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Black Heart

Paperback Curse Workers

By (author) Holly Black, Designed by Finn Notman

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  • Publisher: Gollancz
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 233mm x 22mm | 404g
  • Publication date: 19 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0575096802
  • ISBN 13: 9780575096806
  • Sales rank: 86,232

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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.

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Holly Black is the co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles series. A NEW YORK TIMES No. 1 bestselling phenomenon, the series has been described as 'vintage Victorian fantasy' and has been made into a hugely sucessful film. The books have been translated into 32 languages. Holly Black lives with her husband in Massachusetts.

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"The smashing ending to Holly Black's Curse Workers trilogy will keep readers guessing to the final page."--"Shelf Awareness"

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The Curse Workers Book 3 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. 'Dangerously, darkly gorgeous fantasy' Cassandra Clare www.blackholly.com 978 0 575 09680 6 £12.99