The Chase by Janet Evanovich
Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, “New York Times” bestselling authors of “The Heist, “return in this action-packed, exciting adventure featuring master con artist Nicolas Fox and die-hard FBI agent Kate O’Hare. And this time around, things go from hot to nuclear when government secrets are on the line.
Internationally renowned thief and con artist Nicolas Fox is famous for running elaborate and daring scams. His greatest con of all: convincing the FBI to team him up with the only person who has ever caught him, and the only woman to ever capture his attention, Special Agent Kate O’Hare. Together they’ll go undercover to swindle and catch the world’s most wanted–and untouchable–criminals.
Their newest target is Carter Grove, a former White House chief of staff and the ruthless leader of a private security agency. Grove has stolen a rare Chinese artifact from the Smithsonian, a crime that will torpedo U.S. relations with China if it ever becomes public. Nick and Kate must work under the radar–and against the clock–to devise a plan to steal the piece back. Confronting Grove’s elite assassins, Nick and Kate rely on the skills of their ragtag crew, including a flamboyant actor, a Geek Squad techie, and a band of AARP-card-carrying mercenaries led by none other than Kate’s dad.
A daring heist and a deadly chase lead Nick and Kate from Washington, D.C., to Shanghai, from the highlands of Scotland to the underbelly of Montreal. But it’ll take more than death threats, trained henchmen, sleepless nights, and the fate of a dynasty’s priceless heirloom to outsmart Fox and O’Hare.
This book lived up to all of my expectations. It was action packed and left me sitting on the edge of my seat. The close call of hiding in the trunk of a car inside of an airplane, stealing art from the Smithsonian and from a secret room, and paintings from an art gallery… The imagination and details of the heists were planned in the finest details and they succeeded with very close calls to failure. Just when I thought the heist could fail, Kate and Nick would succeed. I love the conflict and sexual tension between Kate(FBI agent) and Nick(Con man and professional thief). I keep hoping they will hook up and the book ended letting me believe it just might have happened, maybe next book. I have now read all of Janet Evanovich’s books, and will anxiously await her next book in June! Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Caroline