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The Chase (Fox and O'Hare #2)

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  15,607 Ratings  ·  1,590 Reviews
Internationally renowned thief and con artist Nicolas Fox runs daring cons, now teams undercover for FBI with agent who caught him, Kate O'Hare. Together they catch the world’s most wanted—and untouchable—criminals, next Carter Grove, former White House chief of staff, now ruthless leader of BlackRhino private security for a rare Chinese rooster from the Smithsonian.
Hardcover, 303 pages
Published February 25th 2014 by Bantam
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Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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2.5 Stars

Kate O’Hare and Nick Fox are paired up once again for Book #2. This time, the duo needs to swap a forged national treasure, currently held in the Smithsonian, for the real deal which was stolen by Carter Grove, a former White House Chief of Staff turned thief.

But Kate and Nick can’t just let it go with the return of the stolen property. They aim to finally put Carter Grove behind bars. What better way to out crook a crook th
T's Book ~ Tanja
Feb 27, 2014 T's Book ~ Tanja rated it really liked it
I find myself unsure of how to rate/review this one. I like the entire premise of this new series, but it’s missing something. I mean, this really could be a great television show. Its ultra fast paced and the characters are snarky funny. I did suffer a bit from geographic schizophrenia though. They travel so much in this one book they earned platinum card status. There was just so much crammed in.

Kate and Nic make a great team and them working together is pure gold. But it really is lacking
Feb 26, 2014 Sonja rated it it was amazing
I loved this! It was so hilariously funny! Janet Evanovich always makes me laugh, and these two are quite a team! I had to read some parts aloud to my husband!

“You have a very overprotective father,” Nick said. “When you were a teenager, how did he greet your dates? With a flamethrower?”

“With a foot-long combat machete, just like the one he gave me for my twelfth birthday.”

“Every girl should have one,” Nick said.
Ash Wednesday
Feb 27, 2014 Ash Wednesday rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Readers on vacation with a screaming baby or parent close by in the pool
”Bing Crosby? Really?” Nick asked. “That’s who you see when you look at me?”
Gelman gestured at Nick’s reflection in the full-length mirror. “Who do you see? Pitbull? Jay-Z, maybe?”
“Do you even know who they are?”
“Just because I’ve had a hip replacement doesn’t mean I’m not hip.”

To be fair it wasn't everywhere. Mostly here and there.

I can’t really say I was disappointed with the second instalment in Kate and Nick’s infinite playlist of barely there sexual tension and lame capers… oka

4.5 stars

Looooooved it! This series is hilarious and so much fun.

Kate's dad is my absolute favorite character. I want one.

I also want Nick and Kate together so bad!

Carole (Carole's Random Life)
This review can be found at: Carole's Random Life

I received an advance reader edition of this book from Random House Publishing Group and Net Galley for the purpose of providing an honest review.

1.5 Stars

I must say that I am rather disappointed in this book. I have been a long time fan of Evanovich and have insisted that many of my friends and family read her books. These books have had a history of being easy to read with some laughs, colorful characters, and silly fun. Her books have suffered
Nicola Mansfield
Apr 21, 2014 Nicola Mansfield rated it really liked it
Thoroughly enjoyed this action-packed romantic suspense. I loved the first book, even though I've not read any of Evanovich's other books. The pairing with Goldberg is what first caught my attention and this book is even more non-stop action than the first. What I really liked was that the plot never seemed to end; there were a few objectives and as each was reached a new threat would develop and a new objective would ensue this made for a very fast paced-plot with no dull moments. I'm not norma ...more
I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

I'm so glad I received an advanced copy of this book, I was drawn in from page one and didn't want to put it down.

This story starts off with O'Hare and Fox on a case to replace a fake bronze rooster with the real one that was stolen from the Smithsonian years ago. The Chinese officials want it back in China in two weeks and if they find out the one in the Smithsonian is a fake it would cause some major trouble between the two cou
Deborah Vespo
Mar 18, 2014 Deborah Vespo rated it it was amazing
LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! I had a very hard time putting it down. It's fast paced, action packed, humorous, and written by two people who no how to entertain a reader. Love the dynamics that take place between the hero and heroine, Nick and Kate. I also love how once again Janet supplies us with other very likable characters that add so much to the story - Kate's father, a retiree that is always looking for more adventures in his life and willing to live vicariously through his FBI agent daughter and ...more
Sharon Redfern
Mar 03, 2014 Sharon Redfern rated it really liked it
I am really enjoying this series. FBI Agent Kate O'Hare and her partner Nick Fox have to steal a famous Chinese sculpture and switch it for a fake one that is going back to China from the Smithsonian. Kate has been chasing Nick for years as he is a famous thief. After their last adventure, they have become partners (reluctantly on Kate's part)and are used to work cases that are outside the normal boundaries of the FBI.

