FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world’s most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss thinks she is tenacious and ambitious; her friends think she is tough, stubborn, and maybe even a bit obsessed. And while Kate has made quite a name for herself for the past five years, the only name she’s cared about is Nicolas Fox—an international crook she wants in more ways than one.
Audacious, handsome, and dangerously charming, Nicolas Fox is a natural con man, notorious for running elaborate scams on very high-profile people. At first he did it for the money. Now he does it for the thrill. He knows that the FBI has been hot on his trail—particularly Kate O’Hare, who has been watching his every move. For Nick, there’s no greater rush than being pursued by a beautiful woman . . . even one who aims to lock him up. But just when it seems that Nicolas Fox has been captured for good, he pulls off his greatest con of all: he convinces the FBI to offer him a job, working side by side with Special Agent Kate O’Hare.
Problem is, teaming up to stop a corrupt investment banker who’s hiding on a private island in Indonesia is going to test O’Hare’s patience and Fox’s skill. Not to mention the skills of their ragtag team made up of flamboyant actors, wanted wheelmen, and Kate’s dad. High-speed chases, pirates, and Toblerone bars are all in a day’s work . . . if O’Hare and Fox don’t kill each other first.
1. Janet Evanovich
2. Female FBI Agent
Need I really say more? I don’t really believe so, but you don’t just come to me for a summary and a picture of a book cover, huh?
I happened to run across this series on NetGalley. I am a sucker for Evanovich, so I immediately downloaded the second book, The Chase, and then had to buy this one. Oh boy and I am glad that I did.
Kate O’Hare is an awesome female character. Much like Stephanie Plum, but a little better with a gun, and a little more controlled, she’s funny, witty, and one you want to get to know better.
Then, there’s Nick Fox. He’s an international criminal, but a Casanova at the same time. Kate has had her sights set on Fox for years, and knows him better than anyone else in the world, but is still drawn to him like a moth to the light.
And when they get stuck working together? I. LOVED. IT.
This is kind of like Blacklist on NBC, but with a little comedy thrown in the mix. This book kept me on my toes from start to finish, with fantastic characters from the main characters to the supporting case and the action is great.
I give The Heist 5 out of 5 bookmarks. I absolutely loved it and couldn’t wait to pick up The Chase (which I will have up for review soon).