James Beck

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Among Thieves Publisher's Summary

Olivia Sanchez--smart, driven, and beautiful--started at the bottom and worked her way up the ranks of a brokerage firm only to be unjustly, brutally fired and then blackballed. With no place else to go, she turns to her cousin, ex-con and ex-gang leader Manny Guzman, for help. Manny's first instinct is to hit back. Hard. But his partner, James Beck, knows that out in the real world, things aren't done that way.

Beck, with a tight group of three other ex-cons, works out of a discreet base of operations in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook. To help Manny he and his partners, along with a network of close associates, offer to look into what happened to Olivia and fix it. But nothing is as simple as it first appears, and Beck and his men end up going to war against a formidable list of enemies: the politically connected CEO of a Manhattan brokerage firm; a Russian arms dealer; a small army of Bosnian war criminals; a ruthless gang of Russian mobsters; and, last but not least, the NYPD.

With too many foes coming at them from too many angles, Beck and his men are going to have to survive against impossible odds, avoid being sent back to prison, and ,in the process, steal $116 million.

©2015 John Clarkson (P)2015 Macmillan Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Among Thieves

    • By: John Clarkson
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Olivia Sanchez--smart, driven, and beautiful--started at the bottom and worked her way up the ranks of a brokerage firm only to be unjustly, brutally fired and then blackballed. With no place else to go, she turns to her cousin, ex-con and ex-gang leader Manny Guzman, for help. Manny's first instinct is to hit back. Hard. But his partner, James Beck, knows that out in the real world, things aren't done that way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • On the edge of my seat!

    • By Jackie on 02-18-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Among Thieves

    • By: John Clarkson
    • Narrated by: John Chancer
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Among Thieves by John Clarkson, read by John Chancer. Unfairly imprisoned by the State of New York, ex-con James Beck is a man with a keen sense of right and wrong. But when a friend's niece turns to him for help, he soon discovers that the men at whose hands she's suffered are more dangerous than he could possibly have imagined.

    Regular price: $25.59

  • Book 2

    • Bronx Requiem

    • A Novel
    • By: John Clarkson
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The death of Paco "Packy" Johnson shouldn't have surprised anyone. Paco Johnson spent a lifetime in the system - starting in juvie at age 10, then prison for most of his adult life. But he managed to make some real friends in prison, friends who helped him get parole, a place to stay, and plans to help him adjust to a life outside prison after 17 years behind bars. But only 17 hours after he was released, he was found dead - murdered - in the streets of the Bronx.

    Regular price: $37.09