This was a really fun read. It is the second in Ally Carter's Heist Society novels. The first one is all about stealing paintings, but in this it is about stealing the Cleopatra Emerald which everyone says is cursed. Kat and Hale and their gang decide to do it, and it seems that maybe it is cursed after all. What does a con do when they are conned? A fun, teen read. I enjoy their figuring out how they will steal things and get away--so totally beyond my world that it is fun. A good lesson in what you think you can do by yourself and when you really need your friends, too. If you haven't already, check out Heist Society before you read this.