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The Job (Fox and O'Hare Series #3)

The Job (Fox and O'Hare Series #3)

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by Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg

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He’s a charming con man and she’s a dedicated FBI agent, and they’re about to drive each other crazy . . . again!
The FBI had one demand when they secretly teamed up Special Agent Kate O’Hare with charming con man Nicolas Fox—bring down the world’s most-wanted and



He’s a charming con man and she’s a dedicated FBI agent, and they’re about to drive each other crazy . . . again!
The FBI had one demand when they secretly teamed up Special Agent Kate O’Hare with charming con man Nicolas Fox—bring down the world’s most-wanted and untouchable felons. This time it’s the brutal leader of a global drug-smuggling empire.  The FBI doesn’t know what their target looks like, where he is, or how to find him, but Nick Fox has a few tricks up his sleeve to roust this particular Knipschildt chocolate–loving drug lord.
From the streets of Nashville to the back alleys of Lisbon, from the rooftops of Istanbul to the middle of the Thames, Nick and Kate chase their mark. When they find themselves pitted against a psychopathic bodyguard and a Portuguese enforcer who gets advice from a pickled head, they decide it’s time to enlist some special talent—talent like a machete-wielding Somali pirate, a self-absorbed actor, an Oscar-winning special effects artist, and Kate’s father Jake, a retired Special Forces operative. Together they could help make this Fox and O’Hare’s biggest win yet . . . if they survive.

Praise for The Job
“This suspense series continues to mix the humor from [Janet] Evanovich and [Lee] Goldberg’s books with the intricate cons seen in the best episodes of Mission: Impossible. The banter and thrills are nonstop, and readers will be anxious to see what happens next.”Library Journal
“Even if you can’t always tell the good guys from the bad guys, there’s no doubt who’ll come out on top when the Fox is in the hen house.”Kirkus Reviews

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Kirkus Reviews
An FBI agent leads a motley crew that includes her father into battle against a drug lord no one's ever seen.Kate O'Hare (The Chase, 2014, etc.) will do pretty much anything for the job, including donning a pushup bra to foil a couple of well-dressed bank robbers in Tarzana. So she doesn't blink when Nick Fox, nonpareil con man-turned-informer, suggests going after Lester Menendez, a Colombian thug who dropped out of sight—literally—after killing the team of surgeons who gave him a full-body makeover. No one still alive has ever seen Menendez's new look, so Fox and O'Hare can't go after him. Instead, they lure Menendez to them with a tale of a map that locates the wreck of the galleon Santa Isabel, lying on the ocean floor with tons of gold. Of course, it takes a village to create an illusion. They need carpenter Tom Underhill, designer of hyperupscale treehouses, to build a realistic treasure-hunting ship and big-rig aficionado Wilma "Willie" Owens to steer it. Since Willie doesn't look like any sailor Menendez is likely to have seen, talk show host Boyd Capwell plays Capt. Bridger, alleged pilot of the Seaquest, while Willie works her magic hidden below decks. Kate and Nick also recruit computer graphics whiz Rodney Smoot to design the photorealistic CGI environment that will convince Menendez he's looking at a billion dollars' worth of bullion. Last but not least, Jake O'Hare comes on board, if nothing else to make sure that no one messes with his little girl. Evanovich and Goldberg offer another wild ride. Even if you can't always tell the good guys from the bad guys, there's no doubt who'll come out on top when the Fox is in the hen house.
From the Publisher
“This suspense series continues to mix the humor from [Janet] Evanovich and [Lee] Goldberg’s books with the intricate cons seen in the best episodes of Mission: Impossible. The banter and thrills are nonstop, and readers will be anxious to see what happens next.”Library Journal
“Even if you can’t always tell the good guys from the bad guys, there’s no doubt who’ll come out on top when the Fox is in the hen house.”Kirkus Reviews
Library Journal
Never mind that FBI Agent Kate O'Hare despises con man Nicolas Fox. To catch some really big fish, her bosses have paired her with Fox—for the third time. The previous series titles, The Heist and The Chase, debuted high on major best sellers lists, and Pros and Cons, the ebook prequel to the series, has sold nearly 150,000 copies. This title will be introduced by the release of a new e-short (10/7/14) featuring Kate's father, a popular character in the series.

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Random House Publishing Group
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Fox and O'Hare Series , #3
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6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Fox and O’Hare series with co-author Lee Goldberg, 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.

