Softcover binding has light shelfwear to edges of covers. Pages tight and clean with some yellowing due to age. Spine has small creases. 280 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1991. ISBN: 0440209838. Meet Veronica ""Ronnie"" Ventana, daughter of the infamous Ventanas, the couple who made cat burglary classy. But Ronnie, with her special expertise in burglar alarm systems, getting past them that is, and her best friend, Blackie Coogan, shamus emeritus of San Francisco, operate on the legit side of the law.