The Con Job
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The Con Job

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by Matt Forbeck, Electric Entertainment
     
 

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The rich and powerful take what they want. We steal it back for you.

When a disreputable dealer starts swindling aged and ailing comic-book creators out of their wealth—and their high-valued comics and artwork—the daughter of one victim comes to ex-insurance investigator Nathan Ford and his team of counter-crooks for help.

Their scheme: run…  See more details below

Overview

The rich and powerful take what they want. We steal it back for you.

When a disreputable dealer starts swindling aged and ailing comic-book creators out of their wealth—and their high-valued comics and artwork—the daughter of one victim comes to ex-insurance investigator Nathan Ford and his team of counter-crooks for help.

Their scheme: run a con at the Comic-Con International, where the crook intends to sell the goods. But there’s more going on than simple theft. An arson plot is in motion that will not only destroy countless rare collectibles, but may end up costing lives.

With time short, the team must take down a ruthless mark whose true motives have yet to be revealed…

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101618509
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/31/2012
Series:
A Leverage Novel , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
121,649
File size:
763 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Matt Forbeck has been a full-time writer of both games and fiction since 1989. He has designed collectible card games, roleplaying games, miniatures games, board games, and logic systems for toys and has written short fiction, comic books, novels, screenplays, and computer game scripts and stories. Matt belongs to the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers and the International Thriller Writers and is a member of the Madison chapter of the International Game Developers Association.

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The con Job 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great continuation of the great TV series Leverage. The characters are dead-on, the plot is intelligent and you can tell a lot of research went into this novel. Everyone should give this book a chance. You won't be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For me, if you are going to write a book based on a TV show you MUST get the voices of the characters right. If you don't, then it doesn't matter how well everything is written, the book won't work. Happily, the author GETS THE VOICES RIGHT. I enjoyed this book quite a bit. The author is able capture the nuances of the character's quirks, voice patterns and all the little asides that we loved from the show. The story is fun, and is described in such a way that the reader can see what is being described very clearly. I loved the show, and I enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MDmom More than 1 year ago
The characters were true to their nature in the series. You could somewhat see that the book was an extension of an intended script for the series that was unfortunately cancelled. If I can't watch it the next step is to read it. And I enjoyed reading it very much.
celticflower More than 1 year ago
For fans of the show "Leverage" this book helps fill the void left by the show's cancellation. A fast paced romp thru the world of comic book art and Comicon done only as the Leverage team can. This well written adventure can easily be envisioned as an episode of the show - the characters and dialog all ring true as our heroes con their way to help not just one, but a group of artists. And after a few twists and set backs, the team does win the day (or course).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Leverage story that's a little lacking on the Leverage style. If you're a fan of the show, this story is very by the numbers. I could ask a series of very specific questions right now, and if you're someone that's watched enough of this really good television series to think this may be an interesting read, you'll know the answers. If the team is running a con at San Diego Comic Con, which of their recurring characters is most likely to make an appearance? If Hardison is in charge, will he avoid getting into trouble? Why would Nate be very hesitant to go to the convention? I wouldn't say that this is a bad thing. I would say it's a credit to the writing that it was done well enough that people familiar with the show can telegraph what's going to happen at times. My problems with it are mostly in style. It's a very linear and straight forward story. Part of what I like about the show is the flashbacks while the end of a con is going down. We follow along with what's happening until something goes wrong with the villain's plan, at which point, we get a flashback that shows how our team of heroes set up what went wrong. Here there's not much of that. Here, they need something to happen, so they'll set that up to happen. And when it pays off, only the bad guy is surprised by it. Enjoyed it over all, and will probably give the next one in the series a look at some point down the line.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome!!! Helps to fill the lonely void left when evil TNT failed to renew Leverage for Season 6!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you loved the show the books will ease your withdrawal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago