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Publication Date: April 3, 2012
Cassel Sharpe knows he’s been used as an assassin, but he’s trying to put all that behind him. He’s trying to be good, even though he grew up in a family of con artists and cheating comes as easily as breathing to him. He’s trying to do the right thing, even though the girl he loves is inextricably connected with crime. And he’s trying to convince himself that working for the Feds is smart, even though he’s been raised to believe the government is the enemy.
But with a mother on the lam, the girl he loves about to take her place in the Mob, and new secrets coming to light, the line between what’s right and what’s wrong becomes increasingly blurred. When the Feds ask Cassel to do the one thing he said he would never do again, he needs to sort out what’s a con and what’s truth. In a dangerous game and with his life on the line, Cassel may have to make his biggest gamble yet—this time on love.
Summary from (Goodreads)
Oh my God, you guys. I don't know what to say about this. I started this series about a week ago and I burned through the first two books, White Cat and Red Glove in one afternoon. The Curseworkers series is just amazing and I can't wait for Black Heart to come out. One of my many problems with YA literature is the lack of suspense in it. Other than the very obvious "surprise" in White Cat, Holly Black is the queen of keeping me guessing. The things she wants us to figure out along the way, I figure out. But the mysteries that I don't even understand until the answers are staring me in the face--guys, I love it! Not to mention, the narrator, Cassel is awesome! He's a bookie, guys! The cool version of a math nerd~