Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Job by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

The Job (Fox and O'Hare, #3)
Synopsis via Goodreads:
     Charming con man Nicolas Fox and dedicated FBI agent Kate O'Hare secretly take down world’s most-wanted and untouchable felons, next job Violante, the brutal leader of a global drug-smuggling empire. The FBI doesn’t know what he looks like, where he is, or how to find him, but Nick knows his tastes in gourmet chocolate.

From Nashville to Lisbon back alleys, from Istanbul rooftops to Thames, they chase clues to lookalike thefts. Pitted against a psychopathic bodyguard Reyna holding Kate hostage and a Portuguese enforcer getting advice from an ancestor's pickled head, they again call driver Willie for ship, actor Boyd for one-eyed Captain Bridger, special effects carpenter Tom, her father Jake - retired Special Forces, and his talent - machete-wielding Somali pirate Billy Dee. This could be their biggest job - if they survive.
     This is Fox and O'Hare #3. For me it is the second Fox/O'Hare book I have read and I want to know when the next one is coming out!! This was a GREAT BOOK!!
     I actually have a secret to admit. I was having a little difficulty getting to this book to read, so I went and got the audio book. Just let me say, if you like audio books or have been wanting to try one, go get this one. The narrator is awesome! I swear, he must know every language in the universe!
     If you have never read a Fox/O'Hare book, you really need  to go get one right  away! Miss Evanovich and Mr. Goldberg know how to create characters that are perfect for each other. So, for those of you who are old enough to remember the TV show Remington Steele and you enjoyed it, then you will love this series.
     Kate O'Hare is an FBI agent and Nicholas Fox is an international thief. They are teamed up because of a special clandestine agreement with the FBI, Fox stays out of prison as long as he helps Kate catch thieves. But Agent O'Hare also has a little bit of a sordid past; she received a dishonorable discharge from the Navy for decking a superior when he groped her.
     This story has suspense, some action, a bit of a mystery, international crime, family, and humor.
I really enjoyed the back and forth play between Kat and Nick. They are fun and fresh to read as they have their back and forth. Nick is laid back and teasing, cocky, and of course trying his best to romance Kate. And Kate is the quintessential FBI agent: serious, tunnel vision for the case, keeping work and private life separate, not to mention keeping work and pleasure separate, all the while denying her attraction to Fox (for the most part) while outwardly showing her irritation to and for him.
     Kate's father ran covert military operations for the CIA before he retired. Now he lives with Kate's sister and helps Kate and Nick with their "missions". This mission takes them across the world to first catch an International Art thief and turns into a case that sends them off to catch a identity-changing, sadistic drug-lord. Kate and Nick enlist the help of an actor, a tree house designer/builder, a woman who can drive anything, and a mechanic. They find themselves on the ocean running a "salvage" ship.
     This book will keep you engrossed, unable to put it down, anxious to know what happens next.
     I would LOVE to see these Fox/O'Hare books made into 2 hour movies or TV movies. They definitely have what it takes to capture an audiences' full attention.