The Book: The Scam, by Evanovich/Goldberg
The Blurb: Nicolas Fox is a charming con man and master thief on the run. Kate O’Hare is the FBI agent who is hot on his trail. At least that’s what everyone thinks. In reality, Fox and O’Hare are secretly working together to bring down super-criminals the law can’t touch. Criminals like brutal casino magnate Evan Trace. Evan Trace is running a money-laundering operation through his casino in Macau. Some of his best customers are mobsters, dictators, and global terrorists. Nick and Kate will have to go deep undercover as high-stakes gamblers, wagering millions of dollars—and their lives—in an attempt to topple Trace’s empire. It’s a scam that will take Fox and O’Hare from the Las Vegas strip, to the sun-soaked beaches of Oahu’s North Shore, and into the dark back alleys of Macau. Their only backup—a self-absorbed actor, a Somali pirate, and Kate’s father, and an ex-soldier who believes a rocket launcher is the best way to solve every problem. What could possibly go wrong?
The Blabber: So unfortunately for the authors and those depending on reviews for making reading choices, I picked up too many light-, funny-, quick-reads from the library and free galleys this week and it’s taking A LOT to entertain and absorb me. In Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg’s fourth installment of the Fox and O’Hare series, Evan Trace is running a money-laundering operation through his casino in Macau. Some of his best customers are mobsters, dictators, and global terrorists which makes him a perfect target for the undercover FBI team of Nick Fox and Kate O’Hare. So Nick plans and produces a scam to scam the scammer, Kate follows Nick with token arguments about legalities and (SPOILER, kinda) the bad guys loose. To be honest I screamed through this book and I’m now having trouble recalling all the details. Which is probably not a big deal as #4 sticks pretty closely to the Evanovich formula. An excellent choice for light, funny and quick reading without much intellectual investment.
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