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The Child Thief Dan Smith

The Child Thief By Dan Smith

The Child Thief by Dan Smith

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A troubled WWI veteran races across the frozen steppe of 1930s Ukraine to save a child from a shadowy and sadistic killer with unthinkable plans

The Child Thief Summary

The Child Thief: A Novel by Dan Smith

December 1930, Ukraine. Luka is a war veteran who now wants only to have a quiet life with his family in his village. But everything changes the day the stranger arrives, pulling a sled bearing a terrible cargo. In the chaos that ensues, a little girl vanishes. Luka is the only man with the skills to find who could have stolen a child in these frozen lands - and besides, the missing girl is best friend to Luka's daughter. Together with his sons, Luka sets out in pursuit across lands ravaged by war. Soon they realize that the man they are tracking is no ordinary criminal, but a skillful hunter with the child as the bait. It will take all of Luka's strength to battle the harshest of conditions, and all of his wit to stay a step ahead of Soviet authorities.

The Child Thief Reviews

From the arresting opening to the tense finale, Smith doesn't hit a false note in this captivating tale of the power of the human spirit when pushed to the brink. -- Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
In a style that methodically builds suspense, Smith delivers the story of a hero able to rise to the challenge in the face of escalating troubles. -- Kirkus Reviews
Steve Mosby has become one of a handful of writers who make me excited about crime fiction. -- Val McDermid
He writes like the very best American thriller writers. Cancel all other engagements for the day. -- The Guardian

About Dan Smith

Among other novels, Dan Smith is the author of The Child Thief, Red Winter and The Darkest Heart, which are also available from Pegasus Crime. He lives in Newcastle with his family. Find out more about Dan, his novels, and the places that inspire them at

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The Child Thief: A Novel by Dan Smith
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