Criminal Karma - Steven M. Thomas What is it that attracts us to the "other" side, the rooting for the thief, the hit man, the bad guy. I'm really not sure, but that's what happens in this fun novel of a thief chasing after an especially valuable necklace. Despite the violence (and make no mistake, people get killed and thumped, even if they are "badder" than the protagonist) the book has a fairy tale quality to it with the obligatory happy ending: the good-bad-guy gets the girl and the money and lives happily ever after; the bad-bad-guys get killed or jailed. It lacked the grittiness of the Westlake's caper novels.

It was a fun read but shouldn't be taken seriously.