it.
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