By Charles Belfoure
From the New York occasions bestselling writer of The Paris Architect
"The international of previous big apple comes alive during this beguiling story of poser and intrigue... Charles Belfoure certainly has the touch." —Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling writer of The Patriot possibility and The Lincoln Myth
The Debt has to be Repaid — or Else
In 1886 big apple, a decent architect shouldn't have any connection to the infamous gang of thieves and killers that principles the underbelly of town. but if John Cross's son racks up an unfathomable playing debt to Kent's gentlemen, move needs to pay it again himself. All he has to do is find his inside of wisdom of excessive society mansions and museums to craft a theft even the neatest detectives won't remedy. The take higher comprise a few funds too —the greater the payout, the quicker it will be over.
With a newfound expertise for sniffing out weak and profitable goals, go turns into precious to the crowd. yet Cross's complete existence has develop into a balancing act, and it'll basically take one mistake for all of it to come back crashing down —and for his kin to move down too.
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