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The Job

(Fox and O'Hare #3)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  18,906 ratings  ·  1,568 reviews
Charming con man Nicolas Fox and dedicated FBI agent Kate O'Hare secretly take down world’s most-wanted and untouchable felons, next job Violante, the brutal leader of a global drug-smuggling empire. The FBI doesn’t know what he looks like, where he is, or how to find him, but Nick knows his tastes in gourmet chocolate.

From Nashville to Lisbon back alleys, from Istanbul
Hardcover, 289 pages
Published November 2014 by Bantam Penguin Random House
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Dayna In the last book, one of nick's plans will go wrong, leaving Kate in mortal danger. Nick will risk his own life in order to save her, making him…moreIn the last book, one of nick's plans will go wrong, leaving Kate in mortal danger. Nick will risk his own life in order to save her, making him embarrassed, Kate confused, and Jake nodding in approval. When the mission, and Nick's punishment is over, he'll tell Kate he loves her and asks if they could run away and hide together. Kate will turn him down, saying she couldn't leave her family and her semi law abiding life. They go their own separte ways and you might think the story's over until Kate is dragged to work the next week, where nick is there, jessup says he has been acquitted and he works here now. Nick asks Kate out in a date to in and out burger and she happily accepts, closing the series(less)

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Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
”What was your weapon of choice?”
“Frying pan.”
“Nice to know you have a domestic side,” Nick said.

If you read a Janet Evanovich book you already know that it won’t be something deep and life-altering, it’s always something funny and entertaining though.

So in general I tend to read her books when I’m looking for something hilarious to lighten up my mood or if I just need a quick read between all the other serious books I’m usually prone to read. Needless to say “The Job” delivered exactly what I
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Find all of my review at:

We’re back for Round 3 with Fox and O’Hare. The differences between this one and the first two???? Well . . . I got this one for free because I’M AWESOOOOOOOOOOOME! (okay – I got this one for free because I asked for it, but I like to tell myself it’s because I’m a special snowflake.)

The other difference?

Commercial Photography

Get the reference? Here, I’ll let The Lonely Island spell it out for you . . .

Commercial Photography

Yep, it takes place on a boat. If you’ve read the
For the Love of Books & Alcohol Blog
What a ride!!! This was a fun book!

Kate and Nick are well rounded characters that, at this point, are three books into their story. I really liked Kate. She was a badass and smart as a whip. Nate was a charmer and as slick as they come! I totally had a crush on him by the halfway mark. But Jake was my favorite. He stole the show! Jake was Kate’s dad and I loved every minute we got of him! In fact, the entire ensemble was fantastic! I connected with each character and found myself ordering the
Lakshmi C
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Nick is in trouble - a Copycat Nick is framing him and spoiling his reputation.

3D Masks. I need these.We are in Turkey.

An Eeyore reference. I like him. He's underrated.
He was like the Eeyore of cops, seeing only failure and gloom, Kate thought, staring down at her coffee.

Wherever you go, whatever you do...
“But here you are.”
“Whither thou goest…” he said.
“That’s touching, but I suspect there’s more.”

Connect the dots. Find the motive.

Lester Menendez - The mark in this one is ruthless. No one can
Rebecca McNutt
Oct 04, 2016 rated it liked it
I didn't like this one as much as I liked Evanovich's other book, One for the Money, but The Job was still a good story for the most part.
The Job by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg is a 2014 Bantam/ Random House publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is one of my favorite series at the moment. I love the plots, the dialogue and the chemistry between Nick and Kate. The stories are humorous in places, tense in others, always filled with action making it impossible to stop turning pages. If you like books that involve clever cons, taking down sleazeballs,
Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
*****PLEASE NOTE******

---> I am actually using this "The Job" duplicate listing as a way to review and make sure Evanovich fans are aware of the FREE 'Fox & O'Hare' series SHORT STORY! <---

"The Caper" is FREE and AVAILABLE NOW via and/or the "Janet Evanovich" app (free in the iTunes Store) for sure. If you're subscribed to Janet's newsletter, her most recent mailing actually sent TODAY (8/1), contains the beginning of the short story and a "continue reading" link to
Oct 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Job has the same problems I mentioned in my reviews of the first two books in this series. My main problem is that the series is plot driven with little character interaction or development. They are stock characters and now that we're to book 3 there should be time for some more character development. That's it for the complaining.

I must have really been in the mood for an action packed, implausible yet fun read yesterday and The Job fit the bill. The book starts with Kate in the middle of
Sherry Fundin
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I would like to thank Net Galley and Random House for the opportunity to read another fabulous Janet Evanovich novel, The Job.

