City of Saints & Thieves

City of Saints & Thieves

Book - 2017
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Sixteen-year-old Tina and two friends leave Kenya and slip into the Congo, from where she and her mother fled years before, seeking revenge for her mother's murder but uncovering startling secrets.
Publisher: New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017
ISBN: 9781524738723
Branch Call Number: FICTION And
Description: 401 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: City of saints and thieves


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Tina has trained and planned for years to avenge her mother's murder but must travel back to the deadly Congo to find the truth.

Tina has trained and planned for years to avenge her mother's murder but must travel back to the deadly Congo to find the truth.

A fictionalized account of teens caught up in the brutality of life in the Congo, this will open your eyes and break your heart. - Christine C.

After fleeing the Congo, Tina and her mother arrive in Sangui City, Kenya, looking to rebuild their lives. Her mother accepts a job at the prominent Greyhill mansion, the home of one of Sangui City's most respected business leaders. But, the Grayhill estate is filled with corruption and crime. Wh... Read More »

Tina and her mother thought they had found refuge from war at businessman Roland Greyhill's estate. But her mother's violent death sends Tina running to the streets, where she learns to be a master thief as part of a gang. Four years later, she's back at the Greyhill estate on a job. Fighting mem... Read More »

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JCLEdwardR Apr 05, 2018

The audio version of this book is great. The voice actress does a wonderful job and the director figured out perfect pacing. Complemented by pitch perfect vocalization, the writer's descriptive action scenes involving the initial theft made for amazing suspense.

StratfordLibrary Mar 27, 2018

Blind Date with a Book 2018 comment: "Loved the book and got drawn into the story after just a few pages. Just HAD to know how it ended. Would go on another 'date' for sure :)"

ArapahoeCatherine Mar 01, 2017

This is probably my favorite read of 2017 so far! An amazing thriller set in Kenya that doesn't shy away from the harsh realities of war-torn African nations. Think Ocean's Eleven meets Blood Diamond meets Girl with a Dragon Tattoo!


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