Sunday, November 2, 2014
The Job by Janet Evanovich and Goldberg Lee
Nick Fox is a criminal mastermind. Able to pull of anything from a heist to an incredibly detailed con, he's the best of the best. However he's established a relationship with the FBI so he helps them get the marks legally. Alongside Fox is Agent Kate O'Hare, keeping him on a short leash to the strait and narrow. This time the mark is a drug lord, one with a fondness for chocolate, and for killing everyone he's ever done business with. Will this be the con that not even Fox can pull off?
If you want a book that will capture your interest from the second you pick it up, this is definitely one to consider. From Nick the ex-con man, to Alex's ex-military father, you get a wide array of characters with distinct personalities. Personally I liked Nick and Jack the best. Nick because he's sarcastic and clever and is a person who I'd love to meet, but would hate to be on his bad side. Jack because I love when you have a father who clearly dotes on his daughter but teaches her practical skills, such as how to kill a person with what you have in your sack lunch.
Another part of the book I enjoy is how the authors go into detail about the skills required from each member of the team. From building the set for the con, to the computer design, or even the actor that made it all believable.
This is my first foray in the the series, and it doesn't disappoint. With only allusions to the prior books you can read this with no previous knowledge. It explains the relationships extremely well so there's no guessing at who's who.
I received this book courtesy of NetGalley in exchange for my free and honest review.