Boston, 1765: In D.B. Jackson's Thieftaker, revolution is brewing as the British Crown imposes increasingly onerous taxes on the colonies, and intrigue swirls around firebrands like Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty. But for Ethan Kaille, a thieftaker who makes his living by conjuring spells that help him solve crimes, politics is for others…until he is asked to recover a necklace worn by the murdered daughter of a prominent family.
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Boston, 1769: Ethan Kaille, a Boston thieftaker who uses his conjuring to catch criminals, has snared villains and defeated magic that would have daunted a lesser man. What starts out as a mysterious phenomenon that has local ministers confused becomes something far more serious. A ruthless, extremely powerful conjurer seeks to wake the souls of the dead to wreak a terrible revenge on all who oppose him. Kaille’s minister friends have been helpless to stop crimes against their church.
"The founding fathers in Boston had problems"
Ethan Kaille isn't the likeliest hero. A former sailor with a troubled past, Ethan is a thieftaker, using conjuring skills to hunt down those who steal from the good citizens of Boston. And while chasing down miscreants in 1768 makes his life a perilous one, the simmering political tensions between loyalists like himself and rabble-rousing revolutionaries like Samuel Adams and others of his ilk are perhaps even more dangerous to his health.
"Another great story"
Boston, 1770: The city is a powder keg, as tensions between would-be rebels and loyalist Tories approach a breaking point, and one man is willing to light the match that sets everything off to ensure that he has his revenge. The presence of the British regulars has made thief taking a hard business to be in, and the jobs that are available are reserved for Sephira Pryce. Ethan Kaille has to resort to taking on jobs that he would otherwise pass up, namely protecting the shops of Tories from patriot mobs.
"Every book gets better and better!!!!!!!"
An innocent 14-year-old preacher's son is kidnapped by three vile Civil War deserters. When turning-the-other-cheek fails to deter their cruelty, the boy resorts to his own violent behavior for survival, and the retribution he exacts from them casts him in a new struggle, this time for his soul. His redemption comes down to the wisdom of an old man and a small band of Unbroke Horses.