William looked like a statue, all marble and confidence. He turned his head up to the camera and smiled, his baby-faced sincerity hiding his devious plans.
Con man William Donovan has stooped to a new low. He steals from nursing home residents in the Alzheimer's ward-victims who cannot be used as witnesses for the crimes committed against them. Donovan's disillusioned girlfriend, Alice, and Lucas Tolliver, the security guard still scarred by his experiences in New York City on 9/11, act as his accomplices.
Private investigator Marcus Pierce and Felice Morrison, the mysterious granddaughter of one of the nursing home's residents, are determined to put a stop to Donovan's activities. Meanwhile, the groundbreaking work of psycholinguist Rodamas Fowler and his wife, Catherine, a childhood development psychologist from Princeton, may be put in jeopardy when their foster child's mother becomes involved with the residents at the nursing home.
With the characters' lives tragically intertwining, author David H. Schleicher weaves a chilling tale of love and hate on the streets of New York and Philadelphia. Set against the backdrop of America's war on terror, The Thief Maker
explores the duplicity of memory and the loss of one's identity.