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The Chase

(Fox and O'Hare #2)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  27,723 ratings  ·  2,157 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. ...more
Hardcover, 303 pages
Published February 25th 2014 by Bantam
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Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
”If you can’t fool yourself,” he said, “how can you expect to fool anybody else?”

This was such a fun read! =))
I’ve always loved Janet Evanovich’s books and this one certainly gave me everything I craved for. Lee Goldberg and Janet once again didn’t just manage to keep me thoroughly entertained but also caused me to laugh out loud. XD In short: They did an amazing job! ;-P

Kate O’Hare and Nicolas Fox are just too much fun and if I’m entirely honest I really want them to get it on!!! *lol*Unfortuna
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
Tanja ~ KT Book Reviews
Feb 24, 2014 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
Jul 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: mysteries, 2019-goal

These books are so much fun that I have no trouble ignoring the holes in the suspension of disbelief bridge big enough to drive Willy’s semi truck through. Why? Because they are pure escapist material and sometimes that’s the best kind of book.

This installment focuses on art heists, greed and robbing from the bad guy. My only trouble is that it was more of a string of heists tied together by seriously over-the-top action scenes rather than a story that moves the characters forward in any way
Feb 19, 2014 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.
Pierre Tassé
Oct 13, 2021 rated it liked it
Interesting but I did skip #1 the caper and #1 but read the first two (Shell game and Pros and Cons). Let me tell you that you need to read one of the two that I missed reading to get an idea of what is going on. A fun read with no actual reality attached. SO let your mind wander and enjoy. BUT, my Fox and O'Hare series reading has come to an end. ...more
Ash Wednesday
”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…
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: heist
Better than The Heist. It still contains some of the sexual innuendo I find so off-putting in other Janet Evanovich novels, but toned down enough to be...ignorable. Ish.
At any rate, this is a fast paced, fun novel that still feels like White Collar meets Leverage (as my friend Michelle put it.) Like its predecessor, it lacks the twists and turns of a traditional heist movie. However, this one makes up for by keeping the action going from the very start. Multiple heists take place and the charac
Athena (OneReadingNurse)
Aug 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book is so much fun. I always thought that I liked Heist books in the fantasy genre, but they are really so much better in the Contemporary setting.

The f b i and con artist combination is, again, just fun! Fox and O'Hare are all across the world from Scotland to Montreal trying to nail the ex white house chief of staff, who is involved with some absolutely heinous international criminal activity including art theft and funding of multiple extremist groups.

Willy and Boyd are back as well as

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!

Totally enjoyed this one, it's fast, funny, entertaining, definitely can tell what Janet Evanovich wrote and went it felt like it was a TV Show, guess that was Lee Goldberg's part.

Just like with Stephanie Plum, she creates a totally new character FBI Special Agent Kate O'Hare a likable one, that's tough as nails and likes Toblerone Chocolate Bars.

It's kind of an international thriller, as the dynamic duo of Kate and Nick take trips from LA to Glasgow, break into the Smithsonian, then end up in
Tara ☽
"Plan C."
"We don't have a Plan C."
"We do now."

These books are entertaining. I'm probably giving this 3.5 stars - this is one of those times when I curse the Goodreads gods for not giving us half-star ratings. I feel like I complain about this every time I give a book half stars, which is unfortunately often because I'm an indecisive motherfucker.


Sorry, getting off-t
Carole (Carole's Random Life)
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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
Nikki in Niagara
Apr 21, 2014 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
Nadine Bookaholic
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
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
Nov 14, 2015 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
3.5 stars
This is a fun book, I really enjoyed it.
Lakshmi C
Sep 18, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Kate and Nick go after an ex White House Chief of Staff to smooth international relations. This felt like a con and diplomatic mission combined.

We meet Nick's mentor. The bond between Kate and her dad is heart warming.

Someone new in the crew
His wife had left him and taken the dog. And his Lexus had been repossessed. He sometimes thought he’d like to become an alcoholic, but he couldn’t afford the liquor.

Boyd is the coolest method actor. A true artist.
I’m a pancake asking this family to
Randy Tramp
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great characters, exciting plot, and adventure, adventure, and adventure.

Fox and O'hare are becoming my favorite characters. One is smart and the other witty.

Love the supporting characters, who play parts in the schemes this conman and FBI agent dream up.

Can't wait for the next book.
Deborah Vespo
Mar 18, 2014 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
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: evanovich-janet
I enjoyed the Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich (up to Book 15). But, those books, albeit fun and pretty humorous, do not even come close to Fox and O'Hare series! Oh yes, I found myself laughing out loud many times with Nick Fox and Kate O'Hare's clever banter. But, this series is so much more sophisticated, the cons they set up and work are bold and brilliant, and the adventures they have are tense, daring and mind blowing. And, the characters manage it all while being cool, calm and col ...more
Feb 20, 2014 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
Sharon Redfern
Mar 03, 2014 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 great
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kind of silly, but a cool heist book with funny dialogue and a neat set of characters.
Carol  Jones-Campbell
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg team up to make a very good read. They return to this adventure featuring exciting adventure, featuring master con artist Nicolas Fox and die-hard FBI agent Kate O'Hare. And, this time around things go nuclear when government secrets are on the line. Internationally renowned thief and con artist is famous for running elaborate and daring scams. His greatest con of all: convincing the FBI to team him up with the only person who has ever caught him, and the only wo ...more
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

Oh this series was fun! Fox and O'hare follows and FBI agent heroine and...the con man she's been hunting for years. Who are now having to work together as a team to tackle off the books missions the FBI can't officially get involved with. Fun banter, captivating characters, a little danger and adventure. A fantastic time all the way around.

The Characters:

Fox and O'hare were as different as night and day and, yall, I LOVED t
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Even though is is a joint effort and you're not sure who wrote most of the book I still love this series. It's a laugh out loud book. Kate and Nick have to steal a Chinese artifact that was stolen by an ex white house staff member who now runs a black ops operation in the process of stealing it back they discover that the thief is a very bad boy. ...more
Jan 11, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Second in the Fox and O’Hare series. Not the same vibe as the Stephanie Plum books, but enjoyable. You are always trying to figure out how the good guys are going to come out on top.
Aug 18, 2014 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
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Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and Trouble Maker graphic novel, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author, as well as the Fox and O'Hare series with co-author Lee Goldberg. ...more

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“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”
“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.”
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