Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Job (Fox and O'Hare Series, Book 3)

The Job (Fox and O'Hare Series, Book 3) by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

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.


3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but wraps up too cleanJanuary 25, 2015
This review is from: The Job (Fox and O'Hare Series, Book 3) (Kindle Edition)
*I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.*
I want to start out by saying that this authors Plum series is what got me back into reading as an adult. The author has a way of writing witty and interesting characters. This is the first in the Fox and O'Hare series. I have to say, I find the characters fun and likeable. Fox is charming and will surprise you. This book reads like an Ocean's 12 or Italian Job. Lots of conning and twists to keep the story moving. But, I felt like everything fell into place too easy for them.
I loved Kate's dad. Along with the other characters that they brought on to help. I just don't like reading a long book that wraps up quick and nice. With all the thought that went into creating this mysterious and cunning novel, I feel like more thought could have been put into the ending. I also am happy I got this book free, because paying more for an ebook than a paperback for a book I didn't thoroughly, would have made me angry.
This book did have it's highlights though.
"I'm married with two kids," Tom said. "I live in Rancho Cucamonga, and I build treehouses for a living. Don't rain on my parade." The crew brought in for this con helped make this book enjoyable.
Kate, I felt was less FBI than willing con artist.
"I would have opened up with the UZI I'm carrying in my Gucci bag."
"It's so important to accessorize correctly."
Nick and Kate are good together. I may go back and read the first two books, though this seems to be a stand alone just fine. Hopefully I'll enjoy those 2 better, because I really do enjoy Janet Evanovich's work.
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