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The Heist (Fox and O'Hare Series #1) (BN Exclusive Edition)

The Heist (Fox and O'Hare Series #1) (BN Exclusive Edition)

3.8 351
by Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg

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Inside the B&N Hardcover Special Edition of The Heist, you will find:

~ The Caper: a never before published mini adventure featuring Kate O'Hare and Nicolas Fox, the characters from The Heist
~ High Quality Euro Stickers: Every hardcover edition of THE HEIST contains two euro stickers: I "heart" Plum and The Con is On!

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Inside the B&N Hardcover Special Edition of The Heist, you will find:

~ The Caper: a never before published mini adventure featuring Kate O'Hare and Nicolas Fox, the characters from The Heist
~ High Quality Euro Stickers: Every hardcover edition of THE HEIST contains two euro stickers: I "heart" Plum and The Con is On!

From Janet Evanovich, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, and Lee Goldberg, bestselling author and television writer for Monk, comes the first adventure in an electrifying new series featuring an FBI agent who always gets her man, and a fearless con artist who lives for the chase.
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 trail—particularly Kate O’Hare, who has been watching his every move. For Nick, there’s no greater rush than being pursued by a beautiful woman . . . even one who aims to lock him up. But just when it seems that Nicolas Fox has been captured for good, he pulls off his greatest con of all: he convinces the FBI to offer him a job, working side by side with Special Agent Kate O’Hare.
Problem is, teaming up to stop a corrupt investment banker who’s hiding on a private island in Indonesia is going to test O’Hare’s patience and Fox’s skill. Not to mention the skills of their ragtag team made up of flamboyant actors, wanted wheelmen, and Kate’s dad. High-speed chases, pirates, and Toblerone bars are all in a day’s work . . . if O’Hare and Fox don’t kill each other first.

Product Details

Bantam Books
Publication date:
Fox and O'Hare Series , #1
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.36(h) x 1.12(d)


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 Troublemaker graphic novels, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author.
Lee Goldberg is the bestselling author of the Monk series, as well as a screenwriter and producer. He has served as a board member for the Mystery Writers of America and also founded the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers. Goldberg has earned two Edgar Award nominations for his television writing and was the 2012 recipient of the Poirot Award from Malice Domestic.

Brief Biography

Hanover, New Hampshire
Date of Birth:
April 22, 1943
Place of Birth:
South River, New Jersey
B.A., Douglass College, 1965

