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Publisher's Summary

From Janet Evanovich, number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, and Lee Goldberg, best-selling author and television writer for Monk, comes the first adventure in an electrifying new 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.

©2013 The Gus Group, LLC (P)2013 Headline Digital

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  • Mari
  • Erskineville, Australia
  • 12-10-2015

Enjoyable Romp

This was a very enjoyable story. Yes, the story is totally unrealistic but the characters are good and overall the novel is FUN. I hope the same 'team' are part of the next chapter in this series.

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Loved it!!

Loved it.. I have the paperback copy but never have time to read... I was able to listen and laugh while working or driving.. Great story... always love Janet's work

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  • Jessie
  • 13-09-2013

Thoroughly enjoyable!

What did you love best about The Heist?

Imaginative, adventurous plot and hilarious, likeable characters.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes! Lots of twists & turns & genuine interest in the characters and their fate!

Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Nope - but I would in future.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed!

Any additional comments?

Funny, engaging, with a bellyfull of plot twists! A fast-paced, witty listen. Highly recommended!

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  • Mrs
  • 03-12-2013

Entertaining Read

What made the experience of listening to The Heist the most enjoyable?

The concept of the characters is very good and the scenarios of the heists are really creative.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Nicolas Fox, he is a very likeable character and the con's he puts together are very inventive. I also love Kate's Dad the way he can get anyone in any part of the world to storm into countries with him. Reminds me of the old Arnie / Stallone characters.

Any additional comments?

I definitely missed Lorelei King narrating the book. She has done an amazing job with the Stephanie Plum novels and gives a distinct voice to every character. It just brings the whole story to life. Whereas Scott Brick is OK but he is one of those narrators which gives a slight lilt to his voice for different characters. All in all it was good but just fell short of being excellent.

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  • S. Murdoch
  • 10-05-2018

Chick flick version of a cop thing. gave up.

chick flick cringing girly cop. gave up. like a teenage girls version of a detective novel.

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  • Ben Richards
  • 13-06-2017

The Heist audiobook

Really good book, very enjoyable,and thoroughly enjoyed listening to it. Characters were well written as is normal with Janet Evanovich books, but very different style to Plum novels

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  • Leycesteria, Surrey
  • 15-01-2015

Very entertaining

The narration was very good - the characters were interesting - I loved the play acting. There was a certain measure of suspension of disbelief - but that's a small price to pay for being so well entertained.

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  • ssbsts23
  • 02-12-2014

Love at first Heist

If you could sum up The Heist in three words, what would they be?

beautiful sexual tension

Who was your favorite character and why?

Nick and Kate, due to the way that they interact with each other, the tension between them is unreal

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

the way that he captured the feeling of all the characters

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the moment between the two leads at the end of the book, had me in stitches

Any additional comments?

a great read, well worth your time, the story is fun athe characters are great and the chemistry between the leads is brilliant

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  • Gail
  • 06-11-2014

entertaining romp

If you could sum up The Heist in three words, what would they be?

Entertaining, adventure and humour

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Heist?

Too many to list here. Laughed out loud moments, tense suprised moments and strong characters

Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances? How does this one compare?

He always gives a good performance

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  • mollyeyre
  • 23-10-2014

Took a little getting into!

I pushed this book aside on the first occasion I tried to read it as it seemed so daft - Disappointed because I enjoy the Stephanie Plum books,
I thought I would give it a second go and I am really glad I did - it was well put together, and very amusing in places. The relationship between the FBI agent and the fraudster had a lot of tricky moments, and it had a decent plot and a good level of intrigue; I reckon this is likely to be the start of a new series, and I look forward to trying another.

Anyway - go for it, it is a jolly good fun read.

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  • elizabeth
  • 09-10-2013

Were we robbed?

Would you consider the audio edition of The Heist to be better than the print version?

Yes, I am enjoying been read to. I may well have passed this over all together if I'd have been going to read it. I have read all of Janet Evanovitch's work and am tired of the format now, so I . Then I thought maybe Lee Goldberg will inject some new exciting content.

What other book might you compare The Heist to, and why?

All of Evanovitchs other works

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  • Carla
  • 13-08-2013

Rip-roaring romp

Would you consider the audio edition of The Heist to be better than the print version?

I can't say as I have not read the print version.

What other book might you compare The Heist to, and why?

Very similar to the Stephanie Plum series

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

Very good reading and no silly accents.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but not feasible. It only took me a few days though.

Any additional comments?

I will read the next one when available.

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  • Catherine
  • 04-08-2013

Not Stephanie Plum...

What did you like most about The Heist?

...but once I got over this and through the first couple of scene-setting chapters, this settled into an enjoyable adventure. The characters were quirky and likeable and there were enough twists to hold interest to the end even though there was little doubt as what the resolution would be. Hopefully the start of a series.

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

Scott Brick has read hundreds of audiobooks, though mainly in the US. His performance is faultless, although I was initially thrown having just assumed Lorelei King would be reading, as with all the other Evanovich"s.