The Heist

The Heist

A Novel

Large Print - 2013 | 1st large print ed. --
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From Janet Evanovich, #1 bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, and Lee Goldberg, bestselling author and television writer for Monk, comes the first adventure in an electrifying 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.

Praise for The Heist

" The Heist is the perfect title to carry on a trip to the beach. The laugh out loud humor that readers expect from Evanovich is in full force, and Goldberg's crafty and elaborate writing is prominent. . . . Everyone will be eager for the next book in the series." --Associated Press

"The action is fast-paced and the writing is first-rate, making The Heist an excellent choice for vacation reading." --Huntington News

The hardcover edition of The Heist contains stickers--"I 'Heart' Plum" and "The Con Is On"--and a sneak peek from the next Stephanie Plum novel!

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, c2013.
Edition: 1st large print ed. --
ISBN: 9780385363181
Characteristics: 369 p.
Additional Contributors: Goldberg, Lee 1962-


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SPPL_Anna Mar 13, 2018

I am not the ideal audience for this book, but I had to read it for my Readers’ Advisory class. And I could not stand it.

Dec 10, 2016

A quick read. This has adventure and fun characters. This is the first book in a series.

Aug 17, 2016

Gotta love a tale about a great con (remember the Paul Neuman/Robert Redford movie The Sting?).

"The Heist" is full of memorable characters and interesting situations. What a fun read. I got the feeling that Evanovich and Goldberg enjoyed writing it as much as I did reading it.

What a fun read: well written with engaging characters and plenty of action.

A by-the-books female FBI agent and a marvelously outrageous bad boy crook.

Aug 01, 2016

Gotta love a tale about a great con (remember the Paul Neuman/Robert Redford movie The Sting?).

"The Heist" is full of memorable characters and interesting situations. What a fun read. I got the feeling that Evanovich and Goldberg enjoyed writing it as much as I did reading it.

LoganLib_Aavishka Jun 04, 2016

Simple but funny. Was a pleasure to read. Eager to read the next one in the series.

Oct 17, 2015

Love the series! Lots of fun with quirky characters and plot twists. Don't miss it!

May 20, 2014

This book is fun to try and decide which author worked on which part. Evanovich has a really distinctive voice, but when it comes to men… well she’d rather undress them than get inside their heads, so that’s where Goldberg comes in. This book was really fun. Sexy without any sex scenes. Full of action and surprises. The plot twist is right near the beginning of the book, but it’s worth it. Such a fun story to read. Can’t wait until I get the second in the series from the waiting list at the library!

Feb 23, 2014

An easy, fun read. A very good start for her new series. Looking forward to the next one - "The Chase"

Feb 22, 2014

A great book and more exciting than the usual Janet Evanovich book's. Looking forward to more.

Alex876 Dec 28, 2013

Nice story!!! Can't wait for the next one!!!

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Aug 01, 2016

"He was a chubby, bottom-heavy guy who looked like a turnip that some bored wizard had tapped with a magic wand and turned into a fifty-five-year-old bureaucrat."

Jul 02, 2013

"You'd do that for me?" "You're my daughter, aren't you?" Kate smiled. Sure, he'd missed a lot of Chistmases and birthdays during her childhood, but not many fathers could be counted on to mount a prison break.

Jul 02, 2013

"I'll keep that in mind. What's the dress code tonight?"
"Missouri black tie," Nick said. "No shirt, no shoes, no service."

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May 20, 2014

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Aug 09, 2013

FBI Special Agent Kate O'Hare follows in the footsteps of her dad putting her military background to use for the good of her country. For the last five years she had doggedly pursued Nick Fox, a sexy international crook and con man who takes delight in her fierce attention and leaves Toblerones on her pillow.

His capture and her celebration are short-lived when Nick escapes custody and Kate is pulled from the case. Kate is furious. She locates Nick on the Greek island of Athos, which has forbidden any female presence for the past thousand years. With the aid of her father Kate takes a 'vacation', masquerades as a male, and parachutes under the cover of night to seek her target.

She finds Nick hiding in a centuries old stone and earthen hut built in the mouth of a cave in the company of two men; Agent in Charge Carl Jessup, her boss and Fletcher Bolton, deputy director of the FBI. In the clandestine meeting, Nick has agreed to work off the grid for the FBI. His job is to con one of the bigger cons and return over five hundred million dollars to the US. Her job is to make sure he does.


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