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The Job by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (O’Hare and Fox #3) Mini review


The FBI had one demand when they secretly teamed up Special Agent Kate O’Hare with charming con man Nicolas Fox—bring down the world’s most-wanted and untouchable felons. This time it’s the brutal leader of a global drug-smuggling empire. The FBI doesn’t know what their target looks like, where he is, or how to find him, but Nick Fox has a few tricks up his sleeve to roust this particular Knipschildt chocolate–loving drug lord.

From the streets of Nashville to the back alleys of Lisbon, from the rooftops of Istanbul to the middle of the Thames, Nick and Kate chase their mark. When they find themselves pitted against a psychopathic bodyguard and a Portuguese enforcer who gets advice from a pickled head, they decide it’s time to enlist some special talent—talent like a machete-wielding Somali pirate, a self-absorbed actor, an Oscar-winning special effects artist, and Kate’s father Jake, a retired Special Forces operative. Together they could help make this Fox and O’Hare’s biggest win yet . . . if they survive.

Source: egalley from netgalley/Random House/Bantam for review purposes.  This in no way influences my opinion of the book.  Thanks!

So, it’s another caper with Kate and Nick, who are forced to work together despite the fact that she is an FBI agent and he is a master criminal.  They’re so much fun together.

This time around, Nick and Kate must draw out a drug lord who is in hiding and has recently undergone complete reconstructive surgery.  So they first must find this dude, then they need to con him, and finally implicate him in the many and varied criminal activities that he has been involved in, thus getting a friend/colleague’s of Nick the closure she seeks.  I do love the insane and unbelievable lengths that Nick and Kate go through for the con jobs.  I always love reading about con-people that set up impossible scenarios to get what they want (see also: The Heist Society and Also Known As series).  What’s great about this series is the imaginative situations that our MCs pull off, the fantastic characters, and the fast pace.

I am a big fan of Janet Evanovich because her books are smart and so funny and the characters are believable, though the situations they become involved in can be a bit far-fetched (though that is what makes the books so fun).  This series, and particularly Nick and Kate, make me happy.  This is definitely the book you’re looking for if you want light-hearted and you don’t want to use a lot of brain power.  I do wish that the story would expand a bit to draw out a larger plot throughout the series, but I know it will get there.  Now the books seem to be a bit stand-alone, and they are, but I’m looking for an overall arc that will ultimately bring Nick and Kate together, though that now seems impossible, and maybe a big bad that they cannot bring down in 300 pages.  Also, more kisses, please.




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