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 Job: A Novel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
bmoruz More than 1 year ago
I love Janet Evanovich. Her books are entertaining, funny, and keep you turning the pages. I think this is the third book in the series of FBI agent Kate and con man Nick Fox. They make a great team. You won't be disappointed if you've read the other books.
Judy-Ree More than 1 year ago
I have been a huge Janet Evanovich fan from way back. It started with her Full Tilt series, and fully blossomed with the Stephanie Plum series. I have enjoyed the Alex Barnaby and Lizzie & Diesel series (a spin off of the Stephanie Plum Holiday stories). So it was a no brainer for me to pick up her new series Fox and O'Hare, a collaboration with Lee Goldberg. Thanks to Netgalley for helping my get my hands on these books early. This book continues the sharp humor, snappy comebacks and crazy situations that Evanovich is known for. Lee Goldberg, best known for his work as a writer on the tv show and book series Monk, brings much to the table. The collaboration between these two has created a world rich in character, elaborate schemes and chutzpah. There is a lot about this book to like. If you have read any Janet Evanovich before, you know that she has a soft spot for the slightly kooky grandmother figure. In this series we have O'Hare's ex-special forces father, Jake. He steals the scenes for me whenever he is in them. I have completely fallen in love with him.  “Besides, there’s nobody who is going to watch your back better than me. You know that.” “That’s why I’m here.”  “And that’s why I’m going to be there with you, wherever there is, any time you ask and as long as I’m able,” he said. “It’s what fathers do.”  “Most fathers don’t show up with hand grenades and bowie knives.”  “They should be ashamed of themselves,” Jake said. And Jake is just one of the group of interesting characters that make this such a good series.  If you like comedy mixed with your mystery, enjoy a daring bit of retribution or simply looking for a strong female action book, give this series a try. I think of it as a cross between Miss Congeniality, Leverage and White Collar. An all around 5 star read. 
RachelReader3 More than 1 year ago
Very cute book. I love the dynamic between the two main characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As with all of Janet Evanovich's books and series, this book is an fun, easy read. It keeps you entertained.
JJTFMS More than 1 year ago
Best Fox and O'Hare yet!
MEGolden19 More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review. The third installment of The Fox and O'Hare series is a good one. It's not as complicated as the first two, but it has a solid plot, reappearances of the same crazy team, leaves you hanging in a way that isn't annoying. I have read several reviews despairing over the "plot-driven" tendencies of this series. Isn't that the basis of a good story, though? Whacky characters and crazy antics can take you so far. Without a decent plot we're left with 350 pages of idiocy and lusting after two guys with very little actually occurring. Fox and O'Hare are the example that Stephanie Plum needs to follow- fewer shenanigans, more focus on busting bad guys.
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
The Job, is another fast paced action packed story, that is as exciting and funny as the previous books. The story travels from one part of the globe, to the next. The main goal is to bring down one of the world’s worst criminals. Nick puts together the perfect con; with the help of Kate, her father, and several other colorful characters they’ve collected along the way. The father/daughter relationship and banter between Kate and Jake is so funny, I love it! The only relationship I love more is between Nick and Kate, with all their pent up sexual frustration. I have been listening to this series and I have loved Scott Brick’s delivery and I hope he remains throughout the series. There is nothing else to say other than I loved it....Sara
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: The Job - Fox and O'Hare Novel 3 Author: Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg Published: 11-18-14 Publisher: Random House Publishing Group/Bantam Dell Pages: 305 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: International Crime; Women Sleuths ISBN: 9780345543127 ASIN: B00J6YA1YG Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley My Rating: 5 Stars . FBI Special Agent Kate O'Hare & former conman Nicholas Fox join together once more to flush out the brutal leader of a worldwide drug smuggling operation. The only problems are that they don't know what she looks like; where he is or where to find him. Other than that it should be a piece of cake. With Evanovich's and Goldberg's humorous style it is no surprise to find this new series combining their talents to create a group of quirky characters and dialog that will make you laugh as it draws you into the drama as it unfolds. Fox and O'Hare and their entourage continue to grow individually and as a cohesive group learning to depend on one another as they bring justice to those who believe they are above the law. Fast paced, suspenseful story that is peppered with humor. The Job will draw you in from the beginning to the very end. If you have never read any of the Fox and O'Hare books, then you are in for a treat. With an eclectic cast of characters, international intrigue and loads of action and drama how could I not give The Job a 5 out of 5 stars rating?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too predictable !
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BaronessBookTrove More than 1 year ago
