The Scam (A Fox & O’Hare novel) by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (5 out of 5)
This book was the perfect thing to read this past week. I read some other hooey that I didn’t love and this made me laugh, and I didn’t have any messed up dreams. Some of the books I have yet to review….messed up dreams did follow. Not here. Anytime Evanovich and Goldberg team up, you can pretty much expect to be entertained. Nick Fox, Kate O’Hare, and their cast of supporting con artists don’t let down. Although…the book before this one? Not great. So this was an even happier surprise.
Kate has to find Nick, her undercover con artist, so that they can infiltrate the Las Vegas casino of one Evan Trace, known for his infectiously catchy slogan “No Freakin’ Gondolas”. They do so and Trace is instantly wanting to get to know Kate better, to her dismay. Their cover is blown and a dangerous Japanese money mover gets involved. The action never stops in this one, and the end is fraught with your usual amount of fatalities and madcap capers, courtesy of Nick and Kate’s support squad. There are a few surprises in this one that U heartily approve of, although not the ending because it makes me want to dive into the next one…and I just can’t, because it will be another year before the dynamic duo team up to write another one. Must. Resist. This installment of the series may have been my favorite one yet.