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
Great teaser! These characters have such great potential and I hope this turns into a series.
You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. ~Paul Sweeney
BEST: I liked the characters. The authors did a great job giving you a feel for the personalities in such a short story.
LEAST: There just wasn't enough meat for it to be good. It was kinda like a trailer for a movie, where you just can't settle down into it.
Absolutely! I love Janet Evanovich. Her Stephanie Plum series is one of my favorite series.
The end. No spoilers... that is all you get :)
Yes, and I do believer there is one. The Heist, which is on my wishlist.
I read it as a precursor to The Heist. I am not sure if that was necessary, but I will be reading The Heist to get a bit more.
Looking for something that works!
Woo hoo, Nick!
This story was an excellent prologue to The Heist, a full-length story with the same characters. I wish it had been listed as such on Audible.com. I listened to The Heist first. But it was okay to hear them in opposite order.
For a man, Scott Brick is not a bad reader! He has a good voice for this sort of stuff! Adds more interest to the characters!
Kate, the main character, is easily related to by anyone. Though she has a very specialized job, she also can be clumsy, messy, and has self-image issues...just like us! So the listener can relate when she falls over her own two feet, but also rejoice when her intuition is right on the money!
In a short amount of time, the listener gets a good idea of the main character and her "nemesis" and what each wants out of life. The story is interesting and exciting and ends just the way you would want it to (though not the way the main character seems to want it to end).
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.
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.
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