The third book by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, The Job continues the tales of con-man Nicholas Fox and FBI agent Kate O’Hare as they take on the world’s most-wanted and untouchable felons.
This time the two are taking on Violante, the head of a global drug-smuggling empire. Working outside the law to take down a criminal, Kate and Nick must pull off a spectacular heist to take down Violante. Enlisting Willie (their crazy dare-devil driver), Boyd (an actor who takes his roles very seriously), Tom (special effects carpenter), Billy Dee (retired Somali pirate) and Jake (Kate’s father and retired Special Forces).
As with pretty much all of Janet Evanovich’s books, this one doesn’t deviate from her format (even with Goldberg helping out). Always the quirky characters, always the romantic/sexual tension that never seems to really resolve (and I don’t anticipate it will anytime soon). Although Kate is a strong female character, none of the characters really grow or learn in these books. However, I admittedly pick these types of books up for one reason: fluffy chick-lit that I don’t have to think about. As entertainment goes, this is the equivalent of my silly TV series. Dependable, witty enough to keep me interested as a whole, and early enough in the series that the character tropes aren’t yet too stale. Perfect!
4/5 for it’s class.