Friday, February 28, 2014

Janet Evanovich takes us on a wild ride with stolen Rembrandts in her new book Fox and O'Hare book "The Chase"

Internationally renowned thief and con artist Nicolas Fox is famous for running elaborate and daring scams. His greatest con of all: convincing the FBI to team him up with the only person who has ever caught him, and the only woman to ever capture his attention, Special Agent Kate O’Hare. Together they’ll go undercover to swindle and catch the world’s most wanted—and untouchable—criminals.
Their newest target is Carter Grove, a former White House chief of staff and the ruthless leader of a private security agency. Grove has stolen a rare Chinese artifact from the Smithsonian, a crime that will torpedo U.S. relations with China if it ever becomes public. Nick and Kate must work under the radar—and against the clock—to devise a plan to steal the piece back. Confronting Grove’s elite assassins, Nick and Kate rely on the skills of their ragtag crew, including a flamboyant actor, a Geek Squad techie, and a band of AARP-card-carrying mercenaries led by none other than Kate’s dad. 
A daring heist and a deadly chase lead Nick and Kate from Washington, D.C., to Shanghai, from the highlands of Scotland to the underbelly of Montreal. But it’ll take more than death threats, trained henchmen, sleepless nights, and the fate of a dynasty’s priceless heirloom to outsmart Fox and O’Hare.

Kate and Nick are back in an even more amazing adventure. They must recover a bronze rooster that belongs to the country of China from the person who purchased the stolen item years before. They end up on board a plane bound for China where they have to swap a replica out for the real one, but that's never as easy as it sounds. Carter Grove, the man who owned the stolen rooster, owns a security firm that doesn't hesitate to hire the worst of the worst. And they are certainly after him. Their cover is blown when they land in China with the authorities right there ready for them. Nick escapes and Kate talks her way out of prison. 
They return to the states but somehow Grove figured out who they were and is now after them. They stage the biggest heist ever of three Rembrandt paintings from a museum in Canada with hopes of luring him in and getting him caught by the FBI so that he can't harm Kate's family.

I seriously love this series. I feel like it takes me back to some of the old Stephanie Plum novels that were so incredibly hilarious that we fell out of our chairs.  The last eight or so Plum novels haven't felt new, so this series is definitely refreshing! I can't wait for the next one!

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