I have never been disappointed with Janet Evanovich’s stories before and she did not fail to entertain me again. Her quirky and unique characters, along with the humorous writing, keep me in stitches as we work to solve the mystery. She does a fantastic job as bringing them to life through her words.

Kate believes Nick when he says he didn’t do it. I love them and, even
Jan 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller, humor
Someone is trying to frame master thief Nick Fox for a series of robberies. His FBI handler (Kate O'Hare) and he are reunited to help capture a drug lord, who has undergone plastic surgery and is hiding out in Europe. To catch his attention, they decide to sell the location of a long lost shipwreck with millions in gold. The underwater adventure lends a little Clive Cussler/Dirk Pitt feel to this novel. Kate and Nick are a bit shallow, but are nicely supplemented by secondary and tertiary ...more
Feb 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: crime-mystery
This was a fun little read....and super quick too. I like the characters and their quirkiness. I think that is what this dual author partnership does well. I like the way Nick and Kate bounce back and forth.

The story line was a little far-fetched for me, but it was still entertaining. I liked the pace. It was always going somewhere and the scenes weren't dragged out. Gratification wasn't delayed, but doled out all along the way.
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Con Man Nicholas Fox and Special Agent Kate O'Hare are at it again!! He is a charming con man and is in the top 10 most wanted on the FBI List, and she's a dedicated FBI agent about to drive each other crazy---again! The FBI had one demand when they secretly teamed the two of them up - to bring down the world's most wanted and untouchable felons. It's the brutal leader of a global drug smuggling empire. The FBI doesn't know what their target looks like, where he is, or how to find him, but Nick ...more
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: heist
Possibly being a bit generous with the rating because only 4 days later and I only vaguely remember the plot. But if you liked the first two in the series, you will enjoy this one. It maintains the action, humor, and creative cast of characters. I really enjoyed reading it!
Dixie Conley
Oct 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review.

This is a bog standard thriller. All of the Evanovich boxes are checked -- action, sex appeal, crime, weapons and girls kicking ass. Unfortunately, one box remains unchecked, which is color. What I love the Plum books for is their color. You don't just feel for the characters, you feel for the extras and you feel for New Jersey. Very little of that here.

The story is about a con being pulled on an international baddie, with the help of the
Oct 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
"The Job", the 3rd installment the in the Fox and O'Hare series from Janet Evanovich is a pleasant, formulaic romp and tease. The relationship between Fox and O'Hare doesn't seem to be moving forward...or backwards for that matter. The verbal sparring isn't all that witty and the tension between the two characters is far less palpable than in the first book. The caper to con and capture a drug czar could've been far more interesting than it was made. Nothing in this book is fully developed, not ...more
Oct 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love this book! It's like Oceans 11 and Indiana Jones all wrapped into one. The quirky, funny voice Evanovich uses in her books is toned down a bit, but her style shines through. Add the element of mystery and intrigue from Lee Goldbergs books and they become the dynamic duo. It's a lighthearted look at fantastic heists and the world of underhanded con artists and criminals. A seriously non-serious look at devious criminal minds which underlying g sparks of romance. I truly enjoyed reading The ...more
HornFan2 (Mike)
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 an international thriller, that has a thief globe trotting stealing historic relics, masquerading as Nicholas Fox, from places from his past and
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library, audio
The series is just masterful. I’m really enjoying it. I have no complaints except for Nick and Kate (or Cate) to finally get together.

The narration is excellent as well.
Angie Elle
Nov 17, 2014 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.

Here’s the thing about this series—it hit the ground running. So while it hasn’t necessarily gained momentum, it’s kept a steady pace, and at this speed that’s no small feat. Things I didn’t care for before are the things I find myself enjoying now. The procedural tone of the story, for instance, was an issue for me because I wanted more detail and character perspective. While I’d
Oct 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A Clever Con, A Drug Lord, A Little Romance and Some Violence

Kate is in a tight spot. It appears that Nick Fox is up to his old tricks. He's stolen a Matisse from the Gleabery Museum of Art in Nashville. He says he didn't do it, but they have a video with his face clearly visible. Then come robberies in Turkey, Germany and France. Kate knows it can't be Nick. He's with her, but who wants to incriminate him? And why?

The third installment of the Fox and O'Hare novels is as action packed and
Susan (aka Just My Op)
Nov 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc-edition
The first Stephanie Plum novels by Evanovich were great fun, but devolved into the same plot with slightly different minor characters and little change. I gave up on them.

But I thought this newer series might fit the fill for my lighter reading. I hoped the addition of author Lee Goldberg would help. I was disappointed.

