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Click Here to Download the Book 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 trailâ€”particularly Kate O'Hare, who has been watching his every move.
Reviews My biggest concern with this was that Kate would just be an "I can't believe it's not Stephanie Plum" character. They both track people down for a living, being involved some kind of law enforcement. They both have commitment issues and are thrill seekers. They both have sisters who just want the safe, family life. But Kate is also very different. Where Stephanie has little to no self discipline and as a result is forever only just getting by as a bounty hunter, mostly on luck, Kate is an ex-Navy SEAL and dedicated, even obsessed with her job. And she's good at it. She's messy, like Stephanie, but that's because all her energy goes into her job, unlike Stephanie who is just lazy and thinks her messiness is a part of her charm. Kate eats a lot of junk food, like Stephanie, but that's because she doesn't have time to home cook food, not necessarily because she is incapable. And despite the junk food, Kate is actually physically fit and an excellent runner, unlike Stephanie who can hardly run more than a few blocks without making a turn into a donut shop. Stephanie loves to shop, Kate hates it. Kate is goal-driven, motivated by accomplishments, whereas Stephanie is rent-driven, motivated only by the desire to avoid moving back in with her parents (or worse, her long term, on-again-off-again boyfriend who wants to marry her). Stephanie is always looking for the easiest route, Kate craves beating the next big challenge. Stephanie makes feeble attempts to learn self defense or carry a gun, Kate feels naked without some kind of weapon on her and is proficient at hand-to-hand combat. The plot was also very different. Whereas Stephanie usually just bumbles around, often winding up in the right place at the right time, all movement in this is deliberate and planned, resourceful and inventive. I was afraid that removing these less-than-stellar attributes about Stephanie would also remove the humor. After all, much of Stephanie's charm IS in her spectacularly funny failures and unorthodox ways. I did feel like it wasn't quite as hilarious as Stephanie Plum but it was very amusing and entertaining. Another reviewer described it as a cross between "Miss Congeniality" and "Ocean's Eleven", which I think is a very accurate assessment. And hey, I like both of those movies so it's no surprise I love this. It was a refreshing change of pace from Stephanie Plum. At the end of the book I thought "I can't wait for the next book!" and that really says it all.
My take after reading The Heist is that it is an amazing story. The essence of a good story is for it to be engaging, entertaining and insightful; and of course for it to be while rife with life lessons. Janet Evanovich captured those qualities in this story. It is an excellently written. I finished it without being conscious of the flow of time. The characters are amazing and they are true to life due to your wonderful portrayal of their human side.Smooth writing, fabulous descriptions, amazing dialogue and gripping pacing. Like Triple Agent Double Cross, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, or The Kite Runner, The Heist doesn't have the problem of over-writing that plagues many stories with equally good story lines.
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