The Gunseller. By Hugh Laurie.
Yes that's Hugh Laurie from "House". This book read like a movie, it was quick and witty. You could picture a younger Laurie cast as the lead with Stephan Fry as hid government contact. The story was a familar story a skilled conman tricked into doing one job while being framed for another, then the whole thing straightens out at the end with conman as hero. The writing was clever the one liners memorable and the character descriptions brilliantly worded. This is definetly in my reread pile.
7 out of 10.