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Darcy, a rich, world-weary teenager on a European tour, meets Will, a boy she thinks she recognizes from her high school. Will, world weary in a different way-the down-on-your-luck kind-has been traveling for several years with Justine and has been schooled in the art of the scam. They con Darcy, separating her from her tour group, and through a series of circumstances, she becomes a part of their group, funding most of their travels. The older and more experienced Justine is the mastermind, but Darcy is easily her match intellectually. Holden's latest novel (after The Jazz Bird) is riddled with cat-and-mouse games between the two. Justine's shady connections in the drug world set up a situation that culminates in a life-threatening encounter, but the real story centers on the emotional void in each of the three characters and how their chance meeting sets them on the road to healing. Holden has written a fast-paced novel with compelling and complex characters. Some of the graphic sexual material is probably best suited to older readers. Recommended for large public libraries.