I have long been a Stephanie Plum fan. I also enjoy other series from Janet Evanovich like her romantic novels and the Full Blast etc. series. So there is no need to say that expectations are high from anything she writes. Lately I have swerved away a bit from Numbers 20 onwards of Stephanie and Company. So I was a bit hesitant of picking up the much touted Fox and O’Hare series.
Kate O’Hare and Nick Fox have developed a rapport by this time. This is the first of the series that I am reading. Kate is a rough and tough FBI agent. Her dad was in the trade and she has been weaned on the stuff. Nick Fox was an internationally infamous thief who now works for the FBI. Secretly! Nick is Kate’s assignment or responsibility. And she has to baby sit him. Reminds me a lot of White Collar, the TV series, except there is way more chemistry here.
A series of daring robberies are done in Nick Fox’s style. Obviously someone is trying to frame him. The thief turns out to be his ex associate who was trying to get his attention. Now there is a bigger plot, and a bigger plan afoot. Kate and Nick cook up a daring con to nail one of the most wanted crooks in the world, a dangerous man whose whereabouts are unknown. No one even knows what he looks like, for Pete’s sake. We follow the chase from Tennessee to Portugal to Turkey to London, recruiting some interesting characters to join their team.
The Job is fast paced and quite the page turner. You can see it happening before your eyes. Actually it will be much better as a film rather than a book. With Goldberg’s history, that might not be very farfetched. I just hope they come up with better casting than One for the Money.
People who love watching crime series, or read about action, adventure and thrillers will love reading The Job. A very light and entertaining read!