Title: The Job
Author: Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
Review: I started Fox and O’Hare Novels about eight months ago and enjoyed the first two novels. They reminded me of all the exciting movies and TV chase series I have seen. Fun, light with just enough action to keep the reader interested. The Job has got to be hands down the best in the series so far. I found myself laughing so many times I would read the passages out loud to anyone around me as I kept laughing. The interaction and development of Jake, Kate’s father, will have the readers nonstop laughing and you can’t help but love Jake. For example:
“Nick Grinned ‘Kate prefers a loaded gun next to her bed.’
‘Is that all?’ Jake asked Kate. ‘Where’s your hand grenade?’
‘I don’t have a hand grenade.’
‘What happened to the one I give you for Christmas?’
‘I forgot about that,” she said. “I guess it’s around the apartment somewhere.”
That interaction is just the beginning of the laughs you will have between Jake and Kate.
Nick is handsome and dashing as always and I hope that the next book dives deeper into why Nick is the way he is because so far he is slightly flat. I am looking for the history of Nick and we were given a small glance in this book.
I enjoyed that Kate seems to be growing as a character and the reader will wonder with her as she tries to figure out where she belongs in the world. You also get a glimpse into who Kate is and her past in the military. I can’t wait for more character development in the next book in the series.
The con is as brilliant as always but this time Kate seems to handle going against the law with a little more ease. I love the cast of characters and how each one interacts with Kate, Jake and Nick. Every characters has a purpose but sometimes you feel like they get a little throw away without a second thought just like the light fun crime shows.
Advance Copy from Netgalley.
Published: Published November 18th 2014 by Bantam (first published November 1st 2014)
Page Count: 304
Quick Review: 5 out of 5 stars
Why I Read this Title: Sent for an honest review
Synopsis: He’s a charming con man and she’s a dedicated FBI agent, and they’re about to drive each other crazy . . . again!
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.
Author Information: Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and Trouble Maker graphic novel, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author, as well as the Fox and O'Hare series with co-author Lee Goldberg.
New York Times Bestselling author Lee Goldberg is a two-time Edgar Award and two-time Shamus Award nominee whose many TV writing and/or producing credits include "Martial Law," "SeaQuest," "Diagnosis Murder,""Hunter," "Spenser: For Hire," "Nero Wolfe," "Missing." "Monk" and "The Glades." He's also the author of the Fox & O'Hare series with Janet Evanovich (The Heist, The Chase, The Job), "The Walk," "Watch Me Die," "King City," the "Dead Man" series, as well as the "Diagnosis Murder" and "Monk" series of original mystery novels.