Max Cole is a career criminal, a thief to be specific. He's a kleptomaniac and adrenaline junkie, who really loves to get his fix of danger and shiny objects. As a kid he stole from everyone, the principle, the school bully, the teachers, and even his parents. He often got in trouble for it. As a teenager he grew up to be a bit more cunning, using his 'charms' to try and get away with things. It didn't always work, but when it did, he got a major rush from it.
One time, however, he stole a few thousand dollars from his minimum wage job and he got arrested for theft. To teach him a lesson, the judge put him in prison for six months, even though he wasn't yet an adult. There he met a man, once a professional thief, who taught him a few tricks on how to become something better. He explained the importance of lock picking and learning about hacking. He told him techniques for manipulating people. He was taught how to sneak around and break into place.
When Max got out, he vowed to improve his craft, and to become the best thief he could possible be. He started slow, at the bottom of the scale. He stole from small shops while they were closed, a few thousand dollars here or there. He was never caught, and never left any trace.
Eventually he made his way to the big stuff, like fancy cars, jewellery, and electronics. He still wanted to go bigger though.
Word got around about him in the criminal scene. He was then approached by a company, asked to steal a prototype for some secret weapon from a rival corporation. He gladly took the offer, because they were paying way more than he thought was possible. This is retire for the rest of your life on a private island kind of money.
As he first does some recon, he notices another person scoping out the place. Upon further observation, and a confrontation, he discovers that she's another professional thief approached by the same company, hired to do the same job. They wanted to make sure it was done no matter the cost, and whoever completed it would get the money. Max and the other thief were pitted against each other and didn't know it.
The place is a fortress, and the job proves to be more difficult than expected. A lot of work goes into stealing this prototype, but more importantly his rival is cunning and dangerous, and he can't help but find himself drawn to her. He would love to work with her, but the problem is he's been a lone wolf his whole life, and he doesn't trust her. It seems that she doesn't trust him either.
So the game is on...