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The Heist: A Novel | [Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg]

The Heist: A Novel

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Sandi 07-26-13
    Sandi 07-26-13
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    "Not my favorite"

    This was too much like other stories I have read. I didn't like it. I normally really like Janet Evanovich.

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    Amazon Customer Birmingham, AL, United States 07-25-13
    Amazon Customer Birmingham, AL, United States 07-25-13 Member Since 2008

    Love all mysteries!

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    "The "new" series from Janet Evanovich is great!"
    Would you listen to The Heist again? Why?

    I loved the characters and how it flowed.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kate is the new main character. She is a strong drive women in a man's world.


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    Cindy Holcomb, KS, United States 07-25-13
    Cindy Holcomb, KS, United States 07-25-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Really enjoyed this!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Heist the most enjoyable?

    I am a Janet Evanovich fan, even though I think she needs to end the Stephanie Plum series. This book is a new avenue for her that I hope she and Lee Goldberg continue to pursue. I enjoyed this book enough that I might even listen to it a second time, something I never do!!


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    Ronald B. Ballard Washington, DC 07-23-13
    Ronald B. Ballard Washington, DC 07-23-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great collaberation"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if you like Stephanie Plum you will like these characters


    What other book might you compare The Heist to and why?

    The sting, always interesting situations


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The comparison between air travel


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Neither but very enjoyable


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    Jeremy Bremerton, WA, United States 07-23-13
    Jeremy Bremerton, WA, United States 07-23-13
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    "Stereotypical Female Protagonist (boring)"
    What would have made The Heist better?

    More original characters. The female lead character was your typical "macho-career-driven-with-a-soft-spot-for-the-bad-guy" character. I've seriously seen this character in like 20 books and shows! ENOUGH!


    Has The Heist turned you off from other books in this genre?

    yes


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was male, but the main character was female, so it made it awkward to listen to the narrator constantly try to impersonate a female.


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    Relax n' Read Arkansas 07-20-13
    Relax n' Read Arkansas 07-20-13 Member Since 2010

    Dawn

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    "Hilarious - Great characters"
    What made the experience of listening to The Heist the most enjoyable?

    I loved Scott Brick as the narrator. His voice and the personality he inflected for the characters was perfect. He has the perfect timing in his rhythm for comedy too. Truly a joy to listen to.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It was really good. I wasn't sure what to expect after listening Pros and Cons - seemed a little too far fetched concept but this one was good. Still need to understand this is a fun fiction book. You are reading this book for the fun of it, not looking for the meaning of life in it. It is a fun story and the stage is set for future books. I can't wait.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    I would have to say that both Kate and Nick were really good, but I loved Nick the most, probably because his voice/personality came through and allowed you to understand why he did what he did.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed out loud several times through the book, shook my head at others and had to wonder how they were going to get out of several of the situations. I knew the answer as the story happened a couple of times, but there were several I had to listen to carefully for the solution to the dilemma.


    Any additional comments?

    I figured that with these two authors it was going to be a good book and I wasn't disappointed. Add Scott as narrator and I loved it. Thanks

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    Amazon Customer Duncan, OK, United States 07-18-13
    Amazon Customer Duncan, OK, United States 07-18-13 Member Since 2008
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    "good story, bad narrator"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It was a good story despite the narrator.


    What didn’t you like about Scott Brick’s performance?

    His voice just didn't fit the characters. It could very possibly be because he narrated a very depressing series of books and his voice just makes me think about that series.


    Any additional comments?

    The story wasn't great, but it was good. I would have probably liked it much better if there had been either a female narrator or if I had read it.

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    Kimberly Jacksonville, NC, United States 07-15-13
    Kimberly Jacksonville, NC, United States 07-15-13 Member Since 2011
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    What did you love best about The Heist?

    I liked how each additional character was introduced into the book. They all worked well providing the skills they had. It showed excellent team work.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Heist?

    When Willie was shot in the head. I was really surprised because I didn't know what was going on. They never told you about the con so when it happened and they played it off it was quite genious.


    What three words best describe Scott Brick’s performance?

    Blah, Blah, Blah. Scott Brick did great for Nick and Kates dad but that was it. I HATED the way he portrayed Kate O'Hare. Loreli King would have never made a female character sound so damn whiny. She sounded weak and hard headed.


    Any additional comments?

    It might be just me but I'm getting kind of tired of Janet Evanovich writing main female characters that are toothpick thin that eat nothing but junk food. This chick was always stuffing her face with the unhealthiest foods she could find and yet she was still described as having a toned and disciplined body. That just annoys the hell out of me. And why a man would find a women pigging out on food all the time attractive is beyond me.

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    Abbe Olney, Il, United States 07-13-13
    Abbe Olney, Il, United States 07-13-13 Member Since 2013
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    "I kept waiting for something to happen..."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not really. I listened to the entire book. I kept thinking that maybe the authors were laying the groundwork for the plot. I was bored listening to it. I love the Plum series.


    What could Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The characters are boring and predictable.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


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    Betsy worcester, MA, United States 07-13-13
    Betsy worcester, MA, United States 07-13-13 Member Since 2010

    I no longer live in Worcester. I now live in Brooklyn, NY.

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    "Like John Corey? You'll love Kate!"

    If you like Nelson DeMille's wisecracking John Corey, you'll become a fan of Kate's.She is cut from the same irreverent cloth.
    I have to praise Scott Brick. He does not attempt to make female voices that annoying falsetto that so many narrators use. He is one of the best.

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