This is the second book in the Fox and O'Hare series by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. When I saw that Netgalley had it available, I immediately jumped at the chance to get it. And I am thrilled that I got the chance. This book proved to me that the first one, The Heist, wasn't just a one off. I know it totally goes against the typical book vs movie argument, but I so want to see this on the big screen.
This book starts off a couple of months after The Heist. The book opens on the middle of a bank heist in downtown Los Angeles. At first you are taking everything at face value, and then once Nicolas Fox shows up, and leads Kate on a daring cross county chase, you realize the whole thing was a cover for something else entirely.
As with any good con, this is a story of plots within plots and twists and turns that keep you guessing right up to the end. I could not believe some of the things that Nick and Kate got into. But as with the first book, whenever Kate's Dad was in the scene, I swear he stole it. And this time he brought more buddies along. I know it's wrong, but I just kept getting images from the movie Red in my head. And I loved that movie.
Is this serious, thought provoking Lit-era-ture (pronounced with a snooty upper crust accent)? Eh, probably not. But I had a great time reading it. I was right there when Nick and Kate were running their cons and sneaking around China. They kept me amused and entertained and made me laugh out loud at Nick's antics and Kate's aggravation. I liked seeing Kate be a kick ass heroine, not needing a man to save her. Nick is smooth, charming and has just a touch of the cad in him. Overall I am totally loving this series and can't wait for another episode.This was another 5 star read.