John L. Monk joins us in this episode of CrimeFiction.FM to discuss his new book, THIEF’S ODYSSEY.
John shares some details about the protagonist for the book, Bo Mosley, who grew up in foster care and idolized cat burglars as a child.
John uses his background in technology well in this book, creating some technology based heists without allowing the story to bog down into techno-speak.
John shares his thoughts on the appeal of telling crime stories from the perspective of the criminal.
Part of John’s research was reading Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief, the story of Bill Mason.
From the Publisher:
Bo Mosley is an uncommon thief. At the age of sixteen, living in a foster home, he set a goal to become the world’s greatest cat burglar. To that end, he mastered safecracking, lock picking, and a variety of skills needed for high tech burglary. Now, eleven years down the crooked path, Bo heads to the Bahamas for his biggest heist yet. But when a tragic figure from his childhood turns up, Bo must choose between lifelong ambition and loyalty, between freedom and responsibility. He’ll need to choose fast, because the stakes have never been higher.
He’s not just playing for money anymore.
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