This book does not have the silliness of the Plum series, but it didn't have anything to draw me in. The characters were more caricatures, insubstantial cut-outs. The plot was
Oct 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This book was a fast read and great fun. The writing is fluent and the story is fast paced. We meet the main characters Kate, the FBi officer, and Nick, the con man, who are working together to trick criminals. Once again they are aided by Kate's dad, ex-military, an actor, a woman who can drive about anything, and a builder. I have to say that I loved to read how they built the ship to resemble a research vessle that is on a treasure hunt, and how they built the virtual reality computer world ...more
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This, the third book in the series, like the previous ones, won't disappoint...

You'll find as with all the Lee Goldberg work, a great plot unfolding, fast-paced super-action, funny and pleasant characters, plenty of humor in dialogue and all the way a pleasant and entertaining book if you like this style...

No wonder the TV show "White Collar" was created based on this work, yet, I feel the books are better, mainly because in the books the female protagonist is still with us all the way, while
Boundless Book Reviews
The Job, is another fast paced action packed story, that is as exciting and funny as the previous books. The story travels from one part of the globe, to the next. The main goal is to bring down one of the world’s worst criminals. Nick puts together the perfect con; with the help of Kate, her father, and several other colorful characters they’ve collected along the way.

The father/daughter relationship and banter between Kate and Jake is so funny, I love it! The only relationship I love more is
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
This series is so much fun. Think White Collar meets The Mentalist meets Mission Impossible .

Female ex-Navy Seal Kate O'Hare has been teamed up with her nemesis sexy international Con Artist Nicholas Fox on covert FBI operations to take down the really big bad guys who have evaded capture by all agencies.

FBI will disavow all knowledge if they get caught and they assemble their own ragtag team from civilians, including people like an out of work actor, a woman who wants to drive and fly
Traci Haley
Dear Ms. Evanovich,

Readers, in general, prefer quality over quantity. So it's okay, it REALLY is -- we don't *need* two books a year in each of your series. I promise. What we need -- and want -- are well-written characters, good plot, snappy dialogue. I know you surely must have once possessed a creative spark, otherwise how did you get so famous? Please recapture that spark and stop pumping out mediocre, trite books just for the paycheck. I know the money's nice... but isn't integrity nicer?

Jan 15, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun romp, and I like that Goldberg cowrites with Evanovich because the dialogue is still snappy but, at least in this case, the plot was more interesting than most of her recent Stephanie Plum books. I hadn't read the first two books in the Fox and O'Hare series, but it didn't really matter. The book was paced well - I started off thinking it was going to be a mystery about who was stealing the artwork/ancient treasures and making it look like Nick Fox, but that was just the ...more
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: evanovich-janet
Such fun books. Jake, Kate's father, is quickly becoming my favorite. A retired government "agent" whose missions are still classified, he now lives with his other daughter, Megan, and her accountant husband and two grand kids. He is happiest when he is assisting Kate and Nick on one of their "not quite legal, but government sanctioned" cons, or teaching his 5 and 7 year old grand kids skills like how to make bombs out of household cleaning supplies or how to kill a man with whatever you have ...more
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e, g, 2015

The third book in the exciting and suspenseful Fox and O'Hare series from Janet Evanovich, No. 1 bestselling author of the iconic Stephanie Plum novels, and Lee Goldberg, bestselling author of the Monk series.

Catching bad guys is what Special Agent Kate O'Hare does. Working side-by-side with them... not so much.

When the FBI teamed her up with master criminal Nick Fox, they gave her no choice.

Now the ex-Navy Seal has a world-class conman as a partner, and keeping track of him is a
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fox and O’Hare are at it again! Con man Nicolas Fox is working undercover for the FBI but only a handful of people know this fact. One of those people is Kate O’Hare. She’s a top notch FBI agent and the only person to ever catch Nick Fox who is one of the top ranked con men alive and still resides on the FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List (remember, he’s undercover) He would have gone to jail for a very long time had he not worked out a deal with the FBI to help them catch high profile criminals that ...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.

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“Kate prefers a loaded gun next to her bed."

"Is that all?" Jake asked Kate. "Where's your hand grenade?"

"I don't have a hand grenade."

"What happened to the one I gave you for Christmas?"

"I forgot about that," she said. "I guess it's around the apartment somewhere."

"You lost a hand grenade in your apartment?" Nick said. "Next time I visit I'll be more careful.”
“That's disappointing," Nick said. "I was hoping to see you in action again. It's kind of sexy in a violent, perverted sort of way."

"Gosh, knowing that makes my day complete."

"I thought you'd want me to be open about my feelings now that we're married.”
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