Conned

Conned

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Kip Largo, a veteran of Silicon Valley, has recently emerged from a jail term for security fraud. He used to be a master con-man, but now he's trying to go straight, working in a dry cleaners while running an internet vitamin business on the side. But when Lauren Napier, the wife of a big Las Vegas businessman, comes to him with a proposition to steal $20 million of her husband Ed Napier's money, Kip can't resist the prospect of an artful con. He recruits some friends: Jessica, a stripper turned porn producer, his wayward son, Toby and Peter, a brilliant college hacker. They convince Napier that they've developed software that predicts stock prices, and with the smell of so much money in the air, Napier can't wait to invest. But things don't go to plan - it quickly emerges that someone on the inside is feeding information to another party. The con's in tatters and Kip must fight to keep himself - and his son - alive.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 152 x 233 x 23mm | 446g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 075287411X
  • 9780752874111
  • 1,353,551

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'...it is a delight to read and is put together so cleverly that you'll want to go back to work out just when you missed the first clue to what's really going on. ... Klein weaves in a nifty web of deceit and complicated cover-up that had me guessing and double-guessing to the end.' THE TIMESshow more

About Matthew Klein

Matthew Klein was born in New York City and went to Yale University. After graduation, Klein started several technology companies in Palo Alto, which, combined, raised tens of millions of dollars from investors. After the collapse of the dot com market, Klein moved to Westchester County, where he now runs a trading technology company and writes novels.show more

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318 ratings
3.59 out of 5 stars
5 18% (57)
4 36% (115)
3 35% (110)
2 10% (32)
1 1% (4)
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