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The Heist

The Heist
By Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
Bantam, 2013
Audience: Adults

Source: E-Galley

From Goodreads:
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.

This book was a fabulous adventure. It was a great story and a change for Janet Evanovich, too. Normally, things blow up right away and there are a lot of jokes about food. Also, the woman is usually pretty inept at what she's doing. In this case, the FBI Agent kicked butt. I liked it a lot, even though I missed the humor. Normally, I can tell that a story is Janet Evanovich's, even if she writes it with someone else, but this time it was a bit harder for me to see what parts she helped to write. I suppose it was probably the romance angle. It's a good beach read! Enjoy.


  1. I am a big fan of the Stephanie Plum books although they are starting to get a little repetitive, but I am really looking forward to reading this. It makes me a little sad that there wasn't as much humor, but I love a good romance and a kick butt female lead. Thanks for the review!

    Kay @ It's a Book Life


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