This is the second book of a series. The hero is a cat burglar named Quinn. Morgan is the exhibit director for a museum exhibiting a private collection of jewelry for the first time. She finds she is falling for Quinn, despite her worry that he is in San Francisco to steal the jewels. Morgan knows she canít trust Quinn, yet finds him irresistible. She is a buxom blonde who has been underestimated many times in her life and Quinn recognizes her as an intelligent sexy woman. He trusts her, but is concerned that she will cause problems for him as he winds his way through a Byzantine plan. Morgan has to decide if Quinn is a devil or an angel while she is falling in love with him.
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The suspense of the planned burglary, a trap to catch another thief called Nightshade, and museum security are primary themes of the book. ALWAYS A THIEF follows ONCE A THIEF. I have not read the first book and was frequently confused while reading ALWAYS A THIEF. The characterizations are good, Quinn is an enigma through the majority of the novel, and Morgan is intuitive and able to untangle the mystery Quinn presents.
Kay Hooper has written several series of books involving extrasensory perception, and this is no exception. While this is interesting and an enjoyable read, I would recommend reading the books in order.
Nancy Riggins-Hume, July 2003
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