Safecracker: A Novel

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St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2022 - Fiction - 320 pages
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In this wicked debut, safecracker Michael Maven must pull off the most dangerous theft of his long career—or his friends and family will be killed.

Safecracker Michael Maven's latest job should be simple: steal a rare coin from a New York apartment. Except the coin's owner comes home with a beautiful woman, who murders him, nearly murders Maven, and takes the coin herself, and then Maven's life gets really complicated: the woman's boss, a sadistic drug lord, forces him to take on a far more dangerous job.

If Maven fails to crack the safe of a rival cartel boss in Miami, his friends and family will die. If he succeeds, he might. Which means he not only has to somehow pull off an impossible heist, but also outwit two crime bosses as well as his reluctant new partner – the woman who started it all.

Ryan Wick hits the right combination in Safecracker, unlocking a fast-paced, action-packed, cinematic thriller, the first in a new series.

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User Review  - jfe16 - LibraryThing

Review of Uncorrected Digital Galley The target of Michael Maven’s carefully-planned heist is a 1343 Edward III florin. But his plans go awry and he loses the coin. Then the lady responsible for ... Read full review


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Wick’s propulsive debut and series launch introduces New York City burglar Michael Maven, whose longtime boss, Elizabeth Rose, a sophisticated older woman with a posh British accent, hires him to ... Read full review

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About the author (2022)

RYAN WICK is an author, award-winning director, screenwriter and Filipino martial arts instructor. A member of both the Mystery Writers of America and the International Thriller Writers, when he isn’t hunkered down inside his apartment in New York writing, Ryan enjoys traveling the world and scuba diving beneath it. Safecracker is his first novel. Currently, he is hard at work on the next novel in the Michael Maven series and has no plans on stopping anytime soon.

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