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Pros and Cons: A Short Story | [Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg]

Pros and Cons: A Short Story

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    JEAN nederland, TX, United States 07-25-13
    JEAN nederland, TX, United States 07-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "mmmmm the voice of the narrator"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Jacksonville, NC, United States 07-15-13
    Kimberly Jacksonville, NC, United States 07-15-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Nice Teaser"
    Where does Pros and Cons: A Short Story rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's not the best but it's not the worst.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I hated him. He made the female character sound whiny and pathetic. His female voices are really lacking.


    Who was the most memorable character of Pros and Cons: A Short Story and why?

    Obviously it was Nick. He was the most mysterious and most interesting.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cool Higley, AZ, United States 07-10-13
    Cool Higley, AZ, United States 07-10-13

    Idle Hands ... are never a good thing!

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    "Good Read - But not as good as Janet's other books"

    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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    Karen D. Phillips, MD 05-31-13 Member Since 2015
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    "I can't wait for the whole book!"

    Great teaser! These characters have such great potential and I hope this turns into a series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    K. Randall 04-23-15
    K. Randall 04-23-15

    Kathi

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    "a great intro"

    this short story did a great job of introducing the characters of Kate and Nick...I immediately downloaded the series :-)

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    Stacy Hart SUPERIOR, WI, US 04-09-15
    Stacy Hart SUPERIOR, WI, US 04-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "LOVE,"

    the story. chatacters , amazing. exciting, adventures, great storylines, yoy get a great connection to every character.

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    Heather Niceville, FL, United States 12-07-14
    Heather Niceville, FL, United States 12-07-14 Member Since 2010

    Mother, Wife, Cultural Anthropologist, always a scholar and lover of books!

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    "A past con with Kate as agent on the hunt"

    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!

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    MintSunrise Atlanta, Ga 11-12-14
    MintSunrise Atlanta, Ga 11-12-14 Member Since 2012

    Addicted to happy endings!

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    "While Waiting for Book 3"

    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*.

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    Pattie MARINA DEL REY, CA, United States 08-10-14
    Pattie MARINA DEL REY, CA, United States 08-10-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Too short and very predictable."

    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.

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    Jennifer L. Cook East Texas 07-01-14
    Jennifer L. Cook East Texas 07-01-14 Member Since 2013

    Bar10jen

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    "Not her Best but a Quick fix in between"
    What did you like best about Pros and Cons: A Short Story? What did you like least?

    It was short, not JE best work


    Would you recommend Pros and Cons: A Short Story to your friends? Why or why not?

    If you are just looking for a fix until her next book and don't have much time, then yes


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    It was funny. Things were thrown together quickly to make it a short story


    Was Pros and Cons: A Short Story worth the listening time?

    If you have nothing better to listen to


    Any additional comments?

    It's on ok fill in

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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