In this sequel to The Diamond Thief, trapeze-artist Rémy has left the circus and her life as a thief, but she doubts that detective Thaddeus Rec will ever truly trust her. Feeling torn between her new life and her old, Rémy decides to return to France and her old circus with Yannick, an old friend who unexpectedly appears.
Meanwhile, Thaddeus is sure that Yannick is
up to no good. He's determined to find them and win Rémy back, even if
he must risk a journey by airship to do so.
After all the drama and accusations of thievery, Remy just wants to forget about all of that and go back to what she loves best: performing. But she can't when she is on a wanted poster and Thaddeus still does not trust her. So when old friend Yannick shows up, she joins him in a trip back to France, leaving Thaddeus in the dust.
But Thaddeus knows something is wrong with Yannick, some feeling he can't put his finger on. I would call that jealousy but after seeing Yannick avoid some reasonable questions, I could see why Thaddeus was hesitant to trust him as Remy did. So after they've left, Thaddeus is unsure what to do but of course it's J to the rescue! I adored J in The Diamond Thief and he is just was adorable and street-smart as he was before, but now he has taken over the Professor's warehouse, he is proving he has more smarts than people gave him credit for. As proven when he completes the Professor's airship and fly Thaddeus and himself to France!
On the hunt for Remy and Yannick, then trying to stop an evil Count from buying Abernathy's old machines and using them for his own nefarious ends. Nothing is as it seems, not Remy's friend Claudette, not Yannick, and not the old gypsy woman that has an incredible secret to reveal to Remy. While the book is a bit young for me, it's still a fun read with plenty of twists and dramatic scenes. Reminds me of Cat Royal by Julia Golding, with its historical elements, heroic actions and evil bad guys to beat to save the world.
Published 10th April 2014 by Curious Fox. Thank you to the publisher for my copy in exchange for an honest review.