The Scam

by Janet Evanovich , Lee Goldberg 

From the Publisher: Nicolas Fox is a charming con man and master thief on the run. Kate O’Hare is the FBI agent who is hot on his trail. At least that’s what everyone thinks. In reality, Fox and O’Hare are secretly working together to bring down super-criminals the law can’t touch. Criminals like brutal casino magnate Evan Trace.

Evan Trace is running a money-laundering operation through his casino in Macau. Some of his best customers are mobsters, dictators, and global terrorists. Nick and Kate will have to go deep undercover as high-stakes gamblers, wagering millions of dollars—and their lives—in an attempt to topple Trace’s empire.

It’s a scam that will take Fox and O’Hare from the Las Vegas strip, to the sun-soaked beaches of Oahu’s North Shore, and into the dark back alleys of Macau. Their only backup—a self-absorbed actor, a Somali pirate, and Kate’s father, and an ex-soldier who believes a rocket launcher is the best way to solve every problem. What could possibly go wrong?

My Review: 4 Stars

This is the fourth book in the Fox and O’Hare series which focuses on FBI agent Kate O’Hare and criminal Nick Fox who was released from prison in exchange for helping the FBI. Each book in this series seems to get better and better. Their relationship, which Kate says she wants to keep professional, is teetering closer and closer to the edge, with Nick becoming more open in his pursuit.

In this book Kate and Nick are supposed to trap and arrest a criminal casino owner who uses his casinos to launder money. All the usual crew of misfits, including Kate’s dad, come together to pull off the biggest scam yet and hopefully wipe out not just one but two bad guys. This story takes place in Hawaii, Macau and LasVegas with lots of luxury travel along the way.

I love this series. It has great chemistry, lots of action, a charming hero, and a woman who totally kicks butt and is proud of it. All the quirky secondary characters just make the story even more interesting. Just when I got happy about the ending, however, the authors threw in a bit of a curve ball. The next book better come out soon!!