The Job: Fox and O’Hare Series #3. Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. Bantam Books. November 2014. 320 pp. ISBN#: 9780804179898.
FBI Agent Kate O’Hare conned a major con, Nicolas Fox, in order to capture him. But the criminal con was so good the FBI released him to help catch other criminals they couldn’t catch without his help. Oh, by the way, no one is supposed to know that later bit about releasing him!
Kate supposedly despises Fox but she has to admit with humorous reluctance of course, that he is good at what he does, very, very good!!!
In this latest Fox and O’Hare series, Kate O’Hare and Fox travel through America, Europe and elsewhere in order to figure out two things. The first is what con is posing as Fox in order to steal famous art works and the second is the major drug cartel leader who yearns for more and more treasure and has the means and ways to make that happen with ease!
The story involves a hidden treasure (duh, or something like that), a female bodyguard who’s almost pathological, a Portuguese enforcer, a pirate, a special effects creator and director, and a retired Special Forces father, and more crazy, fun, chaotic characters who are part of this lunatic plot to capture or con the major con master!
The plot is simple but what makes this latest Evanovich novel delightful is the way cons con other cons and the humor and delight they get in discussing and carrying out these events. It’s even better than Bonnie and Clyde! It’s a MUST read!