Books The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch Hardcover, 576 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $28 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Republic of ThievesAuthorScott Lynch Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Con man Locke Lamora's latest scrapes with fellow Gentleman Bastard Jean Tannen give way to an increasingly audacious resolve to have an incredibly good time while robbing the world blind. Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Republic of Thieves The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Exclusive First Read: 'The Republic Of Thieves' October 1, 2013 Read an exclusive excerpt of Scott Lynch's long-awaited new Gentleman Bastard book, The Republic of Thieves. In this installment, dashing thieves Locke and Jean are hired to help fix an election in the city of Karthain. The twist? The opposition has hired their own dirty trickster — Locke's long-lost love, Sabetha.