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
As some other reviewer mentioned, Evanovich's bond enforcer plot, though excellent for a while, had run its course and I agree. I know I returned the last Evanovich book. HOWEVER, this book, though not sure of publishing dates (2012?) vs her other books was truly entertaining and wildly fun and different from anything I've read by her. Loved the concept and characters (Willie the new LuLu? Fox the new Ranger?). And as always, could not find a better narrator than Scott Brick.
Love books!! especially mysteries
This story was entertaining and predictable. Just the right the of story to listen to as I packed and unpacked during my move.
The story is well written - witty, humorous, and well thought out. The con isn't beyond reason. The narration works great with the writing and I found myself instantly liking all the characters. You're going to be buying the whole series after reading any of the books.
Now I see why my male shipmates don't read stuff by female authors - I find it very hard to refrain from using my Sailors four-letter language to describe my emotions while listening to this clap-trap.
Apparently Ms. Evanovich thinks a strong woman must be a frigid woman, because success (we are informed) for a woman lies in the number of orgasms she has, and the crowning achievement lies in owning a husband, a house, kids and a Jack Russell Terrier.
I will say this much for this book - it has reinforced my love for my family who have always supported me and celebrated my achievements, such as promotions and mission accomplishments, without questioning whether or not I am having orgasms.
The only thing I enjoyed listening to in this book was the part where she shared a six-pack of beer and a bucket of KFC with her dad. Until he too brought up the fact that she wasn't getting laid...sigh! At that point I paused the book for a few hours while I went out to get me some chicken.
Lee Goldberg is what keeps me listening - he can make any book enjoyable.
Reads like a family safe television movie. A little adventure, a little (mostly non sexual) romance, a little humor, exotic locations, but no real sense of danger, even when... (no, no spoilers). Armed with a lot of suspension of disbelief as to character behavior, it's a surprisingly entertaining read.
A thin, fluff read - yes. But there is a place for those as well.
I really enjoyed this book! I laughed out loud several times while listening; however, while I like this narrator, I did have trouble distinguishing which character was talking at times. His voice didn't change much between characters. Overall good listen though.
I really enjoyed the book it was a fun listen. the voice actor was amazing like always. I think the books will get better and better the more I read and get to know the characters however it was interesting and fun.
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