You do not have a future if you do not stay alive now.
It is the early 90s and Frank Cardova, his wife, Maryann and his
daughter, Theresa, have become targets of an associate of the vory,
Russian thieves under the code working for a foreign intelligence
operative. They turn for help to Charlemagne, the premier freelance
specialist team used by western governments for black operations
conducted without fingerprints.
The team, or rather its leader’s wife, Alex, has another agenda
concerning Theresa, whose long ago act of mercy has been twisted
into a grudge by its recipient, a childhood friend turned vory
killer. Alex hopes Theresa’s past attraction for her stepson will
re-ignite. But first, her husband and his team must save Theresa’s
As Charlemagne struggles to eliminate the threat to Frank and his
family, the team uncovers evidence that this intersection of crime
and intelligence threatens one of their own and perhaps the team’s
How many of their own lives will it cost Charlemagne to rescue
Vory is the sixth novel in K.A. Bachus’s fast-paced Charlemagne
Files series chronicling the lives of a team of deadly Cold War
intelligence operatives over a span of three decades.
crime drama or action-packed thrillers are in for a treat with
Vory. K.A. Bachus' book begins with a bang and continues to
entertain with its fast-paced plot until the finish line. Akin to
Guy Ritchie movies, the narrative is uber-stylish, with a
dialogue-driven story full of characters who leap off the pages
with their vibrant and distinct personalities. Despite the multiple
POV cast, Bachus ensures each of the characters has their share of
page time to make their impact felt by the reader. The book also
functions perfectly well as a standalone. Overall, I very much
enjoyed Vory and recommend it to lovers of crime drama thrillers."
- Reviewed by Pikasho
Deka for Readers’ Favorite