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House of Thieves by Charles Belfoure

House of Thieves by Charles BelfoureHouse of Thieves by Charles Belfoure
Genre: Historical
Release Date: 15th September 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
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Rating: two-stars

In 1886 New York, a respectable architect shouldn’t have any connection to the notorious gang of thieves and killers that rules the underbelly of the city. But when John Cross’s son racks up an unfathomable gambling debt to Kent’s Gents, Cross must pay it back himself. All he has to do is use his inside knowledge of high society mansions and museums to craft a robbery even the smartest detectives won’t solve. The take better include some cash too —the bigger the payout, the faster this will be over.

With a newfound talent for sniffing out vulnerable and lucrative targets, Cross becomes invaluable to the gang. But Cross’s entire life has become a balancing act, and it will only take one mistake for it all to come crashing down —and for his family to go down too.

This book was bad. Like, really bad. I don’t know much about the author other than he wrote The Paris Architect but honestly, I requested this thinking it’d be a cool heist type novel in the vein of the Gentlemen Bastards series by Scott Lynch (FUCKING READ THEM, THEY’RE AMAZING) but no, instead I got some rich guy robbing all his rich friends with his bored rich family. Do you know what I like about rich people?

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