The Hitman and the Thief
Assassination can be a messy business, especially if you’re having a bad day. Dan Jones is the ultimate problem solver, the hitman for crime boss Fliss Bauer.
Fliss has a rival, Kalindra Dallin. She runs a particularly unpleasant planet. Dan is told to arrange her
demise. It’s just another job; until a random event means that it all goes horribly wrong.
To save his skin, Dan is forced to try again, only this time he has to work with a partner. He doesn’t
want to but it’s the only chance he’s going to get; if he wants to put things right.
Can the hitman and the thief get the job done, more importantly, can they keep each other alive?
Beta Readers comments,
“Richard’s latest book, The Hitman and the Thief, takes the reader on a twisting journey through
different worlds. The action moves swiftly, with unexpected twists and turns. As usual, Richard’s
excellent technical knowledge conveys a gritty reality with ease. This is a fun read, hard to put down
and I sure hope there is a sequel in the making.”
Author Bio –
Richard Dee is from Brixham in Devon. Leaving school at 16 he briefly worked in a supermarket, then
he went to sea and travelled the world in the Merchant Navy, qualifying as a Master Mariner in
He has also worked as an Insurance Surveyor, Lockmaster, Harbourmaster and Ships Pilot, taking
over 3,500 vessels up and down the Thames, passing through the estuary, the Thames Barrier and
Since the publication of his first Science Fiction novel, Freefall, in 2013, Richard has written another
twelve novels, a textbook and a selection of short stories. He has been featured in several
anthologies, including 1066 Turned Upside Down and Tales from Deepest Darkest Devon.
He writes Science Fiction and Steampunk adventures and also chronicles the exploits of reluctant
amateur detective Andorra Pett.
Richard is married with three adult children and three grandchildren.
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After reading this book I am still not sure what to think about it. I do like it quite a bit. While I do think there is room for improvement this book did show a lot of great parts.
The premise of this book is great I mean crimelords in space. While not really my style fully the writing was done very well. However I was more wanting of the science fiction feel.
If you like crime and space then this is for you.