Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Book 60 - Uncommon Criminals

My sixtieth book was Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter. In this sequel to Heist Society, we find teenage thief Katerina Bishop in Russia, stealing a painting from the head of the KGB. The difference between Kat and the rest of her family is that she steals items that have already been stolen and returns them to their rightful owner. Kat is also known to the thief world as the girl who robbed the Henley with a team made entirely made of other teenagers. That is why she doesn't think its odd when a woman named Constance asks her to steal the Cleopatra Emerald. Especially when Constance tells her that a man that goes by the name of Visily Romani told her to ask for Kat. After she and her team (composed of Kat, her best friend WW Hale the Third, and her cousin Gabrielle) return the emerald, it becomes clear that Kat was conned by this woman that had called herself Constance. Even more disturbing, it is revealed that the woman, now going by Maggie, knows her Uncle Eddie, the king of thieves, and his hermit twin brother, Charlie. And to add to the already growing problem, Maggie is claiming that this emerald is the Antony, the missing half to the Cleopatra. Kat has to con Maggie while also trying to make sure that she doesn't end up like Maggie; alone, having conned and pushed away everyone who cared about her.

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