The Scam Book Review

The Scam Book Review

Title: The Scam: A Fox and O’Hare Novel
Author: Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg
Published: 2015, Bantam
No. of Pages: 304
Cover Price: $28.00 Hardcover, $13.99 Kindle

The Scam is the fourth installment in the Fox and O’Hare series co-written by bestselling authors Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. Nick Fox is a con-man who is using his expertise, experience, and con-man mindset to help Kate O’Hare, who is FBI, capture criminals. In this case, Evan Trace runs a money laundering operation through his casinos, and Nick & Kate, have been assigned to shut him down. Of course Nick finds ways to obtain several million dollars from a known scam artist who falls for one of his own scams, and together they enter the dangerous world of high-rollers.

There are twists and turns throughout, and both Nick and Kate are put in grave danger. Kate’s father also enters the scene; he’s retired military and loves to help his daughter. Unfortunately, he believes that a rocket launcher will solve everything, so Kate and Nick have to be on their toes to thwart any unnecessary actions.

Although the story is quite implausible, as well as irreverent, and a bit facetious, the book is difficult to put down. The main characters are quite well-developed and definitely likeable. There is chemistry going on between Nick and Kate, but Kate, in the interest of being a true professional, does her best to quash any temptation.

The novel is light, humorous, and fast moving. Both authors have won numerous awards for previous novels, and The Scam is well-written, easy to follow, entertaining, and fun. This novel is not destined to be a classic, but is worth reading nonetheless.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying an advance review copy of this book.

This book may be purchased at Amazon:
The Scam: A Fox and O'Hare Novel, Hardcover
The Scam: A Fox and O'Hare Novel, Kindle

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