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Book Review, Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, The Chase

June 16, 2014

Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg’s Nick Fox and Kate O’Hare series, consisting thus far of an e-book novella and two books, is a highly entertaining romp through the world of the F.B.I. and con artists. I tend to think of this series as a mash-up in the style of television shows like “White Collar” and “Burn Notice,” only in this case, the F.B.I. agent is a woman (the con artist is still a good looking charmer and the explosions are, well, still explosions). In other words, these aren’t deep books, but holy hell, are they fun to read.

In this installment, The Chase (published on February 25, 2014), Fox and O’Hare are going after a villain who is a thinly-veiled former member of a certain presidential administration, as they need to recover a stolen piece of art. Complicating matters is the fact that officially, Fox and O’Hare’s “missions” are off the record, and O’Hare is still supposed to be chasing the “escaped” Fox (a fact that they play to fairly humorous effect throughout the story). The romantic tension is high, the witty banter is well done, and O’Hare’s father, Jake, continues to be awesome and needs his own series. While I found the ending of the book to be a little too quickly resolved, it didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the book, and I look forward to future books in this series.

Source: ARC from the publisher via NetGalley

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