The Con Job by Matt Forbeck

The Con Job

Leverage #1

Matt Forbeck

312 pages first pub 2012 (editions)

fiction crime mystery thriller lighthearted mysterious slow-paced


The rich and powerful take what they want. We steal it back for you. When a disreputable dealer starts swindling aged and ailing comic-book creators out of their wealth—and their high-valued comics and artwork—the daughter of one victim comes to e...

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funny 75%
lighthearted 75%
adventurous 50%
mysterious 25%
relaxing 25%
tense 25%


medium 50%
slow 25%
fast 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 75% | A mix: 25%

Strong character development?

No: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 100%

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