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Author: Tim Maleeny Narrator: Michael Kramer Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Cape Weathers Investigations Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781481588409
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Is the Chinese curse just a myth?

Soon after an ancient talisman is smuggled out of Hong Kong, a container ship filled with Chinese refugees runs aground on Alcatraz, the crew murdered.

The Chinese Triads suspect one of their own, a female assassin named Sally known to have connections with a San Francisco detective named Cape Weathers. But when Sally goes missing, Cape becomes the focus of Triads' attention, and soon the FBI has him on their radar. Cape quickly realizes he's screwed if he doesn't find out what really happened aboard the ship.

He seeks the aid of two neurotic cops, a drug lord, a computer genius, a mayoral candidate, and a reporter with sentient hair.

From there, it all goes to hell.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Tough, original, compelling—a perfect thriller debut.”

    Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author

  • “An intriguing story…there are flashes of flair and inspiration in this promising first novel.”


  • “Readers will want to see more of Cape and Sally.”

    Library Journal

  • “San Francisco comes alive in Tim Maleeny’s engaging and confident debut thriller…Stealing the Dragon…combines a gumshoe mystery in the tradition of Dashiell Hammett with the exotic action of Trevanian.”

    Mystery Ink

  •  “A crime noir tour of San Francisco’s Chinatown.”

  • “Maleeny gives readers a fresh and fast take that enthralls.”

    Crimespree Magazine

  • “Cape and Sally are fascinating characters.”

    Deadly Pleasures Magazine

  • A 2008 Macavity Award Finalist for Best First Mystery

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charity | 8/10/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book. I wish the language had been better in spots, but the story was good. My favorite parts were the chapters on Sally's growing up years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 6/1/2010

    " Great light reading for the plane trip to San Fran "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 12/31/2008

    " This was a good book but it felt like I landed in the middle of the series rather then at the first book. The characters could use a little more fleshing out but I would read more in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty | 8/23/2008

    " Fast paced, different spin to the genre. Cape Weathers sidekick is a martial arts trained assassin and this book gives background information on her. 2nd book in the series by a new author. I picked this up in Murder By the Book bookstore on the recommendation of the owner. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Debi | 8/8/2008

    " Here's another book I picked up from the library that sounded great. Got several good recommendations. Just not my cup of tea. I like thrillers, I enjoy plot driven, I hate stilted dialogue. The first chapter is all narrative and slows the book down to a crawl. Finally had to put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marin | 6/6/2008

    " Mystery, murder, chinese mafia, detectives with odd names... what's not to like? So good, I read it in almost 4 hrs. Some bad language. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 5/6/2008

    " I love Tim Maleeny's work and look forward to the next Cape Weathers adventure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 4/14/2008

    " could not get into this book..never finished it. i will when i need a change from romance. "

About the Author

Tim Maleeny is the award-winning author of Greasing the Piñata. His short fiction won the 2007 Macavity Award and appears in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and Death Do Us Part, an anthology edited by Harlan Coben. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University, he currently lives in San Francisco.

About the Narrator

Michael Kramer is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, and recipient of a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award. He is also an actor and director in the Washington, DC, area, where he is active in the area’s theater scene and has appeared in productions at the Shakespeare Theatre, the Kennedy Center, and Theater J.