by Jason Mosberg

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BN ID: 2940046545142
Publisher: Jason Mosberg
Publication date: 03/04/2015
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 289 KB
Age Range: 12 Years

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Grift 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
LiteraryPicks More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy stories of clever comeuppance with a side of dirty dealings, “Grift” is a fun read. It’s a new adult take on the con, with great characters. Protagonist Piper is a 17-year-old grifter in Las Vegas, teamed up with a modern-day Fagin’s crew. When the gang crosses a local big time player, Piper has to use her wits to save her sister. As a long-time fan of the TV show “Leverage,” I really enjoyed reading about the cons and schemes. Maybe they’re on the wrong side of the law, but it’s hard to feel any sympathy for their marks. After all, most of what they do involves exploiting the mark’s own worst intentions. Piper is fun to follow, and the contrast between her con artist self and her real, vulnerable self keeps her interesting. Her devotion to her sister and her naivete in the face of real romance is quite endearing. It’s hard not to root for her completely.  The writing itself could use some judicious trimming and can be a bit uneven in spots, but once the plot really kicks in, it’s engaging and well paced. “Grift” is a good first effort from Jason Mosberg, with a solid and engaging plot and relateable characters.
TheBibliophilicBookBlog More than 1 year ago
Piper and her sister Sophie fled from a broken home when they were very young and into the arms of Max, a grifter and hustler, who teaches Piper the tricks of the con trade. Piper, Sophie, and a group of grifter kids all live with Max and bring in the cash with their cons. They work hard at their game, but they party even harder. Piper’s a bit more serious as she has the responsibility of raising Sophie as best as she can and keep Sophie out of the con game. When Sophie’s kidnapped by the Las Vegas mafia and held for a multi-million dollar ransom, Max’s entire crew works hard to get together the money to save her. GRIFT is a very well-written mystery novel. The characters are outstanding and each one has a distinct personality, so they don’t blend together. The author’s descriptions of the city brought the story to life. GRIFT is a dark labyrinthine tale of mystery, mayhem, and corruption with the love between sisters at the heart.
H_D_L More than 1 year ago
This was a fast-paced read that kept me flipping the pages to see what would happen next! Piper and her family of teenaged con-artists are living a luxury life in Las Vegas: Custom penthouse, parties, concerts - the best in entertainment and food. But all this comes crashing down when Piper's actual younger sister is kidnapped. They all band together for the ransom. But what happens when the con-artists find they have been conned?
Dalene_65 More than 1 year ago
First, I would like to thank Jason for giving me a copy of Grift in exchange for a review. I really enjoyed the storyline of this book. I liked how strong the main character Piper is even when she knows wrong is being done to her. I read this book in a day an a half as it kept me thoroughly engrossed in the story. I like the most of the secondary characters as well. I think the book has the potential to become a series, I think that would be nice to find out what happens to Piper and her friends in the future.