So I've read the book a few times (and I love it even more with every rereading!!), and I still can't figure out Hale's nationality. Is he English, or American? (this may be a silly question, but it's been nagging me for a while)
I believe he's American but can trace his family back to England, hence the ancestral family estate where they stayed while planning the Henley job. Hale's never been describe as having a normally English accent like Nick, but has used one during a con like in the beginning of uncommon criminals.