Review Tuesday: The Job by Janet Evanovich

The Job by Janet Evanovich is book three in the Fox and O’Hare series.

From Goodreads:

Charming con man Nicolas Fox and dedicated FBI agent Kate O’Hare secretly take down world’s most-wanted and untouchable felons, next job Violante, the brutal leader of a global drug-smuggling empire. The FBI doesn’t know what he looks like, where he is, or how to find him, but Nick knows his tastes in gourmet chocolate. the job

From Nashville to Lisbon back alleys, from Istanbul rooftops to Thames, they chase clues to lookalike thefts. Pitted against a psychopathic bodyguard Reyna holding Kate hostage and a Portuguese enforcer getting advice from an ancestor’s pickled head, they again call driver Willie for ship, actor Boyd for one-eyed Captain Bridger, special effects carpenter Tom, her father Jake – retired Special Forces, and his talent – machete-wielding Somali pirate Billy Dee. This could be their biggest job – if they survive.

The Job – like the other two books in this series – reads very much the same as Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series. The books are an incredibly quick read, lots of danger and excitement, but for all that there’s danger and excitement you know that nothing terrible is going to happen to any of the characters. They will be fine in the end. There isn’t much – if any – character development or emotion either. These are books where the plot drives the book forward.

Fox and O’Hare are a very funny tag team, and the crew that was assembled in book 1 shows up again, and makes the reading of this book a fun one. Kate’s Dad is actually one of my favourite characters. He always makes me laugh.

For all that there isn’t any depth to this series – or any of her series that I’ve read – they are highly entertaining and a perfect beach read.

If you are looking for a light hearted silly book I would suggest starting with book one in the Stephanie Plum series – One For the Money. (The movie for that by the way was terrible! Also did anyone else notice that Katherine Heigl was the only character with a ridiculous accent? No one else had it!). If you like One For the Money then be excited because she’s written a lot of books in that series and in other series, so you’ll definitely have some things to read!



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