When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the Louvre...to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria...to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own--scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving "the life" for a normal life proves harder than she'd expected.
Soon, Kat's friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring her back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has good reason: a powerful mobster has been robbed of his priceless art collection and wants to retrieve it. Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kat's father isn't just on the suspect list, he is the list. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat's dad needs her help.
For Kat there is only one solution: track down the paintings and steal them back. So what if it's a spectacularly impossible job? She's got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully just enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in history-or at least her family's (very crooked) history.
Thinking that she's finally started a new life at Colgan, an exclusive private school, Kat Bishop is startled when an old friend stops by to seek her help. Kat is from a famous family of thieves, and she's spent her life on adventures like casing the Louvre and plotting jewel heists. But when her father is accused of stealing a mobster's priceless art collection, she must steal the paintings herself. This young adult novel has lots of humor, excellent banter, and a fast-paced plot that keeps readers on their toes. Ally Carter is also the author of the Gallagher Girl series.
- Juvenile Fiction
- Action + Adventure / General, Family / General, Law + Crime
- February 9, 2010
- February 9, 2010
- Ally Carter