Friday, September 13, 2013

The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

3.5 Stars

Kate O’Hara is an FBI agent who has spent years chasing after con man Nick Fox.  Just when she thinks she finally has her man, he pulls his best con yet – convincing the FBI to give him a plea deal that will grant him a get-of-jail-free pass and make him O’Hara’s new partner. 

Obviously this book won’t ever win a Pulitzer Prize, but judging it for what it is, “The Heist” is entertaining.  It’s filled with the fluff and fun you would expect of Janet E. and Lee Goldberg counterbalances her quite well.  Instead of a full-out raucous romp of slapstick comedy, there is a teensie little whiff of comedic sophistication.  Consider O’Hara as a more competent Stephanie Plum without QUITE as many kidnappings and car explosions.  I’ve stuck with Stephanie and Lula for 19 (soon to be 20) books so I’m fairly certain I’ll read one (or 12) more O’Hara and Fox books.

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