When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her to the Louvre...to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie travelled to Austria...to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own - scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. But now her dad's life is on the line, and Kat must go back to the world she tried so hard to escape...
For as long as she can remember, Katarina has been a part of the family business—thieving. When Kat tries to leave “the life” for a normal life, her old friend Hale conspires to bring her back into the fold. Why? A mobster’s art collection has been stolen, and Kat’s father is the only suspect. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat’s dad needs her help. /DIVDIVThe only solution is to find the paintings and steal them back. Kat’s got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in her family’s history—and, with any luck, steal her life back along the way. With its glamorous international settings, intriguing suspense, complicated cons and even more complicated romance, Heist Society is stealing the hearts of Ally Carter fans everywhere.
Kat Bishop wants to leave the family business. But that’s not easy if your family is a gang of exclusive, world-class thieves. When a mobster accuses Kat’s dad of stealing his priceless art collection, Kate knows there’s only one thing to do – she has to find the paintings and steal them back. But with only two weeks, a teenage crew, a plan that will take her across Europe, and her dad’s life on the line, can she pull off the biggest heist in history?
For as long as she can remember, Katarina has been a part of the family business—thieving. When Kat tries to leave "the life" for a normal life, her old friend Hale conspires to bring her back into the fold. Why? A mobster's art collection has been stolen, and Kat's father is the only suspect. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat's dad needs her help.
Someone just stole Christmas - and it's up to Katarina Bishop to get it back! Christmas criminal capers abound in this exclusive ebook novella from Ally Carter, the best-selling author of Gallagher Girls, Heist Society and Embassy Row series. Katarina Bishop is a thief. To many it wouldn't matter that she now uses her considerable skills to re-steal valuable works of art and return them to their rightful homes. She's still a thief. So that's why Kat's surprised when an Interpol agent comes to her one snowy evening, asking for her help. The Magi Miracle Network was set to auction off a very rare, very valuable Faberge egg two days before Christmas, but the egg's been stolen and now the charity's reputation - and their future - is on the line. This Christmas, Santa isn't the only person skulking in the darkness ... If you love this, you'll LOVE Ally Carter's other series. Check out her other series and find out what #AllysAmbassadors are excited about! Heist Society - read the rest of Kat's adventures in the thrilling, high-stakes adventures. Who said crime doesn't pay? 1. Heist Society 2. Uncommon Criminals 3. Perfect Scoundrels Gallagher Girls - the original Ally series is still the best. What could be better than witty, daring adventures set in a school for spies? 1. I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You 2. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy 3. Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover 4. Only the Good Spy Young 5. Out of Sight, Out of Time 6. United We Spy Embassy Row - these heart-wrenching thrillers will have you at the edge of your seat as Ally Carter dives into a glittering international world of plots and subterfuge with her most complex heroine yet - is Grace crazy? Who is the scarred man? Read the Embassy Row series to find out! 1. All Fall Down 2. See How they Run 3. Take the Key and Lock Her Up
Katarina Bishop has worn a lot of labels in her short life: Friend. Niece. Daughter. Thief. But for the last two months she's simply been known as the girl who ran the crew that robbed the greatest museum in the world. That's why Kat isn't surprised when she's asked to steal the infamous Cleopatra Emerald so it can be returned to its rightful owners. There are only three problems. First, the gem hasn't been seen in public in thirty years. Second, since the fall of the Egyptian empire and the suicide of Cleopatra, no one who holds the emerald keeps it for long - and in Kat's world, history almost always repeats itself. But it's the third problem that makes Kat's crew the most nervous, and that is...the emerald is cursed. Kat might be in way over her head, but she's not going down without a fight. After all, she has her best friend -- the gorgeous Hale - and the rest of her crew with her as they chase the Cleopatra around the globe, dodging curses and realizing that the same tricks and cons her family has used for centuries are useless for this heist. This time, Kat's going to have to make up her own rules...
Katarina Bishop has worn a lot of labels in her short life: Friend. Niece. Daughter. Thief. But for the last two months she’s simply been known as the girl who ran the crew that robbed the greatest museum in the world. That’s why Kat isn’t surprised when she’s asked to steal the infamous Cleopatra Emerald so it can be returned to its rightful owners. /DIV There are only three problems. First, the gem hasn’t been seen in public in thirty years. Second, since the fall of the Egyptian empire and the suicide of Cleopatra, no one who holds the emerald keeps it for long—and in Kat’s world, history almost always repeats itself. But it’s the third problem that makes Kat’s crew the most nervous, and that is . . . the emerald is cursed. Kat might be in way over her head, but she’s not going down without a fight. After all, she has her best friend— the gorgeous Hale—and the rest of her crew with her as they chase the Cleopatra around the globe, dodging curses and realizing that the same tricks and cons her family has used for centuries are useless this time. Which means, this time, Katarina Bishop is making up her own rules. DIVCritics and fans alike have fallen for the Heist Society series (no conning necessary). With more mystery, non-stop action, romance and humor, this second novel is just as irresistible.
