A BRILLIANT DECEPTION: An AB&T Novel ~Kim Foster
When Kim Foster sent me an email asking if I would like to review her new book I jumped at the opportunity. I have reviewed her first two books in this series, A Beautiful Heist and A Magnificent Crime over the past several years and I could hardly wait to dive into this new book and see what Cat Montgomery was up to these days. Within the first two pages, the reader is whisked off to Venice and quite the adventure.
Cat Montgomery is a jewel thief for the Agency of Burglary &Theft. She is very good at her job as she steals back famous and expensive pieces of jewelry taken up by the wealthy; what has been stolen from somewhere else. She is just off a heist of a famous necklace from a hotel safe in Los Angeles when she is pulled into a job in England of the Lionheart ruby ring. The ring has been found in a grave in the UK. With all her planning and care the Caliga, a notorious crime organization takes the ring just minutes before she arrives. Her job now is to return the ring to England and rescue her new co-worker.
A BRILLIANT DECEPTION brings the whole team back together and Ethan, Jack, Brooke, and a new character Felix join the planning and head off to Venice to retrieve the ring and steal it back. A love triangle forms which adds and interesting dimension to the fast and furious pursuit of the ring.
The writing is good and well paced and I just leaned into this read and found it hard to put down. When I did need to do something different, it was easy to come back to and the story moved very well. It was a good adventure and I liked the ending.
I did find it hard that Cat’s mother did not figure into the story as much, but she was instrumental in starting Cat thinking about a new career or about how to use her skills in a more productive direction.
Great for the beach – lighthearted and fun, it was interesting to explore some English History and the Robin Hood legend further. I highly recommend this story and this author. I believe that everyone will enjoy A BRILLIANT DECEPTION.
Kim Foster is the author of the Agency of Burglary and Theft Series of Thrillers. She first got her degree in Medicine and has been a family physician in Victoria, British Columbia for sixteen years. Online, you can find her blogging about her left-brain, right-brain mash-up on www.kimfoster.com. Kim lives with her husband and their two young boys. She is hard at work on her next book and drinking a lot of coffee. (from the book cover)
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