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The Haptha, a seven-foot tall superhuman race, won the trade war. Several of them live in the capital city of the defeated Clackmat Confederacy. Some under the terms of the peace treatysome not. Shib, a Haptha with a criminal past, runs a tavern that serves as a front for certain of his less than legal enterprises. When he sees a chance for a heistand a bit of mischiefhe ...more
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Published September 20th 2017 by Lillicat Publishers
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Carol Kean
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
New cover, new edition, ON SALE NOW - $1.99 ebook - a classic!

Epic characters, believable and authentic even while being extraordinary!

Magic, treachery, and bad decisions drive a simple heist from farce to tragedy...

Ken Lizzis "Thick as Thieves" may be his best novel yet. Its one of those rare stories I can read twice, even three times, and enjoy the witty repartee and intelligent inner monologues.

The world-building in a Ken Lizzi novel is always splendid. We dont know for sure were on planet
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H. P.
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: modern-sf
Thick as Thieves is a pulpy adventure SF tale about a burly soldier-turned-tavern bouncer, Brick, who makes the mistake of agreeing to a simple plan and gets involved over his head in a heist. Although Lizzi is really telling more of an Elmore Leonard-style crime story than a straight heist. Lizzi gives us a quick, pulpy read (234 pages) that comes with surprisingly depth, economically doled out in small bits. It is a fun story, if not one that blew me away.

I read almost as much crime fiction as
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Ken Lizzi is an attorney and the author of an assortment of published short stories. His novels include "Reunion", "Under Strange Suns", "Thick As Thieves", "Karl Thorson and the Jade Dagger," and "Boss." When not traveling - and he'd rather be traveling - he lives in Oregon with his lovely wife Isa and energetic daughter V.V. He enjoys reading, homebrewing, exercise, and visiting new places. He ...more

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