In 1886 New York, the son of John Cross, a respectable architect, racks up a sizeable gambling debt to Kent's Gents, a notorious gang of thieves and killers. To pay back the debt, Cross has to use his inside knowledge of high society mansions and museums to craft a robbery even the smartest detectives won't solve. Cross becomes invaluable to the gang, but his life has become a balancing act. It will only take one mistake for it all to come crashing down and for his family to go down too.
An architect by profession, Charles Belfoure is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Paris Architect. Belfoure will talk about his inspiration for the book and his historical research process, plus provide insight into the architecture of the Gilded Age.
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