New York : St. Martin's Press, 2022.
When Harry Booth started stealing at nine, it was to keep a roof over his ailing mother's head and pay her medical bills. At night, in darkness, he'd slip into rich people's empty homes, opening drawers and safes filled with luxuries he could trade for precious cash. When his mother finally succumbed to cancer after a long, valiant battle, he left Chicago - but kept up his nightwork. From leaving a party at a Savannah mansion with a diamond bracelet in his pocket to an extended stay in New Orleans, he dons new identities and stays careful, observant, distant. In his line of work, he can't afford to attract attention - or get attached. Still, he can't help letting his guard down when he meets Miranda Emerson. But the quick, powerful bond between them cannot last - because not all thieves follow Harry's code of honor. Some think everything has a price. Some pay others to take risks so they can hoard more treasures. Some are driven by a desire to own people the way they own paintings and jewels. And after Harry takes a lucrative job commissioned by Carter LaPorte, LaPorte sees a tool he can use, and decides he wants to own Harry. The man is a predator more frightening than the alligators taht haunt the bayou. When he strong-arms Harry into stealing a bronze from a Baltimore museum, Harry abandons Miranda - cruelly, with no explanation - and disappears. But no matter what name Harry uses or where he goes - Paris, Rio, a quiet Virginia town where he runs a high school drama club - LaPorte casts a shadow over his life. To truly free himself, Harry will have to face down his enemy once and for all. Only then, after all these years, can he hope to possess something more valuable than anything he has ever stolen.