In Den of Thieves, once again we find Cat in the middle of another adventure and she and her friends search for justice in the underbelly of London. As the story opens, we find Pedro in trouble and Cat must save him. Pedro's old slave master has returned to claim his "property," but he didn't count on Pedro's friends giving him up without a fight. A fight is exactly what they give, but in the process Cat finds herself into trouble and must go into hiding disguised as boy at the aristocratic Westminster School where she learns that the school isn't what it seems. Before long, Cat has to flee the school and seeks protection, in one of the local street gang, from not only Pedro's old master, but from the evil Billy "Boils" as well. With us as her companion, Cat takes us on an ride full of adventure, mystery, suspense, as she tackles the issue of slavery, what it means to be property, and gives readers a wonderful glimps of what the sentiments, on both side, of 1790 London were like.
Goldings wonderful storytelling and beautifully written words make this book a thoroughly enjoyable read. This book was written in such a way that it could be read as a standalone work, but readers will find greater satisfaction in the tale if they have read The Diamond of Drury Lane.