BookADayUK 27: Want to be one of the characters

Again, for today’s #BookADayUK prompt I’m blatantly stealing from ’Nathan Burgoine.

Actually, the topic of theft is completely appropriate in this instance, given that in his post for today, he mentioned wanting to be a character in the world of Rob Byrnes’s gang that can’t do anything straight. This group of ne’er-do-wells, led by Chase LaMarca and Grant Lambert, consists of thieves, swindlers, scam artists, grifters, cheats, and liars. They’re the most loveable bunch of good-for-nothings you could ever hope to meet.

Just don’t get on their bad side.

holyrollersThe gang made their first appearance in the book Straight Lies, which ’Nathan talked about in his post. Earlier, I talked about the third book in the series, Strange Bedfellows. So let’s take a look at the middle instalment, Holy Rollers:

When Grant Lambert and Chase LaMarca—partners in life and crime—learn that $7 million in not-so-petty cash is hidden in the safe of a rightwing mega-church, they assemble a team of gay and lesbian criminals to infiltrate the church and steal the money. But this Gang That Can’t Do Anything Straight quickly finds its plans complicated by corrupt congressmen (and their gay aides); an “ex-gay” conference; an FBI investigation; the unexpected appearance of a long-lost relative; and—most jarring for these born-and-bred New Yorkers—life in the northern Virginia suburbs. And then there is Dr. Oscar Hurley—founder of the church—and his right-hand man, the Rev. Dennis Merribaugh, who prove themselves every bit as adept as the professionals when it comes to larceny… (from Goodreads)

I would make a valuable addition to Grant and Chase’s band of sorta-villains, I’m sure. I can be vicious, I have a background in graphic design, which gives me access to an ample supply of cropping tools, and I have anger management issues.

I mean, come on, how could they not want me on the team?

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