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The Thieves Of Darkness (Michael St. Pierre #3)

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  326 Ratings  ·  65 Reviews
Michael St. Pierre thinks he has left his days as a master thief behind him. He's just started dating again following the death of his wife and has embarked on a new relationship with a beautiful, smart woman named KC. But then, he gets word that his best friend, Simon, is being held captive in a brutal and isolated middle eastern prison, sentenced to death. For the first ...more
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Rick F.
Dec 21, 2010 Rick F. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An amazing thriller and history lesson on Istanbul- Richard Doetsch has shown himself to be that very rare writer- one who can combine a sense of story, character and historical facts and result in a truly original thriller. To label The Thieves of Darkness as simply "a thriller" is short changing it in a very big way! Itis a jouney into present day and past Turkey- accompanied by some of the most unique and engaging characters one has the pleasure to meet. A winner in everyway and a must read!! ...more
Jul 21, 2015 Beth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked the story & the Narrator. I didn't want to stop listening to the story!
Mar 05, 2014 Judi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 3rd book in the series featuring Michael St Pierre.

I really loved this one also as all of Richard Doetsch books. They
always have a surprise twist.

This time Michael finally finds his match in KC. He is set up with a date with her and find that they do have a lot in common. But what he really doesn't know is how much. KC is a master thief also!!!

Michael, Paul, and Simon are back again..This time Simon is in prison,
scheduled to be executed..Michael breaks in the prison set to rescue
Aug 06, 2010 Lindsey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to get an advanced reader copy of this book. The description of James Bond meets the Thomas Crown Affair was dead on. I had not read one of Richard Doetsch books before this one, but I will now go back and read his others.
Mar 06, 2016 RumBelle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
I did not know this was part of a series when I picked it up. I have to say though, this is what a thriller is supposed to be. Intelligent, heart pounding, unexpected plot twists and even a nice layer of romance. This book was so unexpected, and such a fun intense ride. The hunt is on for a mysterious artifact that predates much of history. To find it, and decipher what it means is the goal, before calamitous events occur. Once I finished this book, I loved it so much, I bought the series. Now, ...more
Feb 21, 2011 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Thieves of Darkness is the third book by Richard Doetsch featuring Michael St. Pierre and a novel of fiction from Pocket Star Books.

Book Blurb:

Will A Treacherous Mission Lead Them Into Ancient Paradise...

Reformed master thief Michael St. Pierre thinks his criminal days are behind him when his best friend Simon is sentenced to die in a brutal desert prison. Breaking into jail for the first time in his checkered career, Michael frees his friend only to discover his own girlfriend in the next c
Feb 22, 2011 Melissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Let me just say it. This book is a roller coaster ride. It's a thriller mystery and it is written very well. As soon as one part of a mystery is solved, you find yourself a part of another. It is a never ending ride as well as a compelling read. The main characters are likable and even though they are thieves, they only do "moral" thieving. Just this topic alone can make for interesting discussion, but it was in here only so you can like the heroes and heroine, Michael and KC, in the story. I wi ...more
Wendy Hines
Michael St. Pierre is a reformed thief. He's turned a new leaf, and even has a new squeeze. Her name is KC and she is helping him learn to live again since his wife died. He spends his time now running a respectable security company for high-end clients. It's not as dangerous or has the same adrenaline rush as his thieving days, but he's making progress.

But then Michael learns of his best friend Simon being held prisoner in the Middle East. Simon is a Vatican priest who appropriates art that has
Paul Pessolano
Feb 24, 2011 Paul Pessolano rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the fourth Richard Doetsch novel. "The Thieves of Darkness" is a continuation of "The Thieves of Heaven" and "The Thieves of Faith". Although they do not have to be read in order it is recommended.

Super thief turned good guy, Michael St. Pierre, finds himself in love after his dies from cancer. Michael finds that his new love, KC, may be as good a thief as he was. After a short courtship KC tells Michael that she has to go on a business trip.

Michael is asked to go on a dangerous mission
William Bentrim
Oct 10, 2010 William Bentrim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Thieves of Darkness by Richard Doetsch

Move over Cussler, there is a new guy in town. At least new to me, I see that he has quite a few novels under his belt. I will be seeking those out. This is a saga of a “retired” thief, a priest, cop and beautiful woman questing against evil. Sounds more like the beginning of a tired joke but there isn’t anything tiring about this book except you, when you can’t put it down. A classic adventure romp with jailbreaks, legends, evil and mystery, this book
Giovanni Gelati
Sep 09, 2010 Giovanni Gelati rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would like to do things a bit out of order here. Usually I would say some nice stuff about the novel right away, but I would instead prefer to give that space today to the author. The Thieves of Darkness is my second Richard Doestsch read and I am really enjoying his writing style. He has penned four novels to date and is currently working on his fifth. The novels he has out are: The Thieves Of Heaven, The Thieves of Faith, The Thieves Of Darkness, The 13th Hour (check our archives for this on ...more
Mar 08, 2011 Julia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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One might wonder what in the world a priest from the Vatican and a thief turned security specialist has in common, right? Well, for Michael St. Pierre- reformed thief, a blind play date is in his future. A date set up by no other than his friend, Simon Bellatori, who also happens to be an unconventional priest in charge of the Vatican Archives. You would think a date set up by a priest would be a good thing, needless to say Simon knows his friends and a mat
What do you do when you find out that your best friend is in prison? If you're Michael St. Pierre, you pack your bags and stage a rescue. And when you find out your girlfriend of one month is in the next cell? Why, you rescue her too, of course. And once everyone's safely away from the resulting manhunt, you try to figure out why. Along with wondering who, exactly, you've been dating. Not exactly easy to do when you're running from all manners of bad guys who're right on your heels...

