Review Tuesday: The Pursuit by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

The Pursuit by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg is book 5 in the Fox and O’Hare series. I love the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich, and that’s how I got started reading this series.

the pursuitFrom Goodreads:

Nicolas Fox, international con man, thief, and one of the top ten fugitives on the FBI’s most-wanted list, has been kidnapped from a beachfront retreat in Hawaii. What the kidnapper doesn’t know is that Nick Fox has been secretly working for the FBI. It isn’t long before Nick’s covert partner, Special Agent Kate O’Hare, is in hot pursuit of the crook who stole her con man.
The trail leads to Belgium, France, and Italy, and pits Nick and Kate against their deadliest adversary yet: Dragan Kovic, an ex–Serbian military officer. He’s plotting a crime that will net him billions . . . and cost thousands of American lives.
Nick and Kate have to mount the most daring, risky, and audacious con they’ve ever attempted to save a major U.S. city from a catastrophe of epic proportions. Luckily they have the help of an eccentric out-of-work actor, a bandit who does his best work in the sewers, and Kate’s dad, Jake. The pressure’s on for Nick and Kate to make this work—even if they have to lay their lives on the line.

This series is simply hilarious. None of the books that Janet Evanovich writes are serious. They might deal with some series topics – bounty hunting, biochemical warfare etc. – but all of her books (and books that she writes with others) are silly fun adventures where the main characters always turn out okay.

If you’re not into that kind of fiction, then this isn’t a book or a series for you. However, if you are, then this series is awesome. I read this book over a weekend. It was fun and hilarious. Things blow up, bad guys get hurt, good guys come out on top. It’s a win-win all the way around.

I do really like how Kate and Nick’s relationship is changing and growing as the books continue. Because of their relationship their both experiencing personal growth that I think they wouldn’t have had otherwise.

Also, Kate’s Dad is amazing, and is one of my favourite secondary characters.

This is a great book if you want a crazy adventure in conning, action, and a little romance. A great summer read, and a read guaranteed to make you laugh out loud.


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