Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, New York Times best-selling authors of The Heist, return in this action-packed, exciting adventure featuring master con artist Nicolas Fox and die-hard FBI agent Kate O'Hare. And this time around, things go from hot to nuclear when government secrets are on the line.
Internationally renowned thief and con artist Nicolas Fox is famous for running elaborate and daring scams. His greatest con of all: convincing the FBI to team him up with the only person who has ever caught him, and the only woman to ever capture his attention, Special Agent Kate O'Hare. Together they'll go undercover to swindle and catch the world's most wanted - and untouchable - criminals.
Their newest target is Carter Grove, a former White House chief of staff and the ruthless leader of a private security agency. Grove has stolen a rare Chinese artifact from the Smithsonian, a crime that will torpedo U.S. relations with China if it ever becomes public. Nick and Kate must work under the radar - and against the clock - to devise a plan to steal the piece back. Confronting Grove's elite assassins, Nick and Kate rely on the skills of their ragtag crew, including a flamboyant actor, a Geek Squad techie, and a band of AARP-card-carrying mercenaries led by none other than Kate's dad.
A daring heist and a deadly chase lead Nick and Kate from Washington, D.C., to Shanghai, from the highlands of Scotland to the underbelly of Montreal. But it'll take more than death threats, trained henchmen, sleepless nights, and the fate of a dynasty's priceless heirloom to outsmart Fox and O'Hare.
©2014 Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (P)2014 Random House Audio
I enjoy listening to Janet Evanovich's books. However, they are starting to have the same story lines and that is getting a little old.
I would recommend this audiobook to a friend. It was easy to listen to and the story moved along at a brisk pace.
The plot was a little predictable. The valuable object, a rooster head is identified, our hero's are set to steal it from the big bad guy, they accomplished the task with nary a hitch but a little help from some humorous side-kicks and the problems ensue.
This is where this audiobook falls short. Mr. Brick is an excellent narrator but he is all wrong for this story. Kate O' Hare is the main character and the voice of the story. The narrator should be a woman.
I did find a couple of chuckles.
Mother, Wife, Cultural Anthropologist, always a scholar and lover of books!
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!
The story. I am a great fan of caper stories, like Topkapi or Day of the Jackal. The Evanovich/Goldberg characters and events would need to be fleshed out more to become cardboard, much less believable. All of the heros have impossibly superhuman knowledge and capabilities. They drive a plot that is so wildly improbable that it defies involvement. The dialog needs considerable improvement to become wooden
It is hard to see how it would be within their abilities.
Where to begin.
The narration does as much as possible given the impossible story. Some scenes and descriptions are plausible, until the characters are brought into them and the plot creaks into action. This was my first--and needless to say my last--foray into this series.
The accent was far too distracting, I couldn't finish it.
No idea as I couldn't listen to it
The Heist was like reading an A-Team script. This one was even more unbelievable and a little less enjoyable. But the series is still fun and I look forward to #3.
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Yes - the book is an easy listen and entertaining.
The author keeps the story moving along and does not go off on sub plots or dive in to drab details.
There were a couple of twists and turns, but the ending was worthy of the build-up
Oceans 11 meets born identity
The only negative would be the narrator. He did a good job, but you need a few chapters to get used to his style of reading. Almost like he is reluctant to be doing this if that makes sense?
This is the second book in the series and I am really enjoying it. Listening to the story is relaxing and enjoyable. It's logical has lots of twists great thought processes and no gory blood and guts. The performance is amazing.
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