Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg have teamed up for a dynamic new series featuring an FBI agent who’s on the hunt - and a master con artist who’s enjoying the chase. The con is on in this audiobook short story that’s a triumphant prequel to The Heist.
FBI special agent Kate O’Hare has made it her mission to nail international con artist Nicolas Fox. When she discovers his plot to plunder a venture capitalist’s 20th-story Chicago penthouse of all its cash and treasures while the self-proclaimed "King of Hostile Takeovers" is getting married, Kate is 85 percent - okay maybe 92 percent - sure that she’s finally going to bag Nick Fox.
Problem is, first Kate has to convince her boss, building security, and maybe even herself, that wedding planner Merrill Stubing is actually Nicolas Fox. Second, she has to figure out how to corner and capture him without disrupting the event of the year. And third, what’s going to happen once O’Hare finally gets her hands on Fox? It’s going take a pro to catch a con before the fireworks over Lake Michigan go off.
©2013 Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (P)2013 Random House Audio
Idle Hands ... are never a good thing!
I love Scott Bricks voice. I go through all the samples just to hear him speak! lol Yes .. I am weird and a tad bit crazy - and these are the exact kind of books I like to read too! Pros and Cons - a Short Story was exactly that. A Short Story - so why all the sad faces and lesser than decent reviews kids? Anyway, this was a fun-ny story. Yes .. we all need to now go buy "The Heist'. But you can't blame anyone for smart marketing. Scott Brick made this listen all that much more awesome.
Mother, Wife, Cultural Anthropologist, always a scholar and lover of books!
This short story one is good enough. It brings readers back to one of the cons referenced in the first book, to tell the full story. The long books are much better!
I am loving this new series. The problem is that now that I've had a taste, I'm concerned the authors can't write new books fast enough to satisfy my appetite. Chemistry, intelligence, and fun, I want more!
liked the story but i'm still not sure i like the narrator. he reminds me of the konrath books to much. but i loved the story and it's full of character building. so it's a keeper.
It's not the best but it's not the worst.
I hated him. He made the female character sound whiny and pathetic. His female voices are really lacking.
Obviously it was Nick. He was the most mysterious and most interesting.
Addicted to happy endings!
I read this while waiting for book 3. It is a VERY short story, and just gives you a little taste of what Kate used to deal with regarding Nick back in the day. If I hadn't read the other 2 in the Fox & O'Hare series I wouldn't have enjoyed this as much. I don't usually like narrators like Scott Brick, but I find myself enjoying his dry deep vocal tones narration of this book. Unrealistic outlaw gone good story. I love to hate Nick's targets, and Nick's ability to cover all bases during a con. Well done! *applause*.
Might have liked this one better if I had listened to prior to the other full books in this series. Story was too predictable and not all that interesting.
It was short, not JE best work
If you are just looking for a fix until her next book and don't have much time, then yes
It was funny. Things were thrown together quickly to make it a short story
If you have nothing better to listen to
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