About 6 or 7 years ago I bought this book for a friend, read it, gave it to her, and never saw it again. Here's what I can remember: - It was three books in one. - One story was about a deaf mute thief/cat burgaler who became friends with a woman that worked at a pub. - The last story was about this team that went to investigate a deserted facility or ship. I remember there were two soldiers and a young girl whom they referred to as an esper. - All I can recall of the first story was it centered around a female character. - There was a woman on the cover. I know this isn't alot of info but if anyone knows anything about it, could you let me know? I would love to buy it and read it again.