As in the first book, co-written by Evanovich & Goldberg, this book is a g
This one starts out with a blast, literally, a bomb has gone off and its sets off the alarms of every bank around. So, what’s going on? Some crafty thief has planned the perfect distraction to a heist. Nicolas Fox is a master thief and he almost gets away, except FBI agent Kate O’Hare recognizes him in his faux police uniform and points her gun at him…he winks and drives away. And so begins the tongue in cheek banter and antics of this unlikely pair as they attempt to steal back a valuable piece ...more
Jan 10, 2016 Donna rated it liked it
Shelves: crime-mystery
This was a solid 3 stars for me. I liked the first one in this series better than this one. The female MC was a more consistent character. I didn't get the dual vibe this one she was less bimbo-esque and more FBI agent.

I liked the characters more here and overall, I liked the story. But I had one problem that I couldn't overlook. So many elements were so improbable. Drones, weapons of every kind, mercenaries, thieves, flights available at the drop of a dime, and a whole lot of other
Aug 18, 2014 Skip rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller, humor
FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare continues her partnership with master thief, Nick Fox, who is now working to bring other criminals to justice. Their main target is ex-White House chief of staff and now head of a massive private security company, Carter Grove. Turns out he has illegally acquired a collection of stolen fine art, including a priceless Chinese relic from the Smithsonian that is to be returned as part of better U.S. international relations. Fox and O'Hare run a decent, and then have to ...more
Feb 26, 2014 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Chase by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg is a 2014 Bantam publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Nick Fox is a crafty thief with expert skills and this gets him a free pass to help the FBI bring down a criminal ring that includes none other than Carter Grove , the former White House Chief of Staff. When a priceless Chinese artifact is stolen from the Smithsonian, Special Agent Kate O'Hare gets teamed up with the infam
Sherry Fundin
Jan 15, 2015 Sherry Fundin rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, fiction, crime
I have read many books by Janet Evanovich, but this is my first foray into the Fox and O’Hare series with Lee Goldberg.

I love mysteries/suspense/thrillers, so this action packed, roller coaster ride is right up my alley and did not disappoint. There is danger and laughter that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.

FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare is a true patriot. She believes in apple pie and the U S of A. She has spent five years of her life chasing Nicholas Fox. When she
Jul 24, 2015 Sam rated it liked it
Such a fun read! Nick & Kate are great together and I enjoyed the appearances of favourite characters from the last book. The mystery/heists were interesting, I wonder what they will come up with next.

I think I've found my new Stephanie Plum books if Evanovich ever decides to finish that series. This series is definitely worth a read if you love the Plum series.
Jun 01, 2016 Mike rated it liked it
The Chase continues the adventures of Kate and Nick as they go after a former White House chief of staff. My thoughts on this book largely remain the same as the first one. It's a cute action packed adventure full of dad jokes and amusing banter that gets brought down by a relatively uninteresting plot and flat character interactions.

While the first book took a long time to develop - this one got right into "the chase" fairly quickly. Unfortunately, this came at the expense of character develop
Apr 06, 2014 Xenos rated it really liked it
So I'm halfway through "The Chase" by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg when it hits me...This book series (which could easily be turned into a television series) is a modern day "Remington Steele" (minus the movie references)! You know...the freakin' awesome 1980s detective comedy series starring the sexy-as-sin Pierce Brosnan *grrrrrrr* as thief/con artist turned good guy detective Remington Steele and the wonderful Stephanie Zimbalist as straight-laced private investigator Laura Holt. Only in ...more
Iris Blobel
Apr 04, 2014 Iris Blobel rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.

Phew - what a ride!

It's been a long since I read a book within such a short time. This is exactly what I call a page turner.

Fox and O'Hare couldn't be more different, Fox a thief on the most wanted list and O'Hare an FBI agent, but together they're a great team!

The book starts with them recovering a bronze rooster which was stolen from the Smithsonian years ago. But it's not only the rooster they find, but so much more.

And so begins story that takes them to China, Scotland and Canada,
Mar 11, 2014 Bobbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved, loved this book. I so enjoyed the characters that Janet Evonovich and Lee Goldberg have created with this series. I must say, I have LISTENED to both books on Audible and thoroughly enjoy listening to Scott Brick read these. These are light hearted capers that are perfect when driving on a long trip as I was doing, or even just taking a walk. This time Nick and Kate are involved in a con regarding antique art works, and their chemistry just works. Thanks for a great read/listen

To truly un
Mar 07, 2014 Jessica rated it it was ok
As much as in loved other books written by Janet, I found that the Fox and O’Hare series disappointing. The second book The Chase was lacking with no sexual tension, not progress from the last book and I found myself rolling my eyes every time I read another dad joke. I love dad jokes just as much as the next person but I was over it after the first one. I just one more from the characters and I am not getting it. The Chase missed the mark. Two Stars.
May 05, 2016 RebeccaS rated it really liked it
This is such a fun series and an easy read. Lots of action and interesting (and actually funny) characters in Nick and Kate. This series is less silly than Janet's other series and I appreciate it (though I love them all). I'm glad Kate has stopped pretending she hates Nick so very much and can actually get along with him and even enjoys her time with him. I'm sure it's a budding romance, but I appreciate that it was a sudden shift from hate to love. I love reading about the elaborate cons they ...more
Feb 24, 2014 Amy rated it really liked it
I've recently been binge watching the tv show Leverage. I can see similarities from the show in The Heist and The Chase. Perhaps that is why I'm enjoying them so much?
Dec 06, 2014 Dawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good book

