A Talent for Trickery (The Thief-takers) - Alissa Johnson

Started off quite well with engaging characters.  However, the murder/encryption/siege/kidnapping plot took up way too much of the last part of the book to make it fully enjoyable as a romance.  The depiction of the heroine's dead father, who basically was the motivation for the entire plot, was also inconsistent, perhaps too far over the top, and detracted from my enjoyment of the story.