Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Job -- Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg

Kate O'Hare and Nick Fox are back, which is good news for anybody who wants to read a light-hearted, fast-moving caper novel.  I'm one of those people.  I can always use a good laugh, particularly now, and this book provided some fine escape reading.

As you'll recall if you've read previous books, Fox is the world's greatest conman and thief, while O'Hare is the FBI agent who finally managed to catch him.  Now Fox is secretly working for the FBI, and he and O'Hare are unofficially teamed up to bring down the world's biggest criminals.  

The book opens with Fox being accused of a series of art thefts.  The evidence that he's guilty seems overwhelming, but O'Hare doesn't believe it for a second.  She's right, of course, but I won't give any details except to say that the thefts lead them to devise an elaborate con game to capture a zillionaire drug dealer.  Setting up the con with their usual team is a large and enjoyable part of the book.  Along the way there are some fights, some escapes, and some romance.  Not to mention a lot of laughs.  The Job is another fine job (couldn't resist) by a top-notch writing team.  Check it out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed it too, though I thought it was a little thinner all the way around than the earlier books in the series, I like the silly use of television characters' names as Nick's aliases, though surely someone would catch on to Jean-Luc Picard! My favorite character remains Kate's father.