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The Heist 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 351 reviews.
SharonRedfern More than 1 year ago
A Fun Summer Read. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book. Would it be Stephanie Plum meets David Niven or Jonathan and Jennifer Hart from the old T.V. series? It was closer to the second but with a hint of the first. Kate O’ Hare is an FBI agent who has spent years of her life chasing Nick Fox, a smooth talking con man. She finally gets him and he manages to escape. She tracks him down in some ancient Greek monastery only to discover that the FBI engineered his escape so they could use him to catch a bigger fish. Kate ends up partnering with Nick and a crew of other folks to get a swindling hedge fund manager who took a half billion dollars and disappeared. They embark on an adventure that takes them all the way to Indonesia and back. I really liked this book. Kate is a hard-nosed and competent agent with the only hint of Stephanie being her inability to eat without spilling food over herself. She has a loving father with an ex-Marine past but who still has contacts that come in handy for Kate’s mission. Nick is a charming, debonair, well-educated con man who is always looking for the next big score. I got a big kick out of the aliases he uses for his various cons. While there is a whiff of romantic tension between them, the primary theme of the book is the con and the danger it involves. The secondary characters are exactly that but we learn enough about them to be important to the story. The book is written by the team of Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg and the two viewpoints blend seamlessly. You can see Mr. Goldberg’s T.V. experience in the knowledge he has of special effects and how they can be used. Both he and Ms. Evanovich are used to dealing with quirky characters and they keep that fairly subtle in this book. There is a definite sense that this is the first book in a series based on the ending. I hope so; I’d enjoy reading another book with these two characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such a fun, light read. It's perfect for a weekend away from the real world!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy this author but was getting a bit tired of the Plum series. This book was a nice change but still held all the good things I enjoy from an Evanovich story. It was fun to read as my first read of the summer.
TammieL More than 1 year ago
A fun read. I think fans of Stephanie Plum will also like Kate O'Hare, the FBI agent hell bent on putting charming con man Nicolas Fox behind bars but never quite succeeding. I enjoyed the prequel, Pros and Cons, and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Janet Evanovich does humor and snappy dialogue like nobody else.  Lee Goldberg writes quirky intrigue really well.  Combine the two and you have the beginnings of a really great new series.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters are well developed. The storyline is well developed. The plot is interesting. A really great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Janet Evonovich's writing is still sinking into mediocre. As Stephanie Plum books get more and more boring and trite; this book starts out that way. Full of cliched and overused personalities (what little personality there is). Kate, the tough female FBI agent that despite being a former Navy Seal is naive and downright virignal when it comes to men. Nick the world wise con-artist that can make magic just by speaking. There are two bright spots in the whole book is Kate's father (ex-military that has innumerable covert operations to his name) and Willie, a middle-aged cougar that can drive or fly anything and is always looking for her next adventure. If you are looking for light drivvel that takes no thought to read for beach reading- this is the book for you. If you want an enjoyable lots of fun book that will keep you enthralled for hours- go back to the very early Stephanie Plum books. I may read future installments of this book but only free from the library. Will not be wasting my hard-earned money again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is fantastic
JULIANN1 More than 1 year ago
When I read the short story preamble to this novel, Pros & Cons, I posted the following review: "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." I started The Heist, but gave it up after a few chapters. What I said in my original review still stands. The book has no life. I rarely put a book down unread, but there is nothing here to  pique even a little of my interest. I had hoped for much more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn’t finish reading The Heist because I could not get past my annoyance with the portrayal of Kate O’Hare. It was apparent there was very little, if any, research done. First, women are still barred from being Navy SEALS. Also, I am retired military, female, and currently an investigator for the federal government. I was slightly offended with the idea the Navy “allowed” Kate O’Hare to resign her commission after she decked her Commander for groping her. That’s not how it works. Also, being so indecisive about her looks prior to her interview with Nick; cleavage/no cleavage, hair up or down? Get a grip! I not only didn’t finish this but have no interest in reading any sequels. I like Janet Evanovich’s previous books and was extremely disappointed in this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Disappointing. Cliche
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was not overwhelmed by this book. The main characters never seemed real and there were too many "convenient" incidents between them. What was supposed to be fast-paced, seemed a string of contrived events. Some may find it a quick read, but I had trouble forcing myself to finish it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I so badly wanted to like this book as I love her Stephanie Plum series but it was not to be. The two main characters in the book just weren't likeable. I couldn't have cared less how the story ended for them. The story line is just too far fetched. Sorry Janet! Stick with writing the Plum series maybe if you didn't waste your time with this stuff you could write more than one Plum book a year.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seriously? It took two people to write this book. It is boring and predictable. Shame on the publisher for accepting a substandard manuscript simply because they thought it would sell if Janet Evanovich's name was attached. Save your money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it...Janet doesn't disappoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it
Judy-Ree More than 1 year ago
The Heist is a new series by Janet Evanovich, co-authored with Lee Goldberg. As a huge fan of the Stephanie Plum series, I was interested to see what would come out of this. Let's just say that is was all that and the entire chip factory!  If was like a cross between Leverage, Ocean's Eleven and White Collar with a female as the good guy. I literally devoured it in one sitting. I was so caught up in the by play between Kate and Nick and his outrageous plans, that I completely forgot what time it was and stayed up waaaayyyy too late reading. Kate O'Hare is the icon of the new generation woman. She is a former Navy Seal turned FBI. She doesn't wait to be rescued. She saves herself and the others with her. Kate is my hero! The picture of her in my mind was a cross between Sandra Bullock in The Heat and Robin Tunney in the Mentalist. No nonsense, heavily armed and comfortable in her own skin. But best of all, is her dad. OMG! I love Kate's dad. After all, who won't love a dad who's idea of a care package includes... whoops, spoiler alert. Sorry! Nick Fox is the charming scoundrel who uses his wits and brains to outsmart his opponents.  And who are his opponents? Everyone from those he has stolen from to the law enforcement who are trying to track him down. His plans are bold, daring and he has way too much fun planning and executing them. I saw Nick as a cross between Gary Grant in To Catch a Thief and Matt Bomer from White Collar.  Nick Fox has style to spare, prefers the Good Life and is always plotting 3 steps ahead. This was a fantastic first book in a new series and I can totally see this being made into a successful movie. Maybe that aspect comes from Lee Goldbert, as a television writer, I don't know.  All I can say is that this book totally did it for me.  Great action sequences, fantastic and exotic locales, an ass kicking female, the smooth criminal and plenty of sneaky sneaky going on. This was totally a 5 star read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not worth my time, effort, or money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My expectations may have been a little high, but I think this one is more like Evonovich -lite.
avidreader2HR More than 1 year ago
At first I had a hard time following the story. This book was okay but it was not as good as her number books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tried to develop a Stephanie Plum on steroids but falling way short.
Reader-I-Am More than 1 year ago
The story seemed very contrived. The characters are too one dimensional . I am an avid reader and like the Stephanie Plum series, but this book was just ok. I hope the next one fleshes out the main characters and the mystery holds one in some suspense otherwise I will not be reading any more .. I find this happens when good novelists feel they must collaborate with another writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know the books are more expensive when bought in the store. I will never pay this much for $23.47 for a book with these ratings. Wait for the yard sales. Sorry, but this way too expensive.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I skipped through most of this book. It was so boring
pat99 More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of Janet Evanovich, and I love her Stephanie Plum novels. So I was really happy to see that she was starting another series. The problem is that this was a completely linear novel and it was not well written. For instance, I don't remember the last time an author literally told me that a character was not who he seemed but was actually in disguise (almost in those exact words). I mean, usually the author can write so that the reader understands this "subtlety", right? In this book, plot points were not just "telegraphed", they were literally spelled out for the reader. It really had the feel of a couple of touches of Evanovich mixed in with someone else who at least needs a better editor (or a course in creative writing). I really don't know if I will buy any more Evanovich collaborations. Surely there must be great writers beating down her door to work with her. Why not go with one of them??