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The Academy - Thief

#1, The Academy - Scarab Beetle Series

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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. Readers of the other Academy series may need some caution as this series will contain mature sexual and violent situations and themes.

Customer Reviews


My new favorite author is officially C.L. Stone. After reading the first five books of the Academy series I was hooked. Thief is separate from the Academy books and has completely new characters and it's also has more mature stuff in it. Thief is about a pick-pocketer named Kayli who steal wallets from people in order to support her brother and her druken father. One day she pick-pockets from one of the guys from the academy that have been sent to find her. Soon Kayli joins the team of Brandon, Axel, Raven, Marc, and Corey and finds herself growing attached to them. It's her job to pick-pocket from a handsome rich guy named Blake and find out what he's keeping a secret from everybody. Thief is full of romance, action, suspense, and comedy. I can't wait till Liar comes out and the next Academy book comes out in June.

Thief scarab beetle series

Ooooh! I can't wait until the 2nd book is here. I love the 1st book sooo much. One of my favorites !!!!!

Great book

It's for mature audience & not like the other academy series. It's a great book. It grabs your interest & doesn't let go. I can't wait for the second book to come out. Wish I could pre-order it now.

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The Academy - Thief
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  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Feb 26, 2014
  • Publisher: Arcato Publishing, Inc.
  • Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC
  • Print Length: 592 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: #1, The Academy - Scarab Beetle Series
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