Book Review | The Hitman and the Thief by Richard Dee


Genre: Sci-fi organized crime

Publication date: August 31, 2020

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My Thoughts

The Hitman and the Thief is a fast-paced, gripping novel about rivalry between two powerful underworld criminals. The author weaves a mesmerizing web of events that had me completely fooled.

The ending is open because the identity of Kalindra is not settled conclusively. I’d be a bit disappointed if there isn’t another book coming that picks up from where this novel leaves off. I have so many questions about what happens to some of the important characters.

The twists keep coming throughout the story and I realized I had been holding my breath throughout, hoping Dan and his partner are not killed before they can complete their mission.

An exciting, taut thriller–I read it in one sitting and thoroughly enjoyed it.

(I received a review copy from Rachel’s Random Resources in exchange for an honest review.)


Assassination can be a messy business, especially if you’re having a bad day.

Dan Jones is the ultimate problem solver, the hitman for crime boss Fliss Bauer.

Fliss has a rival, Kalindra Dallin. She runs a particularly unpleasant planet. Dan is told to arrange her demise. It’s just another job; until a random event means that it all goes horribly wrong.

To save his skin, Dan is forced to try again, only this time he has to work with a partner. He doesn’t want to but it’s the only chance he’s going to get; if he wants to put things right.

Can the hitman and the thief get the job done, more importantly, can they keep each other alive?

Beta Readers comments,

“Richard’s latest book, The Hitman and the Thief, takes the reader on a twisting journey through different worlds. The action moves swiftly, with unexpected twists and turns. As usual, Richard’s excellent technical knowledge conveys a gritty reality with ease. This is a fun read, hard to put down and I sure hope there is a sequel in the making.”

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About Richard Dee

Richard Dee author

Richard Dee is from Brixham in Devon. Leaving school at 16 he briefly worked in a supermarket, then he went to sea and travelled the world in the Merchant Navy, qualifying as a Master Mariner in 1986.

He has also worked as an Insurance Surveyor, Lockmaster, Harbourmaster and Ships Pilot, taking over 3,500 vessels up and down the Thames, passing through the estuary, the Thames Barrier and Tower Bridge.

Since the publication of his first Science Fiction novel, Freefall, in 2013, Richard has written another twelve novels, a textbook and a selection of short stories. He has been featured in several anthologies, including 1066 Turned Upside Down and Tales from Deepest Darkest Devon.

He writes Science Fiction and Steampunk adventures and also chronicles the exploits of reluctant amateur detective Andorra Pett.

Richard is married with three adult children and three grandchildren.

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4 comments on “Book Review | The Hitman and the Thief by Richard Dee”

  1. Thank you for the opportunity to read the book! I sincerely hope we get a sequel. Endings that aren’t neatly wrapped up play havoc with my mind. 🙂

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