Friday, May 28, 2010
THE LIFE OF A THIEF
Authored by David McLain
Sean Edward La Roux, AKA Shrimpy, whose life bears an uncanny resemblance to a certain knight of the round table, is just twenty-four years old when, with the help of four friends, he engineers one of the greatest crimes ever committed- the embezzlement of eight million dollars from a bank outside of Boston. Shrimpy heads off on an incredible journey, one which takes him across the country and around the world, but no matter how far he travels he can never leave the memory of Jenny, the only girl he ever loved behind him. When Shrimpy meets the exotic Elanya at a hotel in Venice, it seems like he may finally have a chance to leave the past behind him, but a phone call from Jenny informing him that his best friend has been arrested may mean that it's time to do the unthinkable- turn himself in. It's a long road to redemption, but anyone can get there, even a devious little Shrimp.
About the author:
David McLain graduated from Purchase College, where he directed a production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest. His stories have appeared in over a dozen magazines, including Harvard's Dudley Review, The Paumanok Review, Grumble, Bellowing Ark and Nite Blade Magazine. The Life of a Thief is his first novel. He lives in Western Massachusetts.