Brimming with danger, love, and betrayal, Tom Grass's electrifying heist thriller is a gripping reimagining of Charles Dickens's classic Oliver Twist.
Eighteen-year-old Twist doesn't have much. No money, no home and no family. All he has is his reputation as one of the most daring street artists in London—whose unique skills are matched only by his infamous talent as an urban climber.
But when he finds himself on the run from the police, he knows that he could be about to lose the last thing he has left—his freedom. Until he is saved by the mysterious Dodge. When Dodge introduces him to con artist and "art collector" Cornelius Faginescu, Twist realizes that he finally has the chance to be part of something. All he has to do is put aside his moral objections and learn how to steal . . .
Twist is soon drawn deeper into the gang and, as his feelings for grow for the intriguing and dangerous “Red," he discovers she has a secret—they are no longer playing for money. They're playing for their lives.
About the Author
Tom Grass is the Creative Director of Pure Grass Films, with over fifteen years in the entertainment industry. Among others, he has worked with the BBC, Endemol, Rockstar Games, Sony and Xbox. He lives in England. Follow him on Twitter @T_Grrr
"Grass cleverly brings Dickens’s acrobatic crew of street urchins into the 21st century." — Publishers Weekly
“This fast-paced, heart-pounding caper novel will leave readers breathless and wanting more.” — Booklist
Advance praise from England:
"A fun, fast, and pacey novel that entertains whilst paying tribute to a literary great.” — The Bookbag