Grift by Jason Mosberg

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Set in: Nevada
Summary: Why would a 17-year-old girl pretend to be a high class escort?

Piper is a con artist whose canvas is the city of Las Vegas. She rolls with a crew of young grifters including a card-counting genius, a tourist-hustling pool shark, and a pocket-picking magician. Together, this crew of teenage outlaws live with their mentor Max in the penthouse of a hotel casino. They work hard and play harder. But unlike the others, Piper must balance her hyper-real Vegas fantasy with the reality of raising her 14-year-old half-sister Sophie. Disaster strikes when the Las Vegas mafia kidnaps Sophie and demands a multimillion-dollar ransom. With only five days to piece together the money, the crew races the clock to save her.

Disclaimer: I did receive a copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review, like always the opinions are my own. 

For anybody who’s ever been dealt a bad hand.

This is the first line of the book, right off I was hooked on this book, because let’s face it I feel as I have been dealt with a bad hand this year, but man my hand is nothing like Piper’s.

Before I get into the book, can I just say I am in love with this cover? Next time I can personally take a picture like this I am.

I love when a book or movie is so well done it makes you want to quit your cubicle job and take a life of crime. This book by page 15 made me consider being a grifter. I enjoyed reading the different cons and was pleased to see how quick Mosberg developed his characters. The book has a very fast pace and is what you expect when you read a book about a con artist in Nevada.

Many landmarks of Vegas are mentioned in this book and will make you want to grab your credit card and book a trip to Vegas quick.

Overall this book is pretty fast paced short read. You will enjoy it, but seriously hide your credit cards, cause you will want to book a flight to Vegas.

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