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To Catch a Cheat: 09/24/16

To Catch a Cheat by Varian Johnson

To Catch a Cheat by Varian Johnson is the sequel to the Great Greene Heist. Jackson Greene and his friends are in trouble for flooding the school. It's all been caught on video. Jackson, though, knows they didn't do it and he aims to trap the real culprits.

The gist of this plot is that some other student (or students) has the knowhow and the technology to fake a video. To complicate things, there's also a plot involving a student who wants help cheating on an upcoming final. Of course, Jackson, being the great conman of the school, is roped into this caper.

Eventually the two plots come together in a Rockford Files worthy con job but it takes too long to get there. As with the first book, there are multiple points of view. They're supposed to be giving all the sides of the story but Jackson is the most interesting character.

I suppose a single sided, first person version of this book would be half the length. It would be a long novella, at 125 pages or so. But it would be tight story.

Two stars

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