Pros and Cons (A Fox and O'Hare Short Story)

Pros and Cons (A Fox and O'Hare Short Story)

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by Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
     
 
Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg have teamed up for a dynamic new series featuring an FBI agent who's on the hunt—and a master con artist who's enjoying the chase. The con is on in this eBook original short story that's a triumphant prequel to The Heist.

FBI special agent Kate O'Hare has made it her mission to nail international con artist

Overview

Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg have teamed up for a dynamic new series featuring an FBI agent who's on the hunt—and a master con artist who's enjoying the chase. The con is on in this eBook original short story that's a triumphant prequel to The Heist.

FBI special agent Kate O'Hare has made it her mission to nail international con artist Nicolas Fox. When she discovers his plot to plunder a venture capitalist's twentieth-story Chicago penthouse of all its cash and treasures while the self-proclaimed "King of Hostile Takeovers" is getting married, Kate is 85 percent—okay maybe 92 percent—sure that she's finally going to bag Nick Fox.

Problem is, first Kate has to convince her boss, building security, and maybe even herself, that wedding planner Merrill Stubing is actually Nicolas Fox. Second, she has to figure out how to corner and capture him without disrupting the event of the year. And third, what's going to happen once O'Hare finally gets her hands on Fox? It's going take a pro to catch a con before the fireworks over Lake Michigan go off.

Includes a sneak peek of The Heist, the first novel in the highly anticipated new series from Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345549433
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/21/2013
Series:
Fox and O'Hare Series
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
28
Sales rank:
4,364
File size:
2 MB

Meet 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.

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Pros and Cons 3.9 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 139 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is only a 20 page story. Not worth the money.
JULIANN1 More than 1 year ago
This was a disappointment. I have long been a fan of both Lee Goldberg and Janet Evanovich, but this story failed to come to life. Though a coupleof the secondary characters gave promise of being interesting, there was no sense of life in either protagonist. Nick Fox was a blank, suitable for appearing on a Batchelor show, Kate was painted as a slob from the first paragraph and never rose above it. She never emerges as a real person. The big scene at the end of the wedding was flat. I will likely read The Heist, just because, but I have lost my sense of enthusiastically looking forward to it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was not what I expected. I felt lured into buying an advertisement for the launch of a new book. I will probably not purchase the book out of principles. I know one book less will not hurt sales, but it has dampened my interest. Only hope this is not the trend of things to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed with this book.  It was VERY short and not at all what I expected from Janet Evanovich. I am normally a fan of hers however I will not be buying the next installment in this series. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i thought it was a great introductory book. cant wait to read the heist! 
TammieL More than 1 year ago
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I thought it would be hard to capture reader's attention with a short story start to a new series, but I found myself laughing through most of this story, and I am looking forward to reading The Heist when it comes out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this short story had good charecter development and really set the Stage for the heist. A little mystery, humor,excitment and some surpressed romantic feelings all rolled into less than 30 pages! Next to read is going to be The Heist for sure
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always Janet delivers a fun entertaining good read.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Pros and Cons is a prequel to the first book in the O’Hare and Fox series by popular American author, Janet Evanovich in collaboration with Lee Goldberg. Kate O’Hare is an FBI agent who is on the trail of Nicolas Fox. Fox is an audacious con merchant, criminally brilliant, and O’Hare is as determined to bring him to justice as Fox is to evade it.  Just to complicate matters, there is a bit of attraction between them. Fox, under the guise of a wedding planner, is busy fleecing a rich Milton Royce of his art treasures and emptying his bank accounts. But leaving tiny hints for O’Hare as to his current whereabouts. It’s a game he enjoys. This is a fun introduction to Evanovich’s new series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could have read a whole lot more of this combo.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To short. Not one of Evanovichs best . It was ok.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great short story and wonderful prequel to The Heist! It gives a little background and insight to Kate O'Hare's and Nick's relationship. With her being and FBI agent after Nick who is a con man and how she comes so close to catching him but he gets away. A little like cat and mouse but it makes you wait for the next book to see what happens and if she gets her con man! I definitely recommend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After I read this short story I definitely wanted more. It keep me reading until the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this to be a wonderful way to introduce the new main characters of Kate O'Hare and Nick Fox. It definitely left me wanting more, much more. We see glimpses into Kate's obsession with capturing Nick. And Nick teasing Kate as she pursues him. The story also had its share of hilarious moments that had me laughing. And it brought back Toblerones!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not disappointed since I knew when I bought it this was a preview of bigger things to come. I enjoyed it and it has lead me to start reading the Heist, which I'm loving so far!!
Mycirenae More than 1 year ago
New character I love them can not for the Heist
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Really good kinda wished it wasnt a short story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very short book. I liked it. J.... :-@
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a clever way to introduce a new series. The story was interesting with a couple of good twists. It definitely made me want to read the full novel. Great characterization and the story moved along well. Comic relief from Janet and great plot twists from Lee.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was true to Janet Evanovich's humorous style, but way too short!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The preview is a little bit Ho-Hum, but not enough so to keep me from trying the new series. The concept reminds me of "White Collar."
Patlsl1 More than 1 year ago
I prefer much longer stories. Not what I expected from author.
jdh2690 More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure I would like this new pairing by Janet Evanovich, since I liked her solo-authored books so much, but I can honestly say I was surprised! The humor still shines through, but with a bit more mystery than before...which entices me to buy more stories by this author pair. I especially liked the ending because I just know there will be romp or two more between this con and pro in the following stories, which adds a little spice to the humor and mystery. This story was very short, as was intended, like a carrot on a string to lead you to the next chapter in an ongoing adventure . . . and I recommend readers follow this string all the way!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it and can't wait for this new series to get under way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago