The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch
Several of us came back from Comic-Con with copies of this book. This last weekend the Random House representatives at Literary Orange had copies of it on their recommended reads table in the Mysterious Galaxy bookstore there. One of our members was delighted to see a fantasy book there and immediately bought it.
So several of our members have read it now and enjoyed it thoroughly. It is an incredibly rich book in that a very complicated story is told in a very complicated manner. It is full of flashbacks as the main character's history is told in bits here and there throughout the book. It's the story of a very complicated scheme involving many characters, intricate planning and deception.
Mr. Lynch has written two sequels and we're going to pass them around the group. After we've reviewed all the books.