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Sting
Loot Series, Book 2
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Rule Number One for Cat Burglars: Never Do a Favor for a Friend. So why is March McQuin dangling upside-down twenty feet above a stone floor in the middle of the night, instead of tucked in bed like a regular kid? Along with his twin sister, Jules, he's set on stealing a set of stunning diamonds. It should have been an easy job, in and out. Except another thief got there first. March and Jules are lucky to escape with their lives, and one measly stone. Now the botched heist has created a world of trouble. The stone they grabbed was the Morning Star, one of a trio of famous sapphires, and it's cursed. The theft puts the twins and their friends in the crosshairs of Interpol, the FBI, and a vicious adult gang of criminals. And worst of all, the only way to break the curse and set everything to rights is by pulling off two more impossible heists... and stealing the other two sapphires in the set. Break out the black gloves. Lay out the masks. There's a full moon coming, and jewels to steal...
Rule Number One for Cat Burglars: Never Do a Favor for a Friend. So why is March McQuin dangling upside-down twenty feet above a stone floor in the middle of the night, instead of tucked in bed like a regular kid? Along with his twin sister, Jules, he's set on stealing a set of stunning diamonds. It should have been an easy job, in and out. Except another thief got there first. March and Jules are lucky to escape with their lives, and one measly stone. Now the botched heist has created a world of trouble. The stone they grabbed was the Morning Star, one of a trio of famous sapphires, and it's cursed. The theft puts the twins and their friends in the crosshairs of Interpol, the FBI, and a vicious adult gang of criminals. And worst of all, the only way to break the curse and set everything to rights is by pulling off two more impossible heists... and stealing the other two sapphires in the set. Break out the black gloves. Lay out the masks. There's a full moon coming, and jewels to steal...
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  • DOGO Books shinningboy234 - Sting, the amazing sequel to Loot. One thing March knows is not to do a favor for a friend, so why did he go to get one of the most cursed gems in the world for a friend? Read the book to find out.
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    May 1, 2016
    Can four teens successfully steal three sapphires and then elude a determined FBI agent, a nasty international crime syndicate, and worse yet, the rare, supposedly caring adults in their lives?In a suspenseful, action-packed sequel to Loot (2014), white twins March and Jules, children of thieves, 6-foot-2-inch African-American Darius, and tiny Latina Izzy put their admirable criminal talents to use. First they're out to steal a valuable sapphire and diamonds in order to help a conniving adult friend, Hamish. Later, they find out that Darius has inadvertently lost the entire multimillion-dollar fortune they acquired in the first book, which was going to keep them comfortably out of crime forever. Now homeless and broke, they're forced to go after the other two sapphires that belong with the first, all dangerously cursed as it turns out, to avoid being sent back into the foster-care system. The result is two edge-of-your-seat, challengingly sophisticated heists. Each kid brings a different talent to their joint endeavors, but it's the action rather than character development that drives the plot. Very brief chapters, almost every one ending breathlessly with a cliffhanger, make this a perfect selection for reluctant readers. Enhancing the nonstop thrill ride, smart scheming and clever solutions to insurmountable problems never fail to amuse and impress.Thrilling and exciting; the perfect choice for a quick read. (Thriller. 10-16)

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