Literature: Grandmaster of Theft
“The sad reality is that sometimes doing what’s conventionally considered good – being nice, adhering to the laws, showing mercy, telling the truth – is not enough to ensure that the right things occur. Sometimes the only options people are left with are to either yield to their tormentors and be a victim or to do what’s conventionally considered ‘bad’ to set things right. It’s when predicaments such as that arise that we become a factor. We’re the ‘villains’ so people like you don’t have to be.”
— Cassidy Cain
The Grandmaster of Theft series is a Criminal Procedural
which follows the life & adventures of Cassidy Cain, the titular Lady Thief. Initially just a phantom thief who targeted white collar criminals, con artists, and the like to assist their victims or expose their transgression, one of Cass’ jobs finds her contending with a criminal mastermind far beyond her usual escapades.
The end result of this conflict sees Cassidy swear to make them pay for. To do so, she expands her own operations to form The Grandmaster Gang. She has the crew take on various jobs, partially to assist the various victims out there who cannot depend on the law and partially to prepare the crew for the big score. Of course, cultivating a true team isn’t easy when there is pressure from both sides of the law, not to mention within the crew itself.
Can be read here.
This series wouldn't deserve to be called The Grandmaster of Theft if it didn't contain the following tropes:
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Confessions of Cassidy Cain