Another solid book. I really enjoyed this book. It's a fun story. This is a great series that keeps you on your toes. Now onto the next!
Jul 22, 2014 Marla rated it liked it
I liked this one better than the first. It had multiple cons and brought in both new and familiar people. There was also a character named Julian Starke, that when I first happened to glance over the name read it as Julian Sark. heehee, made me giggle, though the character was nothing like Sark. I still don't care for the fact that they constantly throw in our faces that Fox and O'Hara are attracted to each other, but are on opposite sides of the law. Whatever, we get it and we don't care, move ...more
ARe Cafe
Mar 18, 2014 ARe Cafe rated it really liked it
Shelves: kats-picks
Kat's staff pick for the week of 3/17/14.

The Chase is the first in the Nick Fox/Kate O'Hare series I've read. There is a book ahead of this one, but I did not feel lost reading the second installment. The story moves quickly and you get to know the main players and all their quirks and talents (all of which would make for an explosive John Woo film).

O'Hare is an FBI agent pulled away occasionally for special assignments with Nick Fox, a career criminal allowed loose by the FBI by virtue of his
Lori L (She Treads Softly)
Mar 01, 2014 Lori L (She Treads Softly) rated it really liked it
The Chase by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg is a highly recommended fast paced thriller that features an abundance of personality conflicts between mismatched cohorts Kate O’Hare and Nicolas Fox.

In The Chase FBI Special Agent and ex-Special forces Kate O’Hare thief and con artist Nicolas Fox are back for the second novel in the Fox and O'Hare series by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg.

Fox is now working undercover with the FBI, specifically O'Hare, to help catch the most wanted criminals or do
Michael crage
Aug 06, 2016 Michael crage rated it it was amazing
this book was lots of fun to read. It is (with plenty of subplots) about FBI agent Kate O'Hare and her partner con artist Nicholas Fox. They are after an untouchable crook, one who was previously the White House chief of staff and at the time of the book is the leader of a major security firm that performs of-the-record actions for high-up members of the government that the government could not dare to do for itself. If you are interested in what I mean, read the book.
Angie Elle
Nov 12, 2014 Angie Elle rated it really liked it
Thank you to RANDOM HOUSE and Netgalley for providing a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

3.75 stars

In The Chase, FBI agent Kate O’Hare continues her reluctant ‘relationship’ with super-sleuth Nick Fox as the two embark on a brand new escapade.

This book starts off by tossing the reader right into the thick of things, and it doesn’t let up. The pacing in this one was perfect; there was plenty of action and humor to keep me glued to the pages. If you don’t take these books
May 31, 2014 Wendy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
If I want a good laugh I always pick up the latest Stephanie Plum book by Janet Evanovich. I have never read a book by the author Lee Goldberg but I think I may try reading one of his stand alone books. Evanovich and Goldberg make a good writing team. So far this is a simple and entertaining series that is fast and easy to read. Now that I've read the first two books in this series I'm sure I'll stay with it and read the third one when it comes out.
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“We want you to break into the Smithsonian."

"Always a pleasure," Nick said.

Kate raised an eyebrow at Nick. "You've done it before?"

Nick shrugged. "Nobody goes to D.C. without visiting the Smithsonian."

"Most people go when it's open."

"I don't like crowds.”
“Kate knocked on his door and sucked in some air when he opened the door fresh from a shower. His hair was wet and he had a towel wrapped low on his hips.

"Jeez," Kate said, staring at the towel, her mind running amuck over what the towel was hiding, unable to drag her eyes to Nick's face.

"Is that a good jeez or a bad jeez?"

"It's just jeez. Don't you have a robe?"

"The room didn't come with a robe."

"Okay, so that's why you're wearing the towel. I can see that. Makes perfect sense."

A smile twitched at the corners of Nick's mouth. "Is there something I can do for you?"

"No! Gosh. Absolutely not." Kate stared at the towel. She was pretty sure she saw it move.

Nick tightened his grip on the towel. "Kate?"


"You're staring."

"I know. I can't help myself."

"Cute," Nick said.

Kate squinched her eyes shut and wrinkled her nose. "Ugh! I hate being cute."

"Cute is good."

"It's not. I'm an FBI agent. There's no cute in the FBI. Cute is goofy."

"I'd grab you and kiss you, but I'd lose my towel, and I'm afraid you'd faint at the sight of me naked."

"I think I could handle it."

Nick dropped his towel”
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