coz-en (kuz-uhn) verb1. trick or deceive.• obtain by deception.She was named most appropriately.Cozen Taylor has more than earned her place as one of North America's most successful thieves. Her name is whispered amongst criminal elite as the go-to thief when someone needs a heist.She has never failed.A call from the Miami-based Astor family could change all that with a job that seems almost impossible to complete. The mark should be simple-a stolen family heirloom, the man who has kept it hidden for over twenty years, and six months to return the piece to its rightful owners.Nothing is ever that easy.Three-hundred million for a successful heist. No smart thief would turn the offer down. Cozen didn't expect a complication like him to put a kink in her plans, though. Sargon Makri-tall, dark, gorgeous, and entirely dangerous. For her life, her heart, and for the success of the heist.The last thing Cozen needs to be thinking about is Sargon, and how she can get him into her bed ... especially when he just happens to be her mark's bodyguard. The thrill of the job has never been more addicting to Cozen, and she will risk everything to make the heist a success.But at what cost?***From author Bethany-Kris comes a whole new world. A North American network full of criminals battling to stay on top, and painting the streets red in war as they dabble in the game of betrayal. Malicious, cunning, forbidden, and violent-welcome to The Empires and Badlands.