A World of Thieves by James Carlos Blake
A Novel

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In 1928 New Orleans, eighteen-year-old Sonny LaSalle is a top prep student and champion amateur boxer -- and he venerates his fraternal twin uncles, Buck and Russell, armed robbers who love their profession. Sonny secretly believes that he, too, is a natural outlaw and persuades his uncles to take him on as a partner. But when a bank job goes bad, Sonny is sent to jail, where he unintentionally kills a policeman who is the son of the most feared lawman in Louisiana, widely known as "John Bones."

After nine months in the infamous Angola penitentiary, Sonny makes a harrowing escape and manages to reunite with Buck and Russell. The carefree trio head out for the boomtowns of west Texas, where the money flows as freely as the oil, unaware that vengeance follows close behind, as the cool, calculating John Bones begins a relentless campaign to hunt down Sonny ... no matter what.


About James Carlos Blake

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James Carlos Blake is the author of nine novels. Among his literary honors are the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Southwest Book Award, Quarterly West Novella Prize, and Chautauqua South Book Award. He lives in Arizona.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 308 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Just as he distorted misbegotten military power to romanticize the bloody Civil War reality of Kansas and Missouri in his novel Wildwood Boys, the award-winning Blake glamorizes a band of outlaws who embark on an abortive crime spree in this hard-driving novel set in Texas and New Orleans in 1928.

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