Snappy and full of spunk, The Heist fulfilled my requirements for an action / chick-lit type book that was a quick and easy read.
Deviating slightly from Janet Evanovich’s normal pattern, The Heist reminded me of Ocean’s Eleven (a movie that I love) – with less characters and one of them being a lady FBI agent (Kate). I suspect it was Lee Goldberg who added the new elements to Janet’s sometimes tired/repetitive style and I loved it.
Kate O’Hare, Special Agent, lives to track down Nick Fox, a con-man who has out-foxed her a number of times. After Kate finally snares her man, the tables are turned as Nick convinces her superiors to let him work for them. Kate is landed with a new partner and a mission – to take down a swindling investment banker. It’s a Big Adventure, that’s for sure.
I really enjoyed this one. Yes, it was bit predictable at times. (I love predictability, but I know that I am in a minority on that one). No, it was not in any way an intellectual read. I loved Kate, Nick, and crew, though you don’t really get to know any of them very well – it’s all surface stuff. I loved the bold stunts and hijinks they got into, and the sexual tension between Nick and Kate. This book fit my expectations like a glove!
I’ll give it a 4 / 5.