I’ve never been a great fan of thrillers. I know that mysteries are often sold as thrillers and to be honest I’m not quite sure how the line that separates these two genres looks like. The things is I know “Caught Stealing” is a thriller or a suspense novel just because it doest have a mystery to be solved. Unlike “Already Dead” and “No Dominion”, Charlie Huston's first two Joe Pike novels — The PI Vampire.
I bought “Caught Stealing” after reading the first two aforementioned Joe Pike novels. At that time I thought Charlie Huston was a very talented young writer. But since this book and the rest of the Joe Pike series (3 books) I’ve changes my mind. The plot of “Caught Stealing” is a straight line of unfortunate events that a character named Hank Thompson has to endure. If you want a much better way to appreciate a tale like this I suggest you see the movie “True Romance” instead. It was written by Quentin Tarantino and it is a brilliant story about a guy that has to endure a series of unfortunate events. Charlie Huston's attempt seems almost childish compare to it!