Master of None (Gavyn Donatti #1) by Sonya Bateman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster (Pocket Books) March 2010
ONE UNLUCKY THIEF. ONE UNLIKELY GENIE. ONE VERY ODD COUPLE.Gavyn Donatti is the world’s unluckiest thief. Just ask all the partners he’s lost over the years. And when he misplaces an irreplaceable item he was hired to steal for his ruthless employer, Trevor—well, his latest bungle just might be his last. But then his luck finally turns: right when Trevor’s thugs have him cornered, a djinn, otherwise known as a genie, appears to save him.Unfortunately, this genie—who goes by the very non-magical name of “Ian”—is more Hellboy than dream girl. An overgrown and extremely surly man who seems to hate Donatti on the spot, he may call Donatti master, but he isn’t interested in granting three wishes. He informs Donatti that he is bound to help the thief fulfill his life’s purpose, and then he will be free. The problem is that neither Donatti nor Ian has any idea what exactly that purpose is.At first Donatti’s too concerned with his own survival to look a gift genie in the mouth, but when his ex-girlfriend Jazz and her young son get drawn into the crossfire, the stakes skyrocket. And when Ian reveals that he has an agenda of his own—with both Donatti and the murderous Trevor at the center of it—Donatti will have to become the man he never knew he could be, or the entire world could pay the price. . . .
Gavyn Donatti is a thief with a problem. He’s lost something, and a thug named Trevor wants it back. Now Donatti’s on the run from the kind of guys that carry trash bags “just in case” they need to dispose of abody on the fly. When Trevor’s thugs finally catch up with him, he also discovers that they’re not the only ones that want him. Now he’s got a bad tempereddjinn (genie) named Ian stuck to him like glue, and when his ex girlfriendshows up armed with a huge secret (and a gun), he finds himself on a collision course with fate that could change the future of humanity.