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MARCUS BROTHERTON is the author or coauthor of more than twenty-five nonfiction books. Notable works include Shiftys War, A Company of Heroes, and the oral history project, We Who Are Alive and Remain: untold stories from the Band of Brothers, a New York Times bestseller. This is his first novel. www.marcusbrotherton.com.

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This debut historical novel from Brotherton, who has written many nonfiction titles about war veterans ("We Who Are Alive and Remain"), was inspired by the true story of a paratrooper named Wayne Skinny Sisk in Easy Company, featured in the book "Band of Brothers" by Stephen Ambrose. An incorrigible man, Rowdy Slater, becomes a preacher after the war. His first sermon is a disaster, but one line summarizes his insight: If God could care for a ruffian like Cain, even with everywhere he d been and with all the wrong he d done, then I reckon God could care for someone like me. Rowdy s story unfolds with satisfying unpredictability, offering plot twists that would be unbelievable if not for strong motivations that encourage suspension of disbelief. The two loves of Rowdy s life are one of many surprises. Dialogue is colloquial and historically rooted, as in Twain s "Huck Finn." The short novel is packed with action, intrigue, and scoundrels who have Rowdy over a barrel. Readers will want to find out exactly how the unlikely hero is going to escape yet another predicament. - "Publishers Weekly," "7/11/14"Highly recommended!A hard-edged and well-crafted novel, with surreptitiously smart prose, confident plotting, and characters you feel you know. - Michelle Burford, founding senior features editor of "O, the Oprah Magazine""Feast for Thieves "is smart, gritty, and inforgettable. Filled with calamity and humor, this book is a hands-down winner. It's about time veteran writer Marcus Brotherton added his powerful voice to fiction. His writing voice is superb. - Tosca Lee, "New York Times" bestselling coauthor of the Book of Mortals seriesAn exhilarating story told in a neo-Western genre, of all things. Masterful and riveting, humorous yet poignant.Anyone who enjoys books by Ted Dekker, Randy Alcorn, or Leif Enger will enjoy every story woven by Marcus Brotherton. This unique and page-turning adventure will harvest a whole new fold of fans. - Julie Cantrell, New York Times bestselling author of "Into the Free"Part "Band of Brothers," part "True Grit," this is the rollicking tale of a wartime hero's fight to find his place in a post-war world. Rich with action, "Feast for Thieves" is cinematic storytelling at its best. - Adam Makis, "New York Times" bestselling author of"A Higher Call"As a great admirer of Marcus Brotherton's nonfiction work, I was eager to dive into his debut novel. "Feast for Thieves" does not disappoint. From the first page, Rowdy Slater emerges as a character to root for, complete with flaws, charm, and an unshakeable conscience. I enjoyed this story from beginning to end, a wonderful tale of redemption that will leave readers hoping for a sequel. - Kristina McMorris, bestselling author of "The Pieces We Keep"A gutsy, never-preachy story filled with massive redemptive undercurrents. Why read this? Ultimately it's a book of hope, and it shows how anyone's heart can be changed. - Matt Carter, lead pastor, Austin Stone Community Church, Texas, and coauthor of "The Real Win"Marcus Brotherton has crafted more than a rousing story here. He's created characters who leap off the page and a small corner of the world you can lose yourself inside, all held together with stirring prose. I really enjoyed this book. - Billy Coffey, bestselling author of "The Devil Walks in Mattingly"This story is a delight. There is a strong sense of literary quality here, combined with a remarkably unique redemptive message. The characters are real, the descriptions potent, and the force of a good story well told is strong throughout Highly recommended. - Davis Bunn, bestselling novelist, writer-in-residence at Regent's Park College, Oxford University "


This debut historical novel from Brotherton, who has written many nonfiction titles about war veterans (We Who Are Alive and Remain), was inspired by the true story of a paratrooper named Wayne "Skinny" Sisk in Easy Company, featured in the book Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose. An "incorrigible" man, Rowdy Slater, becomes a preacher after the war. His first sermon is a disaster, but one line summarizes his insight: "If God could care for a ruffian like Cain, even with everywhere he'd been and with all the wrong he'd done, then I reckon God could care for someone like me." Rowdy's story unfolds with satisfying unpredictability, offering plot twists that would be unbelievable if not for strong motivations that encourage suspension of disbelief. The two loves of Rowdy's life are one of many surprises. Dialogue is colloquial and historically rooted, as in Twain's Huck Finn. The short novel is packed with action, intrigue, and scoundrels who have Rowdy over a barrel. Readers will want to find out exactly how the unlikely hero is going to escape yet another predicament. - Publishers Weekly, 7/11/14Highly recommended! A hard-edged and well-crafted novel, with surreptitiously smart prose, confident plotting, and characters you feel you know. - Michelle Burford, founding senior features editor of O, the Oprah MagazineFeast for Thieves is smart, gritty, and inforgettable. Filled with calamity and humor, this book is a hands-down winner. It's about time veteran writer Marcus Brotherton added his powerful voice to fiction. His writing voice is superb. - Tosca Lee, New York Times bestselling coauthor of the Book of Mortals seriesAn exhilarating story told in a neo-Western genre, of all things. Masterful and riveting, humorous yet poignant. Anyone who enjoys books by Ted Dekker, Randy Alcorn, or Leif Enger will enjoy every story woven by Marcus Brotherton. This unique and page-turning adventure will harvest a whole new fold of fans. - Julie Cantrell, New York Times bestselling author of Into the FreePart Band of Brothers, part True Grit, this is the rollicking tale of a wartime hero's fight to find his place in a post-war world. Rich with action, Feast for Thieves is cinematic storytelling at its best. - Adam Makos, New York Times bestselling author of A Higher CallAs a great admirer of Marcus Brotherton's nonfiction work, I was eager to dive into his debut novel. Feast for Thieves does not disappoint. From the first page, Rowdy Slater emerges as a character to root for, complete with flaws, charm, and an unshakeable conscience. I enjoyed this story from beginning to end, a wonderful tale of redemption that will leave readers hoping for a sequel. - Kristina McMorris, bestselling author of The Pieces We KeepA gutsy, never-preachy story filled with massive redemptive undercurrents. Why read this? Ultimately it's a book of hope, and it shows how anyone's heart can be changed. - Matt Carter, lead pastor, Austin Stone Community Church, Texas, and coauthor of The Real Win Marcus Brotherton has crafted more than a rousing story here. He's created characters who leap off the page and a small corner of the world you can lose yourself inside, all held together with stirring prose. I really enjoyed this book. - Billy Coffey, bestselling author of The Devil Walks in MattinglyThis story is a delight. There is a strong sense of literary quality here, combined with a remarkably unique redemptive message. The characters are real, the descriptions potent, and the force of a good story well told is strong throughout Highly recommended. - Davis Bunn, bestselling novelist, writer-in-residence at Regent's Park College, Oxford University

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