Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society Series #3)

Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society Series #3)

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by Ally Carter
     
 

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Katarina Bishop and W.W. Hale the fifth were born to lead completely different lives: Kat comes from a long, proud line of loveable criminal masterminds, while Hale is the scion of one of the most seemingly perfect dynasties in the world. If their families have one thing in common, it's that they both know how to stay under the radar while getting-or

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Katarina Bishop and W.W. Hale the fifth were born to lead completely different lives: Kat comes from a long, proud line of loveable criminal masterminds, while Hale is the scion of one of the most seemingly perfect dynasties in the world. If their families have one thing in common, it's that they both know how to stay under the radar while getting-or stealing-whatever they want.

No matter the risk, the Bishops can always be counted on, but in Hale's family, all bets are off when money is on the line. When Hale unexpectedly inherits his grandmother's billion dollar corporation, he quickly learns that there's no place for Kat and their old heists in his new role. But Kat won't let him go that easily, especially after she gets tipped off that his grandmother's will might have been altered in an elaborate con to steal the company's fortune. So instead of being the heir-this time, Hale might be the mark.

Forced to keep a level head as she and her crew fight for one of their own, Kat comes up with an ambitious and far-reaching plan that only the Bishop family would dare attempt. To pull it off, Kat is prepared to do the impossible, but first, she has to decide if she's willing to save her boyfriend's company if it means losing the boy.

Praise for PERFECT SCOUNDRELS:

"With razor-sharp dialogue, twists and tight squeezes galore, and one quick-thinking heroine, Carter doesn't miss a step as she continues to entertain her numerous fans."
-Booklist


Praise for UNCOMMON CRIMINALS:"

An exciting, entertaining read with a fast-moving plot, a spot of romance, and a strong and smart female protagonist. Readers will hope for another heist from Kat."
-School and Library Journal

Praise for HEIST SOCIETY:"

This irresistible light-fingered fairy tale is elevated by glamour and mystery. Carter's style is conversational, smooth, and clever, exposing Kat's wry humor and her steely determination. Daring, delicious, but filled with a sense of purpose."
-School Library Journal"

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."
-Publishers Weekly "

As enthralling as her last book, Heist Society will keep you turning the page until the end. The book is witty and comical, and you are rooting for Kat throughout the adventure."
-VOYA

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Editorial Reviews

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The stakes are not only higher but personal in this third Heist Society novel. Teen criminal mastermind Katarina Bishop gathers her fellow con artists to help one of their own, W. W. Hale the Fifth, when Hale's wealthy tycoon grandmother dies suddenly-and mysteriously-leaving control of her billion-dollar corporation to underage Hale and the family's greedy trustee lawyer. This time Kat's not after cursed jewels or stolen paintings but the original will-even if it means losing Hale in the process. While jet-setting around the globe, scheming elaborate break-ins, and even pulling off a "Basil E. Frankweiler" maneuver in a high-security London museum, Kat must keep her feelings for Hale in check. Can she trust her usually steadfast partner? Further complicating this cinematic caper is the meeting of Kat's under-the-radar relatives and Hale's socialite family. With razor-sharp dialogue, twists and tight squeezes galore, and one quick-thinking heroine, Carter doesn't miss a step as she continues to entertain her numerous fans.- Angela Leeper—Booklist Online
Children's Literature - Keri Collins Lewis
W.W. Hale the Fifth lives a thrilling double life. As the heir to a billion-dollar family-owned corporation, he enjoys all the luxuries money can buy. As the boyfriend of Katarina Bishop, member of a family of notorious criminal geniuses, he enjoys all of the excitement the next big heist can afford. When Hale's grandmother, Hazel, dies and leaves him in charge of the family business, he finally feels valued by his family and he is willing to fully accept his place in their world. Then Kat is tipped off by the ever-loyal butler Marcus that Hazel's will may be a fake. Determined to save her boyfriend's corporation even if it means losing him, Kat sets out to outwit the mastermind behind a devious plot involving theft and murder. The third novel in Carter's "Heist Society" series takes readers all over the world in trademark fashion: high stakes, high style, and high adrenaline. In this cleverly plotted yet tender story, Kat does more than sleuth out the mystery of Hazel's final wishes. She investigates the nature of family and pursues justice with the full force of her clan's power, even though she knows the outcome may hurt them. Series fans will adore the introduction of new, loveable characters, such as Silas Foster, brilliant inventor and Hazel's poker buddy. The usual members of Kat's merry band of teenage thieves are on hand to help pull off an incredibly complex con. Carter ramps up the fun factor with a few other family members showing up for their colorful cameos, including a naked Uncle Felix. With an over-the-top ending, this may be Carter's best book yet. Reviewer: Keri Collins Lewis

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423166009
Publisher:
Disney Press
Publication date:
02/05/2013
Series:
Heist Society Series, #3
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
130,313
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.34(h) x 1.12(d)
Lexile:
670L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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