Published by Bantam on June 18th 2013
From Janet Evanovich, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, and Lee Goldberg, bestselling 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.
Janet Evanovich, take three, The Heist
Yes. That’s right. A third go at a Janet Evanovich series. Now Reading: The Heist. After reading the Knight & Moon books I was curious about this series. It’s been a somewhat of a roller coaster ride when it comes to reading Janet Evanovich. Starting out with Lizzie & Diesel, which I lost steam midway through Wicked Charms, and then giving Knight & Moon a shot, which I’m really enjoying, I just had to see where this one stood.
- An adventure. Because that’s what I expect from books, right?
- Witty banter. Because there’s nothing I enjoy more than well-placed sarcasm and jokes that take a bit of thinking to “get it.”
- Breadcrumbs. Because why else would you pick up the next book unless there are breadcrumbs leading you to the next.
And truthfully, I’m curious to see Lee Goldberg’s influence. I haven’t read him so whether I’ll be able to recognize that influence is another matter, but, regardless, I’m curious to see what that might look like. Or if I’ll be able to recognize it at all.