Jul 22, 2013 Andrew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
reads well but a bit choppy. The author goes on a bit at the end with the strained and fantastical ending. There is yet another twist and finally the book is over.

Most of the book is decent, reading similar but more deeply than "A theif in venis". I think the number of "sudden twists" was a bit tedious. Although appreciated in most spots; some were just stupid. The part about Venue being KC's Dad was dumb. Not a significant part of the story and so held no real value.

It is also tedious that the
Nov 29, 2013 Kenna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
By accident I read this series out of order. I picked up The Thieves of Darkness first and was about 50 pages from the end when I leaned there were two before it. Nowhere on the cover or inside did it say that it was the third book and so, I gladly read this interesting sounding book I had randomly found at the library.
I was not disappointed.
I really thought that this book was great. Even though Mary's name was mentioned s few times, I was never really confused. This book had a lot of thrill
Sep 25, 2010 Evelyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
Still mourning his wife's death, security consultant and retired art thief Michael St. Pierre is fixed up for a blind date by his friend Father Simon. What Michael doesn't know is that Katherine "K.C." Ryan is also a thief, and not a retired one.

Michael's planned rescue of Simon from a remote prison is complicated when he finds K.C. there, too. As the three flee to Istanbul, they match wits with an evil businessman Phillipe Venue who also wants the fabled Vatican treasure Simon and K.C. were se
May 20, 2014 Bonnie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure why I didn't care for this book. I wish I had seen how it was rated on this web site before I listened to it (I listened to the audiobook, not listed as an edition on this web site). Part of the problem was its length - it seemed to go on and on and I kept thinking, when is this book going to be DONE? Another problem: the characters were a bit over the top. The villains were really villainous and seemingly unstoppable. The heroine was a bit too perfect, the hero ditto. The story vee ...more
Mar 18, 2015 Christian rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
I'm usually a big fan of books dealing about thieves, but for some reason this one was a big let down. Even before Mr Doetsch went along with some kind of supernatural mumbo jumbo, the story couldn't really grab my attention. I caught myself at the end to wish only for the book to finally end.
Mar 26, 2011 Favi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although I loved this book, I do wish that KC had been selfish enough to leave Cindy to her delusions. The moment that Cindy is introduced and does nothing but whine about her sister being a thieve and does not seem to comprehend that the only reason she has what she has is BECAUSE of her, I wanted to strangle her!!!! Then when she STEALS from KC and joins Iblis, and doesn't want to understand that their father is EVIL just made me want her gone completely. When she says "He's my father, how cou ...more
Jason Womac
Oct 14, 2010 Jason Womac rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. Having read Doetsch's 13th Hour I wasn't sure what to expect with this larger more global story. It opens with a prison break in the middle of a desert and never let up. It truly was a tour of so many countries with Doetsch's writing making it feel like I was there. His charachters are very strong, much more realized that most thrillers. Michael St. Pierre, is a great anti-hero, smart but not pretending to be a genious. KC, his love interest, is fantastic. Not a cliche, strong ...more
Mia Talouse
Oct 14, 2010 Mia Talouse rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this book. I had read Doestch's last one and it was my favorite book of 2009. I think this will be my overall favorite for 2010-we'll see, with a few months left in the year. His characters are great, he keeps you glued to the page for hours, and i learned so much. Not preachy, just fun. It reads very quickly, but is completly satisfying. Great fun. I'm going back to read the early Thieves book.

And to Mark, the guy that said the dialogue is lame, I thought the dialogue was excell
Jul 17, 2016 Del rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read. It shows the greed of mankind that leads to murder. The characters are well formed and although there is a lot of technicality n the middle of the book, I could not stop reading it.
Nov 28, 2015 Terry rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Most cliché book ever written. I think the author watched too many episodes of "TO CATCH A THIEF"
Mar 04, 2016 Celticsiren rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
definitely kept my interest
Erin Channell
Received a free copy via Goodreads First reads.

Reminiscent of the styles of Ludlum and Cussler, this was an interesting action/thriller. There were several twists and turns that I didn't see coming, and every time I was ready for a twist it was there but not the one I was expecting. There were a couple of storylines that were hinted at but never explored. While I would have liked to have seen into those areas more, the book itself wasn't negatively impacted by their exclusion. Would definitely r
Aug 29, 2016 Nancy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great thriller that reminded me of Davinci Code and Raiders of the Lost Arc. Kept your attention throughout because they went from one heart stopping event to the next!
Apr 20, 2012 Lynne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book on the discount shelf and it sounded good so I dove in not knowing that I had skipped earlier books in the series(hope to read the first books now). Loved the book! Lots of action, and a very readable writing style. A cast of unlikely characters (a priest in jail for theft) grabbed me from the beginning, and locals that are not common only added to the interest. A good read.
This is the first Richard Doetsch novel that I have read. I was not disappointed at all it kept a fast pace from the moment I started reading it. This was a book I didn't want to put down tell it was finished. I really enjoyed it..... Diffidently a must read.

* I have been provided a complimentary copy of The Thieves Of Darkness for review from Gallery Books - Pocket Books.
Michael Watson
This was the first book for me to read by this author. I was not disappointed. It was a great, well thought out story with like-able, believable characters, with the main characters unavoidably drawn to adventure and danger. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes action/adventure/thrillers. Excitement to the very end.
Jan 15, 2013 Cynde rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can't wait to read other Michael St. Pierre books!!!! I was blown away by the descriptions that made me feel like I was right there on the adventure with them. Istanbul must be truly beautiful. These are my favorite type of books - travel the world learn some history and have a great adventure.
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