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The Heist: A Novel (Fox and O'Hare) Hardcover – June 18, 2013
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“The action is fast-paced and the writing is first-rate, making The Heist an excellent choice for vacation reading.”—Huntington News
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The plot has already been described, I don't want to spoil anything for you. Anyway: We have a new dream team here with a female FBI agent and a former con man, both very attractive. Hmmm, I wonder where this is leading?
I don't know how much of Lee Goldberg is in the novel, but there is clearly an improvement to the last few Plum novels. The writing is light-hearted and charming, albeit without awfully many bright ideas, just what you like to read when the sun is shining. I would really like to see more of this.
special agent Kate O'Hara spends her life trying to trap super-thief con artist Nick Fox. After a quick introduction that previews both protagonists' unique talents (she can kill a man 16 different ways with tweezers) -- and also their mutual sexual attraction - the two are thrown together to manufacture an operation that will recover half a billion dollars bilked by a bent banker.
The premise is promising but the execution is so, so flat. Big chunks of the book read as if they were lifted from travel guides. So we learn, for example, that the Banoa Bali Regal is a "five-star resort built on the pristine golden sands of the Tanjung Benoa peninsula. Once home to ramshackle fishing villages, the peninsula was now a prime tourist destination with high-end hotels taking advantage of the swaying palms, sugary beaches, bright blue seas and breathtaking vistas."
There are, unfortunately, lots of passages like that,.
The authors build the sexual tension between the two protagonists - and then it deflates like a week-old banana. The climax, if such it could be called, is a very damp squib.
I know these writers can do better if they only put their minds to it. Perhaps the lure of a big check for minimal efforts was too alluring. If this is a book about con artists, readers beware. You are the marks!
The female FBI agent Kate O'Hare was a US Navy seal, sorry folks the only female Seal was in the MOVIE G.I. Jane But as per the news reports
The US Could Have Its First Female Navy SEALs By 2016.
She could have been a SWAT member or trained by her Da. I do allow for artistic license.
And what happen to the recovered heist???????????? Who received the bounty? It appears that the true victims were left out. Questions about the ending one more chapter would have been nice.
I have read all of the 19 Stephanie Plum Books and receive Evanovich's news letter.
I have only written two reviews, but this book was a waste of my money. I will read book 2 in this series, but will check it out of the public library.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fun, adventure, cool locations and a heroine who knows 16 ways to kill a man with her eyebrow tweezers: who could ask for anything more?Published 2 days ago by R. Denham
The Heist is a real page turner, the suspense builds and continues on. Very nicely written, very clean. Janet Evanovich has done it again.Published 2 days ago by Colleen Bogardus
Leaves you hoping another novel is going to be there right awayPublished 5 days ago by Wayne Petereit
I love the Stephanie Plum books but I am having trouble finishing this book. It's just boring and too much info I don't care to know. I don't know if I am even able to finish it. Read morePublished 6 days ago by jb
It started slow but I did enjoy it finally. I don't think I will read any more in the series.Published 8 days ago by Gail F P C
I like the characters and the premise and plan to read more in this series.Published 12 days ago by NK_Ruler