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Heist Society

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Heist Society

Heist Society Series, Book 1
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When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her 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's priceless art collection has been stolen and he wants it returned. Only a master thief could have pulled off 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 her family's (very crooked) history -- and with any luck, steal her life back along the way.

When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her 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's priceless art collection has been stolen and he wants it returned. Only a master thief could have pulled off 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 her family's (very crooked) history -- and with any luck, steal her life back along the way.

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  • Ally Carter is the New York Times best-selling author of Heist Society and the Gallagher Girls series, including I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You; Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy; Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover; and Only the Good Spy Young. She lives in Oklahoma, where she's busy masterminding her next big heist. Visit Ally online at www.allycarter.com.
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  • AudioFile Magazine Carter, author of the fabulous Gallagher Girl spy series, strikes gold again with this sophisticated young-adult mash-up of OCEAN'S ELEVEN and THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR. Narrator Angela Dawe does the story full justice, delivering a stylish performance with panache and a soupon of humor. Katarina is trying to get out of the family business--she's an up-and-comer in a long line of exceptional art thieves--by getting herself into prep school. But she gets pulled back into her criminal life when her dad is accused of a major heist from a major bad guy. Kat assembles her crew and starts planning the most risky job of her career. Dawe engages listeners with a feather-light performance expertly suited to this classy story. D.G. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
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