The Scam by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg is book four in the Fox and O’Hare series, and like all the books in this series, it’s a highly entertaining read that you can easily read in sitting or two.
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?
This series has the same kind of tone and pace as the Stephanie Plum series. Nick and Kate are hilarious together. And the cast of characters that are assembled around them are also highly engaging and enjoyable. What makes these book so fun and addictive is the quick pace of them, the over the top plot lines that are reminiscent of a comedic Mission Impossible, and the banter between the characters.
The ending of this book leaves you on a cliff-hanger, which hasn’t before in this series, and I have to say I’m not a fan of – mostly because now I’m antsy for the next one. AND it’s not coming out for a while. *sigh* Write faster please!
If you’re in the mood for a quick, fun, and highly entertaining series, this is the one for you.