In Con and Conjure, Raine’s family decides to help her stop the powerful political figures calling for her death and for war against the goblins by running a con that will cause the politicians to go bankrupt. Since her family is the Elven Mafia they have the ability and wherewithal to do it. Unfortunately, no battle plan survives contact with the enemy. The plan is completely disrupted thanks to the goblins gearing up for an invasion and assassins going after the exiled younger brother of the king of the goblins. (Said younger brother would like there not to be a war which means he is facing assassins from both the elven and the goblin sides of the conflict.) Other complications include one of the assassins being Raine’s ex-fiancé and someone attempting to steal the Saghred.
I did not like this particular installation in the series. The book is very muddled and relies on cheap humor to move it along. As an example, Raine disguised herself as a male banker using a powerful illusion spell. Apparently, even though she has no idea of what the banker looked like naked, her illusion was so accurate that she knew how big a certain portion of his anatomy was. This becomes a recurring joke throughout the entire book. (Since magic is such a fantastical element, it should make enough sense that you can suspend your disbelief. If something in a story goes outside the established logic or against common sense, you will be thrown out of the story. Also, the jokes were stupid.)