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From USA TODAY Bestselling Author, C. L. Stone, listen to Thief, the first book in The Academy Scarab Beetle Series.

Kayli Winchester is a dirt-poor girl living out of a hotel, forced to be the parent for a drunken father and teenage brother who she's desperate to keep in school. The only way she scrapes by is to utilize her one skill: pickpocketing. But even though she's a thief she has a moral code: no kids or old ladies, only targets who can defend themselves. Not that they see her coming...

Thinking she's been working under the radar, Kayli has no idea The Academy has been watching and taking notice. Now a team that needs her skill has offered her a way out of her predicament and it's her last chance: work with them, or face jail time. Kayli resists at first, but slowly the boys reveal they can be trusted. With Marc, the straight man, Raven, the bad-boy Russian, Corey and Brandon the twins as different as night and day, and Axel, their stoic leader, there's a lot Kayli can learn from these Academy guys about living on the edge of the law. If only she can stay on the good side instead of the bad.

Especially when the job they offer her is more than any of them bargained for. After it's done, the hunters have become the hunted and their target is now after Kayli. The Academy boys do their best to keep her hidden, but a thief like Kayli will never sit still for long.

Meet an all-new Academy team in Thief, the beginning of the Scarab Beetle series.

Warning: This is a new adult series. Listeners of the other Academy series may need some caution as this series will contain mature sexual and violent situations and themes.

©2014 C. L. Stone (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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  • Lisa Modglin
  • 09-07-2018

Struggled to finish, wish I hadn't wasted my time

Unrealistic that every male character fell for the heroine. Her indecision was boring and promiscuous.

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  • Nonie
  • 11-06-2018

Awesome!

Loved everything about it! Can’t wait until the next one! The narrator was great and this story was awesome.

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  • M.Lee Fox
  • 21-03-2018

Polyamorous dream story

The narrator has such amazingly unique voices and a impressive range of accents. Her narration makes the story and characters come alive! The characters are hilarious and hot and so likable. Yes, the story has silly parts with eye rolling scenarios, but the boys and their antics are totally enjoyable.

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  • MeWow Kitty Kitty
  • 02-03-2018

Narration perfection!

The narrator did an excellent job on this book. She brings this fantastic story to life.

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  • Lori Pfeifer
  • 09-11-2017

RIVITING!

Wow, I am blown away a the texture of this book and all the moving parts that made it and awesome listen!

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  • Betty
  • 14-09-2017

Thief, book 1

Loved this book. I've got to get the next one, now! Even enjoyed the lady Megan Tusing, reading it. But it was too unbelievable that 4 guys from this Academy would all like to become romantically involved with her. Too bad she walked away from all of them.

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