From Janet Evanovich, number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, and Lee Goldberg, best-selling author and television writer for Monk, comes the first adventure in an electrifying new series featuring an FBI agent who always gets her man, and a fearless con artist who lives for the chase.
FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world’s most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss thinks she is tenacious and ambitious; her friends think she is tough, stubborn, and maybe even a bit obsessed. And while Kate has made quite a name for herself for the past five years the only name she’s cared about is Nicolas Fox - an international crook she wants in more ways than one.
Audacious, handsome, and dangerously charming, Nicolas Fox is a natural con man, notorious for running elaborate scams on very high-profile people. At first he did it for the money. Now he does it for the thrill. He knows that the FBI has been hot on his trail - particularly Kate O’Hare, who has been watching his every move. For Nick, there’s no greater rush than being pursued by a beautiful woman...even one who aims to lock him up. But just when it seems that Nicolas Fox has been captured for good, he pulls off his greatest con of all: He convinces the FBI to offer him a job, working side by side with Special Agent Kate O’Hare.
Problem is, teaming up to stop a corrupt investment banker who’s hiding on a private island in Indonesia is going to test O’Hare’s patience and Fox’s skill. Not to mention the skills of their ragtag team made up of flamboyant actors, wanted wheelmen, and Kate’s dad. High-speed chases, pirates, and Toblerone bars are all in a day’s work...if O’Hare and Fox don’t kill each other first.
©2013 Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (P)2013 Random House Audio
Halfway thru, not sure I'll finish. Life's too short to listed to mediocre audiobooks.
I had high expectations from Janet Evanovich for something light with some laughs, this isn't it. It's light, but no laughs. Also, in my opinion, not the best reader for this material.
Absolutely incredible. One of the best books I have read in a long time. It was like Leverage meets White Collar with some essence of James Bond. Magnificent team of Agent O'Hare and Fox, they pulled off some incredible displays under incredibly high stakes. Who knew being attacked by pirates could come in handy?
The whole ride was a thrill, both because of the con process and the more action packed guns and grenades moments. And it wasn't all fun with felonies and firearms, I thought it was very intelligent too. Masterfully plotted (both Fox's schemes and by the authors overall).
The narration was great. Brick's female voices wavered into his male's tones occasionally, but the tones of the speakers remained identifiable. I was amused that his voice for older men, especially Jake, sounded just like James Garner. Incidentally I could picture him at 60ish playing Jake in a movie adaptation perfectly.
I can't wait to read the rest of the available books in this series!
Say something about yourself!
Don't let the 3 stars fool you. It is worth the credit.
This review was three years coming. During my usual Audible book surf, I discovered a new release by these authors. With further research I discover that I purchased and read the first book, this one, in the series in 2013.
First, I was surprised that I did not remember the book. It is an enjoyable PI story. Do not let the 3 stars fool you. I am downloading the next one now and the others are in my wish list.
This is NOT a nutty Stephanie Plum format in any way. This is the tv series, White Collar with the FBI character being a female. Our characters are, Nicolas Fox a highly intelligent and multitalented con artist working. Kate O’Hare a hard-working, honest FBI agent, and the head of the investigative team on.
This is like the tv series Leverage with Fox and O’Hare staging elaborate cons – only these are for the benefit of the FBI without the official sanction of the FBI. The group with face all the legal penalties if caught by any government agency and lethal health risk if caught by the “mark”
It is enjoyable light reading with the excitement presented with any elaborate con”. Enjoy it for what it gives.
I'd recommend this book to a friend, but would suggest they read it hard copy rather than in audio. This series is done a great disservice because the performer refrains from giving Kate (one of the two main characters) any personality at all. He has done a somewhat better job with some of the other characters in the book, but Kate's character has great, untapped potential. I tried this book because I've enjoyed Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, and was expecting a similarly enjoyable audio experience.
Mr. Brick's voice is better suited for narration (as would be used for a non-fiction, expository type of text), rather than performance. His style is not a good fit for this type of story, as it's not as expressive as the story line and characters warrant.
I enjoyed hearing how the plot played out; I love a book where the bad guy gets his due, and the authors did this in fine style, with creativity and some humor. The story itself was strong enough to entice me to listen to the subsequent books in this series, despite the somewhat disappointing audio performance.
Retired tech writer/editor. Mensa. Pgh Steelers/ Penguins fan. Lib Dem/feminist. Grew up reading lit--M.A. English--now read mys/thrillers.
Kate's O'Hare's father is magnificent. Wish he were mine. Also, I have to say: I liked this book at first, got sidetracked, came back to it and wasn't as enthused, got sidetracked again, came back and was put out with Kate for being such a hardass--until the men behind the curtain were revealed. Then things changed. With Kate & Nick Fox working as a team, the interplay was delicious. Great dialog--gave me many smiles. "Stick with me and I'll get you to enjoy taking your clothes off."
Stephanie Plum series except Kate O'Hare can kill a man 12 ways with a tweezers so she's more like a (relatively) law-abiding Ranger.
I enjoy Scott Brick's reading - have heard many of his books. Breezy style. Fun books.
The dialog made me laugh. And smile. A LOT.
Love the crew but most especially Willie. Can't say enough good things about Kate's father. Any man who provides his daughter with a rocket launcher--can it get any better than that?!
I'm a single mom and architect & to avoid boredom bought a fixer-upper so I LOVE Audible, it is the only way I get to enjoy a book anymore!!
It was a a roller coaster ride!
he has so much realism!!
made me sit up and take notice - I was concerned about the ending
This was a fun ride!!
I love audio books. Makes driving so much more entertaining.
Listening to this book was so amazing. It kept me fully entertained and the narrator did a great job with his voices.
A great moment was the ability to describe the different locations with such detail with out making it drag on.
They all were
I really wanted to listen to it in one sitting but stopping and starting wasn't so bad.
The book was very well written. The best part was that the ending was written to give reader closure on the characters but a person could hope to find out more.
I love Jane Evanovich, so I was excited about a new series. This was so boring, I couldn't wait for it to end! There was really nothing good about it I am sad to say.
Really enjoyed this book and loved the narrator - Scott Brick he is great as the narrator and wouldn't wanted anyone else to read it to me!
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