Charlie Nicoletti is a con-man. Emma Hill is an agent for the CIA.
Together they make up the lead pair of The Company You Keep.
First a bit about Emma Hill since she is the spy which qualifies this series for membership in this compendium. She is an operative with the Agency and has been for some time although she has been very quiet about her true occupation with her family, knowing it would definitely become an issue. Her efforts to conceal it will finally falter during the first couple recorded adventures and this will become troublesome considering her brother is a sitting U.S. Senator who is running for reelection and needs all his family to help out. Meanwhile Hill is just learning that her significant other has been cheating on her for some time.
Regarding Charlie Nicoletti, he is the most active of a family of con-artists. His father, Leo, and mother, Fran, were fraudsters for quite a few years and taught Charlie and his older sister, Birdie, the trade when they were quite young. Birdie runs the bar they all own together when she is not helping with a con. Charlie is engaged and his fiancée is one of the team but during a particularly impressive con against a major mobster, one which will let them all retire from the scam business, the fiancée goes on the lam with the money, which is bad, and then the mobster's impressive lawyer/operations leader, Daphne Finch, comes calling wanting the money back plus a penalty of $5m.
Hill and Nicoletti will find their lives intertwined when they meet in a bar, both dealing with the perfidy of their former partners. They hit it off and end up spending three glorious days in a hotel room. Neither intended the other to ever learn the truth of their occupations.
Unfortunately, their professional worlds will very definitely collide with their personal ones.