From NPR - "Republic of Thieves" - The Nine Suns

From NPR (when did they start reading fantasy?)

Either you want to be dashing thief Locke Lamora, or you wish he loved you the way he loves his boon companions Jean and Sabetha. It’s the delightfully tangled relationship between the three of them that takes center stage (sometimes literally) in Scott Lynch’s latest Gentleman Bastard book, The Republic of Thieves.
If you’re new to the series, it began back in 2006 with The Lies of Locke Lamora, a swashbuckling fantasy saga set in a multilayered world with a vague resemblance to Renaissance Europe. Locke, Jean and Sabetha are all orphans, raised in the criminal underworld of their Venice-like city of Camorr, and trained to be the creme de la creme of thieves. Mysterious redhead Sabetha is largely absent in the first two volumes; away on training missions or just missing. We mostly hear about her through Locke, who’s desperately in love with her. Jean, the stalwart muscle man, mostly puts up with the drama. Mostly….

 Took him long enough to put it out…