After a recent stint in prison, con artist Kip Largo works a $10/hour job at a dry cleaner, trying to stay straight . One day he's approached by the wife of a Las Vegas real estate magnate to help her steal a great deal of money from her husband. At first he refuses, but when his son Toby comes to him and says he owes money to a Russian mobster, Kip realizes he must set up a con to save his son's life. Con Ed is a humorous novel that keeps you guessing about where the scam is going and who can really be trusted. The book is filled with details of real cons and was a lot of fun--except for a plot point at the end of the novel that I saw coming.