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The Freeport Robbery (The Travelers Book 4)

 

“King’s (The Blackmail Photos, 2016, etc.) fourth outing with the Travelers, a husband-and-wife con artist team, sees them chasing stolen artwork. . . . In this latest go-round . . . readers should already be accustomed to author King’s casual excellence, particularly when it comes to character development. . . . King delivers a solidly written, self-contained thriller that also sets the stage for his cons’ return. Another exceptional account of heart-of-gold con artistry.”—Kirkus Reviews.

Conspiracy. Murder. The Travelers, using the names Ron and Nicole Carter, break into a freeport vault to recover a stolen jewelry casket for return to a museum. Easy money. But after they’re ambushed during the break-in, they have to recover the casket if they’re going to stay out of prison. And now a vicious gang is hot on their trail . . .

The Freeport Robbery is a noir crime thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. If you like nonstop action, exciting plot twists, and criminal machinations, you’ll love the fourth installment of Michael P. King’s Travelers series.

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The Blackmail Photos (The Travelers Book 3)

The-Blackmail-Photos-Amazon“In this third installment of his Travelers series, King’s (The Computer Heist, 2016, etc.) con-artist couple target a would-be politician. . . . As usual, King’s dialogue and secondary characters make for rich, pulpy reading; . . . he masterfully crafts the deadly tangle of interpersonal alliances and their fallout. . . . A tightly executed thriller, and the high point of a great series.”—Kirkus Reviews

Blackmail. Deceit. Revenge. The Travelers, going by the names George and Roslyn Harrison, entrap a congressional candidate with photos of his extramarital affair. But just as George is hatching a ploy to increase their ill-gotten gains, the candidate’s wife uncovers the plot. With their scheme careening sideways and the sheriff closing in, Roslyn receives news that drastically alters the scope of their plan. Is this a golden opportunity or a horrible misstep?

The Blackmail Photos is a noir crime thriller that will keep you turning pages until the very end. If you like fast-paced action, surprising plot twists, and criminal shenanigans, then you’ll love the third installment of Michael P. King’s Travelers series.

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The Computer Heist (The Travelers Book 2)

Computer-Heist-no-review-Amazon“King’s (The Traveling Man, 2015) latest thriller picks up the trail of his married con artists as they descend on a software company. . . . After surviving their previous con in Seanboro, this ruthless, manipulative couple once again hopes to fleece a deserving mark. . . . Personal lives, however, tend to skew even the best-laid scams. . . . King returns in fine form with his devious creations in tow. . . . The violence here, though brief, is unexpected . . . the repercussions electrify the narrative. . . . King strikes another vein of modern noir gold. . . .”—Kirkus Reviews

Theft. Deception. Murder. The Travelers, husband and wife con artists going by the names Joe and Tess Campbell, agree to wreck a computer server and steal a newly developed data-mining program. A simple, lucrative job. Or it would have been if their employer has told them half the truth. Instead, they discover that they’ve been thrown into a poorly-planned, amateur scam that turns into a maze of duplicity and betrayal. Nothing is as it seems, and the Travelers must scramble if they are to stay ahead of both the criminals and the police. The Computer Heist is a fast-paced crime thriller that keeps you guessing until the very end.

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The Traveling Man (The Travelers Book 1)

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“Husband and wife con artists must get back on their feet after a scheme goes spectacularly wrong in the criminally good debut by King…. Surrounding them is a cast of superbly sketched characters whose competing motives constantly trip up their plans…. With a story every bit as intricate and entertaining as the personalities who fill it, King’s uncommonly solid debut is a must-read.” —Kirkus Reviews

Deception. Betrayal. Retribution. Married con artists, using the aliases Tom and Patty Brown, arrive in the small city of Seanboro with their partner, Buddy Ray, masquerading as land speculators. Their plan is to falsify the environmental reports on a contaminated tract of lakefront property and sell the land to a local gangster who is involved in real estate development. But as their plan progresses, and the double-crosses pile up, they find themselves pursued by their now ex-partner Buddy, seeking revenge, and by an old enemy plotting their murder. The Traveling Man is a dark crime thriller that will take you for a roller coaster ride.

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