Friday, June 10, 2016

THE JOB by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg [Book recommendation]

Book obtained from: Library New Books shelf, Audio book

Description: Kate O'Hare is an FBI agent.  Nick Fox is a con man and #7 on the FBI's most wanted list.  They team up to capture criminals who are beyond capture by legal means.  This is the third book in the series.

Plot: In this book, Nick and Kate go after a drug lord with a taste for fine chocolate and a love of art and other treasures.  They concoct an elaborate con using a ridiculous amount of money, which does strain credibility at times, but if you can get past that, it does makes sense and there's a lot of humor.

Characterization: The characters are reasonably well developed and had their own personalities.  Some of the secondary characters are wild and crazy [an actor who takes his roles much too seriously, a lady who loves driving/racing anything with a motor, a Somali pirate, Kate's father who loves explosives a little too much, etc], adding much color and humor to the story.

Setting: Nashville, Portugal, Istanbul, France, England. The descriptions were good, I was able to picture every scene without it being over-described.

Other:  The con does strain credibility.

Overall: A good, light mystery/thriller. Funny.  The audio book is read by Scott Brick and he's awesome, a unique and appropriate voice for each character, including foreign accents.

Grade: B

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