When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her to the Louvre...to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie travelled 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.
But now her dad's life is on the line, and Kat must go back to the world she tried so hard to escape...
The daughter of notorious thieves, Kat Bishop has enrolled in the exclusive Colgan School to escape the family business and try to live a normal life. But when she is kicked out, Kat has to return to her roots. She is informed that five priceless paintings have been taken from the powerful mobster Arturo Taccone, and that her father is Taccone's only suspect. It is up to Kat to return the paintings before Taccone takes matters into his own hands. Kat embarks on a daring, dangerous heist, immersing herself in the world of art, money, and extreme power. With the help of her friend (and crush), Hale, and a band of teenage coconspirators, Kat crisscrosses the globe to locate Taccone's paintings. Carter takes on large themes family, friendship, loyalty, and good versus evil and effectively gives readers light lessons in geography and art, as well as thought-provoking commentary on artwork stolen during the Holocaust. With a smart and stealthy heroine who should appeal to Gallagher Girls fans, Carter's story is fast-paced and popcorn-ready. Readers will likely look forward to Kat's next adventure. Ages 11 up.
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This was the first time i have ever bought ally carter and i have to say she has offically become my new favorite author . As you can probably guess i read it in like 6 hours ( my whole family are really quick readers :L) And i just refused to put it down ;) have just been to charity shop to see if i could find the Gallagher girls serise (charity shops are so much cheaper!) and managed to pick up the whole set . would deffo recommend this book to people who like clever, whity spy/crime stories. Eagily (?) awaiting the next book !!!!!
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