Katarina Bishop and W.W. Hale the Fifth were born to lead very different lives - her family are criminal masterminds, while he comes from an apparently perfect dynasty. But both families know how to stay under the radar while getting - or stealing - whatever they want. When Hale unexpectedly inherits his grandmother's billion-dollar corporation, he quickly learns that there's no place for Kat and their old heists in his new role. But Kat won't let him go that easily, especially after she is tipped off about an elaborate con to steal the company's fortune. Instead of being the heir, this time Hale might be the mark. Kat is prepared to do the impossible, but first she has to decide. Is she willing to save her boyfriend's company if it means losing the boy?
Katarina Bishop dan Hale memang terlahir untuk memiliki sistem hidup berbeda: Kat terlahir dari dunia antah-berantah, dan terbiasa bertindak sebagai dalang kejahatan, sementara Hale keturunan keluarga paling sempurna sejagat raya. Mereka sama-sama memiliki satu hal: tahu cara bertahan saat seluruh pengawasan coba mendeteksi proses pencurian mereka. Ketika Hale mendadak menjadi pewaris seluruh harta perusahaan neneknya, Hale Industrie, ia langsung tahu bahwa dirinya tidak dapat lagi bersama dengan Kat dan krunya. Namun, Kat mencium hal tidak beres. Kat tidak mau membiarkan Hale pergi begitu saja. Terutama setelah ia mendapat petunjuk bahwa surat wasiat nenek Hale telah dipalsukan seseorang yang berniat menghancurkan Hale Industrie. Kat merencanakan sebuah plan matang yang hanya bisa dilakukan oleh Keluarga Bishop. Namun, ia harus memutuskan apakah dirinya benar berniat menyelamatkan perusahaan Hale yang berarti akan kehilangan cowok itu.
Setelah berhasil memimpin krunya melakukan pencurian lukisan di museum terhebat dunia, Katarina Bishop—yang sebenarnya masih remaja—jadi terkenal di kalangan pencuri. Karena itulah, ia nggak terlalu kaget waktu seseorang memintanya mencuri Zamrud Cleopatra supaya batu berharga itu bisa dikembalikan pada pemilik sesungguhnya. Masalahnya, sudah tiga puluh tahun batu itu disembunyikan dan tak pernah diperlihatkan kepada publik. Belum lagi soal menentukan strategi terbaik untuk pencurian ini. Tapi masalah terbesar yang membuat kru Kat paling gugup adalah... zamrud itu dikutuk! Kabarnya, Cleopatra—pemilik pertama zamrud itu—bahkan bunuh diri setelah memotong batu itu, dan sampai sekarang belum ada yang berhasil mematahkan kutukan tersebut! Kali ini, mungkin Kat nggak bisa mengandalkan trik-trik lama dalam sejarah panjang dunia pencurian. Ia harus mengerahkan seluruh bakatnya, dengan bantuan Hale si cowok miliuner dan seluruh krunya yang lain.
Saat Katarina Bishop berumur tiga tahun, orangtuanya mengajaknya ke Louvre di Paris untuk mencuri koleksi lukisan museum itu. Pada ulang tahunnya yang ketujuh, Kat diajak berjalan-jalan ke Austria untuk mencuri permata mahkota kerajaan. Dan pada umur lima belas tahun, Kat membuat rencana khusus—masuk ke sekolah asrama terbaik, bertekad meninggalkan bisnis keluarga untuk selamanya. Tetapi, hanya tiga bulan berselang, teman sekaligus mantan rekan Kat, Hale, muncul dan membawanya kembali ke dunia yang coba ia tinggalkan. Cowok itu punya alasan bagus: ayah Kat butuh bantuannya. Ayah Kat sedang terjebak di Paris, diawasi Interpol dan penjahat besar karena dituduh melakukan dua pencurian berbeda pada saat bersamaan. Kat hanya punya satu pilihan: membuktikan ayahnya tidak bersalah. Padahal ia hanya punya waktu dua minggu untuk melacak keberadaan benda-benda seni itu, mengelilingi Eropa untuk mencari petunjuk, dan akhirnya... melakukan pencurian terbesar dalam sejarah keluarganya.