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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 treaty—some 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 heist—and a bit of mischief— ...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
Ken Lizzi’s debut novel Reunion is hard to top, and Under Strange Suns is high on my favorites list, but Thick as Thieves may be he his best novel yet. It’s one of those rare stories I can read twice, even three times, and enjoy the witty repartee and intelligent inner monologues.

Intelligence. The more I read, the more I appreciate it when I see it. Sadly, the really smart, world-wise, experienced writer is a rare commodity these days. Hemingway and London actually lived the kind of adventures
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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 "Reunion" and "Under Strange Suns" are now available from Twilight Times Books. 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 loathes writing about himself ...more