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 for stealing the headmaster's car and mounting it on the school fountain. Although she could have done it without breaking a sweat, ironically, this time, she's innocent.
In fact she was framed — by another highly-skilled thief. Her friend and brother-in-trade Hale, with his mischievous smile and limitless bank account, has appeared out of nowhere to bring her back to the Life, back to the family Kat tried so hard to escape. Hale has a good reason: A powerful mobster has just been robbed of his priceless art collection and he wants to retrieve it. Only a master thief could have cracked this vault, and Kat's father isn't just on the suspect list, he IS the list. Now, caught between Interpol and a far more deadly predator, Kat's dad needs her help.
For Kat, a consummate thief in her own right, the solution is simple: 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.
This is a reread for me and the first audio book I have ever made it all the way through. I love this story and it never gets old, I think I've read it a dozen or more times.
Kat wants a normal life so she enrolls in a boarding school in order to get away from the family business. Kat's family is made up of thieves. When she gets kicked out of her fancy boarding school because of something she didn't do, she goes home to find out that her father is in trouble and needs her help. Can she help but not get involved? Will she be sucked back into the life for good? Has she been gone long enough to help but not get sucked in?
This is an excellent read and I highly recommend it. Ally Carter has been on my radar for a long time but the first two books in this series are all that I have managed to read. Her books are fun, exciting and full of life. I feel like I am Kat in this book series. The plot is fun and interesting. You are captivated by the characters. Everything works really well together. I love every second of this amazing book each time I read it.
If you are looking for a good spy/thief book then anything by Ally Carter would be perfect for you. She is an amazing author. I personally cannot wait to read more books by this amazing author!