Stealing People

Stealing People

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Book 3 in the Charles Boxer Series

Charlie Boxer, an expert at solving kidnappings, and his ex-wife Detective Mercy Dunqah are tasked with taking down a bold and heartless crime syndicate responsible for the abduction of six children.

Two years after the events of You Will Never Find Me (Europa, 2015), Boxer is contemplating retirement. He has found a measure of contentment even as a mystery from his own past gnaws at his sense of justice. Mercy balances a complicated personal life with an even more precarious professional one in the woefully under-resourced metropolitan police department. Both are suddenly pulled back into service when six children of wealthy families vanish, taken by a ruthlessly efficient organization with a single astonishing demand. Investigators stymied and time expiring, they seem set on a calamitous course.

Trapped, off-balance, and with little left to lose they plunge into a cauldron of warring intelligence agencies, morally destitute billionaires, and human traffickers, coming finally to a fateful Moroccan reckoning that will forever change them.

The latest entry in Robert Wilson's acclaimed Charlie Boxer series, Stealing People is both topical and thrilling. Wilson unravels a convincing web of international intrigue in a world where heroism may breed vice and virtue is an accidental byproduct of crime.
Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, 2016
Edition: First Europa edition
ISBN: 9781609453138
1609453131
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Wilson, Robert
Characteristics: 445 pages ; 21 cm

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wendybradley
Jan 02, 2018

Forget it. The plot is unbelievable. The characters are about as thin as the paper the book is printed on. I abhor the violence.

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StarGladiator
Feb 19, 2017

I would define this fiction as pre-Brexit: before the Brits came to to their senses. [I know, anything pro-worker and pro-labor should be labeled as racist and sexist, but I don't subscribe to psychometrically-weighted Identity Politics.]
At first the book appears twisty, but as it goes on it's simply sophmoric - - the author attempting to sound pseudo-sophisticated and global, but instead throwing in far too many unnecessary story contrivances, such as having the characters balk at what they feel may be stereotyping, then having the characters behave in stereotypical manner! Ludicrous fiction!
Obviously it is a set-up, and even has a character explaining this, but the book meanders on.
Lost interest about one-third of the way through . . . .

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mbbmbb
Aug 21, 2016

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MeReneG
Jan 20, 2016

Very good read. Lots of action revolving ariound ethical, moral, financial, and political themes. \\ Looking forward to the sequel (provided the very last line isn't a sadistically planted red herring).

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