"Never buy something you can steal. My father used to tell me that all the time."
Crime is truly a family affair for Finnick Hollins (NOT Phil Collins!) He was raised in a den of thieves; taught to con, cheat and steal from an early age, and boy, does he ever make his daddy proud.
Finn enjoys a life of leisure, taking, and sometimes borrowing, what he needs from neighbors...only if they're NOT home, of course. Groceries, clothing, DVDs are all his for the taking, and the owners never seem to miss a few cans of soda or a t-shirt or two. But Finn is destined for bigger scams and before long his capers are making the papers, and he's been assigned a really lame nickname.
This was a fun read and the only reason it gets four instead of five stars is because the main character/narrator's astonishing arrogance annoyed the hell out of me. (If I want to hear a story from someone who thinks they're better than everyone else, I'll phone up my mother-on-law...)
Fieldgrove provides detailed instructions for breaking and entering, lock picking and starting a car without keys. He also describes the framework of several cons. If you're tempted to try one, apparently Mormons are extra gullible. (There was even one a couple years ago who thought he could be President.)
"My dad said scamming Mormons was easier than falling off a log.
...they'd be wise to remove that extra M in Mormon."