- File Size: 1616 KB
- Print Length: 30 pages
- Publisher: Bantam (October 7, 2014)
- Publication Date: October 7, 2014
- Sold by: Random House LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00NDTUAB4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,093 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Shell Game: A Fox and O'Hare Short Story (Kindle Single) (Fox and O'Hare series) Kindle Edition
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It does it's job splendidly.
The Shell Game has the same witty tone as the other books, if it's a little light on the heist side of things (which as anyone who's read my reviews of heist books would know is my favorite part). That's not to say there isn't a heist running through the whole story, there just isn't enough time in this short story to fully flesh it out like it's done in the full novels. The aim of The Shell Game is to give readers something we never knew we needed before now, the story behind how Kate and Nick met.
I loved getting to see more of Kate and Nick, this story provided good incite into why they are so drawn to each other and the drive behind each one. The ending was particularly good for many reasons, leaving me with a giddy smile plastered on my face.
As a side note, I hope that a few of the characters who were introduced in this short story make an appearance in The Job, they were interesting and I'd love to see more of them.
Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg kept me laughing through the story and by the end the only thing I regretted was that it wasn't longer. The Shell Game is a great piece to introduce new readers to the Fox and O'Hare series and a must read for fans who are already in love with it.
Kate O'Hare is a newly minted Special Agent stuck in her cubicle doing background checks. Nicolas Fox is in the middle of his latest con> the theft of a fifty million dollar Collection of Peruvian an tiquities.
The pair collide when O'Hare is assigned to work with the security team guarding the treasure. She meets the boss of Intertect, John Drake, who's in charge of the transfer of the treasure.
Of course we know Drake is Fox(no one has ever seen him or are even sure he's more than an urban legend).
I've become a fan of the Fox and O'Hare series. Long a fan of goldberg's writing, I'd never read Evanovich before. That will change.
five stars no question.
Just like the books, this is well written, great back and forth dialogue. With each trying to out maneuver the other.
If your new to the Fox and O'Hare series, this is great way to start off before reading the series. For those who've been reading the series. This gives us glimpse on why Kate O'Hare was always so determined to track down Nick Fox.
I highly recommend this book and the Fox and O'Hare series. Will not be disappointed.
We get a glimpse of what is to come in the Fox and O'Hare novels as we meet Kate O'Hare, who is described as a mixture of the girl next door and a junk yard dog, and the urbane Nicolas Fox, an international con man. Kate differs from the main character of many of the Evanovich novels, Stephanie Plum, because she kicks ass. Her first instinct is to punch you in the nose rather than rely on reinforcements like Stephanie Plum would.
And though this was a short story, it felt dense with excitement, humor, similes (mostly quite funny and tongue-in-cheek), and obviously fun flirtations.
Also, despite being short, multiple scene and point of view shifts were used and handled smoothly and effectively.
Best of all, the two main characters promised to be as much fun as Stephanie and Morelli.
For me, that's huge!
Now I have two super fun series to enjoy from this incredible writer.
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I do enjoy books with a lighter touch and they don’t necessarily need to be filled with death and copious amounts of gun-play and mayhem. Not always granted – but on occasions I do like to read about characters who would be engaging enough to have a drink with in a bar, rather than be crossing over to the other side of the street to avoid them. I must be getting soft in my old age!
There’s an interesting dynamic developing between both main combatants that is fun to observe. O’Hare and Fox are both competitive and intent on having the final say, add in a spark of attraction and the chemistry becomes more volatile.
Here we have the odd-couple purportedly working on the same team as Fox brazenly works with O’Hare while all the time plotting to steal some priceless artefacts. Thirty pages on…. one of them definitely has the upper hand for now. Roll on The Heist!
So another amusing diversion for an hour or so, but just as importantly it keeps the scoreboard ticking over, towards the year-end target of 120!
4 from 5
Acquired recently on Amazon Kindle.
But I'd never picked up an o'hare & Fox story.
So for a taster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Just as the shell game Blink n it's all over lol
Has left me wanting more
Janet 🙌🙈😂 well done