Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Pursuit by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg on CD

The Pursuit
by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, audiobook narrated by Scott Brick [Compact Disc Evanovich]

This latest entry in the O’Hare & Fox series by the writing team of Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, picks up right where the previous book, The Scam, left off — with con artist extraordinaire Nick Fox having been kidnapped at gunpoint from the romantic Hawaiian hideaway where he and FBI agent Kate O’Hare were planning a romantic tryst (the culmination of their relationship, which had been percolating for the past four books in the series. The Pursuit has Kate tracking and preparing to rescue Nick from the clutches of an international criminal who needed Nick’s expertise. Only, rescuing Nick isn’t really an issue — it’s what they have to do after springing him free that gets complicated, as they have to go back undercover with the same deadly criminal, to try to foil his planned biological attack on an American city.

Unlike the earlier volumes in the O’Hare & Fox series, in which there was some mild personal danger for the characters to contend with, this volume in series finally made it feel like there were truly big stakes involved in the undercover scam that Kate and Nick are trying to pull off. I appreciate the racheting up of the tension and stakes this time around. As always, the dialog is snappy, the characters are fun, and it was great to see Nick and Kate finally “get together” beyond their usual banter. I listen to this series as an audiobook series, with narration by Scott Brick — who does a marvelous job on the books-on-cd.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the other books in th O’Hare & Fox seres, also by Evanovich and Goldberg.]

[ official Lee Goldberg web site ] | [ official Janet Evanovich web site ]

Recommended by Scott C.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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