Review: Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg "The Chase"


Publisher: Bantam Books

ISBN:  9780345543080

My Rating: 4.5/5

Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, New York Times bestselling authors of The Heist, return in this action-packed, exciting adventure featuring master con artist Nicolas Fox and die-hard FBI agent Kate O’Hare. And this time around, things go from hot to nuclear when government secrets are on the line. Internationally renowned thief and con artist Nicolas Fox is famous for running elaborate and daring scams. His greatest con of all: convincing the FBI to team him up with the only person who has ever caught him, and the only woman to ever capture his attention, Special Agent Kate O’Hare. Together they’ll go undercover to swindle and catch the world’s most wanted—and untouchable—criminals. Their newest target is Carter Grove, a former White House chief of staff and the ruthless leader of a private security agency. Grove has stolen a rare Chinese artefact from the Smithsonian, a crime that will torpedo U.S. relations with China if it ever becomes public. Nick and Kate must work under the radar—and against the clock—to devise a plan to steal the piece back. Confronting Grove’s elite assassins, Nick and Kate rely on the skills f their ragtag crew, including a flamboyant actor, a Geek Squad techie, and a band of AARP-card-carrying mercenaries led by none other than Kate’s dad. A daring heist and a deadly chase lead Nick and Kate from Washington, D.C., to Shanghai, from the highlands of Scotland to the underbelly of Montreal. But it’ll take more than death threats, trained henchmen, sleepless nights, and the fate of a dynasty’s priceless heirloom to outsmart Fox and O’Hare. From the Hardcover edition
My thoughts
Phew - what a ride!
It's been a long since I read a book within such a short time. This is exactly what I call a page turner.
Fox and O'Hare couldn't be more different, Fox a thief on the most wanted list and O'Hare an FBI agent, but together they're a great team!
The book starts with them recovering a bronze rooster which was stolen from the Smithsonian years ago. But it's not only the rooster they find, but so much more.
And so begins story that takes them to China, Scotland and Canada, which ends in a big bang. Literally!
It's another great book, I loved every page!


  1. Good to know! I enjoy her 'Plum" series and the "Diesel" books.I have only read one of her romances and it was pretty lame. I saw an interview with her on this.I will definitely add this to my tbr list.

    1. Thanks Tonette. I love the Plum series, didn't really get into the Diesel ones, but I'm really enjoying these ones. I sincerely hope there'll be more!

  2. Diesel started out in "Between the number" books with Stephanie.They are short; you will love them.The ones with Stephanie are holiday-themed and laugh-out-loud funny. I will grab these adventures soon on your recommendation.Thanks.

  3. I'm so glad you loved the book and shared your review!