Hi my loyal people. Here is a new book review brought to you by me! I finished another book but I am proud to say to all of you that the reason it took so long was for a good reason. As you can see I have changed my blog site from Blogger to WordPress which I am great to say is finally up and working. I hope that you all like it better now. Anyways back to the reason for this blog post! Nick Fox and Kate O’Hare are back with an awesome book. This on, in my opinion, is one of the best books with Nick and Kate in them. These two are like the most dynamic duo that I love to read and watch on the television in shows or in the movies. We have an FBI Agent who has to be teamed up with Nick Fox while letting everyone think that she is out looking for him, because she is the only one that can catch him, but in reality is working with him for the FBI. I mean it’s pretty awesome and something that you don’t get to see every day. Plus the two of them are hilarious together. I mean we have the humor of the two of them together plus the sexual frustration that they both give each other and it just makes it into an awesome book. So in this one Kate and Nick catch at least two baddies, well unintentionally, as the first one was trying to get Nick’s attention and not the FBI’s. I also love the fact that no matter what we always, mostly, see the same team members they hire to help with the cons along with having Kate’s dad. Though I am starting to think that maybe Kate’s dad and Nick have been talking to each other secretly since they almost always agree on everything. I am giving this book five butterflies rating since it’s soo funny and kept me guessing and the whole time I was working on my new blog site with my mom I couldn’t help but think “What is going on with Nick and Kate in this book?” Or my favorite “What type of con is Nick going to pull for this one”. I always end up thinking of these things whenever I read a Fox and O’Hare novel because of the fact that these two are so funny and so good at keeping me on my toes. And sometimes making me wonder if the con will actually work and that they will get the bad guy that they are after. Anyways until next time enjoy this book review brought to you by Baroness’ Book Trove. To read more book reviews like this one please go to my book review blog site @ baronessbooktrove. Thanks so much! You won't regret it!!!
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RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Marissa Book provided by NetGalley for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book I have to admit that I haven’t read the first two books in the series but I found it wasn’t necessary. Like with most series, it helps, but I wasn’t lost without them. I love Janet Evanovich books so even though I hadn’t read Lee Goldberg, I knew I was in for a fun ride. I thought Kate had a great outlook on life. She wants Nick but also knows a relationship would be a bad idea for monumental reasons. Like the fact that he’s a thief and her life is dedicated to putting men like him in prison. I liked that her go-to comfort clothes is her FBI windbreaker and her weapon of choice is an extending baton. Nick, of course, is the perfect foil to Kate. He is suave and cool under pressure, sort of Cary Grant-ish in To Catch a Thief. I loved his flirtatious teasing and the fact that he doesn’t give up on Kate. I’m sure they will end up together down the line but for now the teasing and the banter is much more fun than a relationship. The secondary characters are all just that – characters. I especially loved Willie and her penchant for driving anything she could, regardless of what she took down in the process. Right behind her is Boyd, who played the ship’s captain in their con game. Boyd is a method actor, creating back story and completely engrossing himself in the role. I do hope we get to meet these (and the other) characters in books down the line. I wholeheartedly recommend The Job. It has all the elements required – witty repartee, action, suspense, a cast of true characters and a budding romance. Favorite Quote: “And now I’m going back to my luxurious suite. I have big plans for the rest of the evening.” “That sounds promising,” Nick said. “What did you have in mind?” “Room service,” Kate said.
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Thomas13 More than 1 year ago
Another entertaining in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book
mktsmith More than 1 year ago
Just before starting this novel, I read the second book in the series, The Chase, so I thought I'd read the new one in the series. But even reading The Chase I noticed a somewhat adolescent writing style which is much more evident in The Job. I know the authors are experienced novelists so this just must be their style of writing. It's really not a style I enjoy for this type of novel. The plot seemed thinner and the book was shorter than the previous one too. I won't continue to read any new novels in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait till the next one comes out!!! Favorite author (:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun to read. Like everything that Evonovich writes!
majibookshelf More than 1 year ago
The third installment in this fantastic series! We again see Kate, FBI agent, and Nick, con man, working another con to bring another bad guy down. While I did not like this one as much as The Chase, it was still a fantastic and fun filled read. I mentioned in my previous review that series like this one usually follow the same formula for each book and that's why people get bored of them, however even with The Job, I still don't believe this applies to this series. In The Job, the target is a cartel drug lord who had complete plastic surgery and fled the country to live his life of riches and run his operation unknown, with no face to put on for any law organization.  There is a slight change in format in The Job and it is that we actually had two mysteries in one book. One is connected to the other but I personally thought we would be following the thief that was stealing from museums all over the world throughout the whole book, but that was just the beginning. I also really enjoyed Kate's journey through the different countries like Turkey, France, and Spain. Also, what I found interesting about this book is the target himself. He is obsessed with chocolate and only gets the finest most expensive ones. In one scene he was actually eating "truffles filled with champagne and flecked with twenty-four-karat gold flakes."  He goes on and says "It pleased him to know that he was so rich that he crapped gold." I burst out laughing at that.  I feel like I also need to dedicate a paragraph to Kate's dad. He was black ops but is now retired and lives with Kate's sister. I love how fatherly he is and some of the stories he mentions of presents he used to give to Kate when she was young like a hand grenade, etc, as well as all the training she did were hilarious. There was a scene where Jake asked her where her hand grenade he got her for christmas was and she offhandedly mentioned it's somewhere in her house.. like that is completely normal to the normal person. He is such a great dad and a kick butt member of Kate's con crew (he is always recruited by Nick in their cons). This is definitely another fantastic book by the authors and I can't wait to see where the fourth book takes us! 
DLRDR More than 1 year ago
Just received this book as a gift, so have not read it as of yet. Her books are always good for a laugh and enjoyable to read. We love her different series and make sure we get new ones as they are published.