Since she can remember, Katarina’s relatives have been grooming her for the family business–thieving. But when Kat tries to go straight and leave the Life for a normal life, she’s promptly kicked out of her new school fornbsp;stealing the headmaster’s car andnbsp;mounting it onnbsp;the schoolnbsp;fountain. Although she could have done it without breaking a sweat, ironically, this time, she’s innocent. nbsp; In fact she was framed–by anothernbsp;highly-skilled thief. Her friend andnbsp;brother-in-tradenbsp;Hale,nbsp;with his mischievous smile and limitless bank account, hasnbsp;appeared out of nowhere to bringnbsp;her back to the Life, back to the family Kat tried so hard to escape. Hale has a good reason: Anbsp;powerful mobster has just been robbed of his priceless artnbsp;collection and he wants to retrieve it. Only a master thief could havenbsp;cracked this vault, and Kat'snbsp;father isn’t just on the suspect list, he IS the list. Now, caught between Interpol and a far morenbsp;deadly predator,nbsp;Kat’s dad needs hernbsp;help.nbsp; nbsp; For Kat,nbsp;a consummate thief in her own right,nbsp;nbsp;the solution is simple:nbsp;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 maybe just enough misguided pride to pull off the biggest heist in history–or at least in her family’s (very crooked) history.
by Julia Gorman, Readings Carlton
Are you in or out? Katarina Bishop wants to leave the family business, but that’s not easy when your family is a gang of exclusive, world-class thieves. However, when a particularly nasty mobster threatens her father, Kat and her young genius friends have no choice but to take matters into their own hands.
From the author of The Gallagher Girls comes another wittily written adventure. Lots of fun. Ages 13+
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