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Pros and Cons: A Short Story (Kindle Single) (Fox and O'Hare series) by [Evanovich, Janet, Goldberg, Lee]
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About the Author

Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and Trouble Maker graphic novel, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author.

Lee Goldberg is a screenwriter, TV producer, and the author of several books, including King City, The Walk, and the bestselling Monk series of mysteries. He has earned two Edgar Award nominations and was the 2012 recipient of the Poirot Award from Malice Domestic.


Product Details

  • File Size: 3360 KB
  • Print Length: 33 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam (May 21, 2013)
  • Publication Date: May 21, 2013
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CK8CL0W
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,066 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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As a teaser for the upcoming "The Heist", this isn't bad. The bad guy is smoother, smarter and more interesting than Evanovich's usual, and the heroine isn't quite as flighty.

But to sell this as a book takes some chutzpah. When the Kindle edition opens to page 1 you're already 13% of the way done, as all the skipped over pages are nothing but blurbs. And the last fifth of the book is yet another teaser for "The Heist", this time in the form of the opening chapter.

So don't waste time and money buying the ads; wait for the book itself.
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A come-on for a new series of shoot-em-ups by mega-best seller Janet Evanovich (along w/ Lee Goldberg), "Pros and Cons" has as much going for it as its catchy title.

The story introduces us to Special Agent Kate O'Hare, the "Pro" and her elusive foil Nicholas Fox, the "Con." They are the two characters who represent a new franchise for the prolific author.

O'Hare is not your usual federal agent. She carries a Glock and is usually armed with a generous supply of Toblerone bars. We first meet her seated at her desk in the Federal Building in West Los Angeles. She's her usual mess. Working her way through a pack of Oreos, her "brown hair was clipped back in a snarly mess, her white shirt had a small pizza sauce smudge on it, and her blue eyes were narrowed in concentration."

Now O'Hare thinks she onto something and has a bead on Fox's next scheme. There have been many of those in their many past games of cat and mouse. She almost nabbed Fox in St. Louis where he was doing color commentary in the announcer's booth at Busch stadium as a diversion. Or the time she thought Fox was trying to steal a giant panda from the National Zoo.

For the past three years O'Hare has been chasing Fox. The chase has become a game for the crook and obsession for the special agent. And O'Hare thinks she now onto him and about to bring her fox to ground. She likes to quantify things. This time she's "almost 85 percent sure" she has him cornered. Oh, and not so incidentally O'Hare - as much as she tries to deny it - has a bad case of the hots for Fox.

So there you are. Fox is planning a wedding heist. But details of the scheme aren't as important as the pursuit and you can be sure the chase will be frenzied, entertaining and glib as glib can get.
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I enjoyed this short story. I like how I am introduced to the characters in the new, upcoming series by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg. Now, I am really ready for the release of The Heist, scheduled for next week.
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of these two authors, I am only familiar with Ms Evanovich. this is an obvious but great teaser for the book coming up in 2 weeks. New characters and all but mostly this is a terrific departure from romance and Stepanie Plum for her.
After the quick read of this short kindle single, I instantly pre-purchased the book.
this is an 'agent' Kate, and a con man, Nick, attracted to eachother but, of course, she's gotta try and 'get' the con man. This is gonna be fun and, again, I like seeing something new and NOT sugar sweet from Janet..
I am going so far, already, to say her and Lee Goldberg might be starting a new series. Hope it works out!
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A very short story (25 pages) giving a taste of the new book series to release in June about an FBI agent's long time obsessive pursuit of a charming and successful con artist. It also includes the first chapter of the new book which jumps ahead two years. It will be interesting to see how they make the relationship sustainable. Will they go the route of "The Fugitive" or "Remington Steele" or "White Collar" in order to feed a multi-book series? It will be fun to find out.

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Thank you for giving us a low-priced sneak peek at the new series. I'll be passing on this, thanks.

The entire situation on both sides (hero and heroine) is completely unbelievable, and plot holes are not only present, but numerous and large. I came away from this thinking that the authors had no respect for their readers to offer such simplistic claptrap. Ah well, I gave up on Janet Evanovich, who held such promise, a long time ago. (Yet two of her books, One for the Money (Movie Tie-in) (Stephanie Plum Novels) and the ORIGINAL "Manhunting," are favorites. Darn it, I even bought the OftM movie.)

One of these days Janet's going to sit down again and take writing a novel seriously. I look forward to that book. This is not it.
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Pros and Cons is the second e-book novella to introduce the unlikely crime-fighting duo of Special Agent Kate O'Hare and Nick Fox, incorrigible con man. Set three years after The Shell Game, where Kate first encountered Nick, both the biggest break of her career and her biggest obsession, this short story gives a bit more insight into Kate's character. Sure, she's something of a walking chick lit cliche, from her junk food habit to her complete lack of personal style, but she's dedicated to her job and not above appreciating the Nick's flair for the dramatic...or his devilish charm and good looks. While the central con here is -- if possible -- even more ridiculously over-the-top, it encapsulates what I like most about this series -- the fact that it doesn't take itself too seriously at all. These stories are pure and simple entertainment from start to finish, sprinkled with good-natured (often cheesy) humor and a flair for the theatrical. These stories are sheer fun, the perfect escapist antidote to summer's mind-numbing heat!
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