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The Shell Game

(Fox and O'Hare #0.25)

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3.95  ·  Rating details ·  8,577 ratings  ·  483 reviews
It was love at first con. Find out how FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare and con artist Nicolas Fox first met in this exclusive eBook original short story!
 
Con man Nick Fox is after Garson Klepper’s golden Peruvian relics. For Fox, convincing Klepper to hire him as security for the relocation of the relics to the Getty museum in L.A. was easy. Problem is, Fox wasn’t plannin
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Audiobook, Unabridged, 1 page
Published October 7th 2014 by Random House Audio
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Duchess Nicole
LOOOOOVED this prequel. So glad I decided to go back and read it before continuing to book two. Can't recommend it enough if you are starting this series, or even if you've read most of the series already. This story is how Fox and O'Hare meet, and I seriously grinned through the entire thing. Good stuff. ...more
Stephanie
Dec 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
NOT ENOUGH BOOK TO SATISFY MY KATE/NICK OBSESSION!
Mike French
Jan 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This a novella that introduced Fox and O'Hare. I wish I read this before "The Heist" as it gives GREAT background info these two. ...more
Carol
Mar 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First Read: When I first read this, I didn't realize it was a novella, so was most surprised when it ended something like 29-35 pages later. The story didn't have enough book and story for my liking, had good potential, but this wasn't quite it. If they tried it again, put some more meat on it, I think it could be really good.

Second Read: Great short story to start off the series about how Nick Fox and Kate O'Hare meet. Nick is a sexy con and Kate is a new, tough FBI agent. Can't wait to read mo
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Donna
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-mystery
This was a super quick read because it is a short story that covers Kate and Nick's first meeting and the beginning of Kate's career. Even though it was written after this series started, it is a nice explanation of things to come. I've enjoyed the feel of these books. I like the characters, the action, the tension.....they are fun reads. So 4 stars. ...more
Dagny
Mar 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: evanovich-janet
Great fun discovering the first time Kate met Fox.
Chan
Apr 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So cute. Nice to know how Kate and Nick got their start.
As the blurb says, it was con at first say :o)
Wendy
Oct 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a good short story about how Fox and O'Hara came together. It fits perfectly with the series. A good little read while waiting for the next book in this series to be published. ...more
Gabriel
This is a very short story book, maybe calling it a book in itself is a misnomer, as it's not really a book...

It's more like a preamble, like a quick glance of what is to come, more like a quick intro, allowing us to meet the characters, that I assume will develop and grow in the books to come...

It's like a teaser or a preview of a movie, but in this case, applying to a book format, inviting us to stand by, or follow up and get the real book that is to come soon after...

A good idea in all, I'd
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Tiffany PSquared
A short story that I should have come upon long ago!
This book explains how Kate and Nick first met and takes us back to Kate's first days in the FBI.

I enjoyed spending a quick part of my day with these two, "seeing" them as they were before they became partners and partners!
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Anna's Herding Cats
I love this series and these two so it was fun going back to see their very first meet and how the cat and mouse game all began. I'm glad I read this after the full lengths. I think it made me appreciate it more. I definitely smiled over the two as Kate tried to stop a heist Nick planned. ...more
Colleen
I like a story I can continue to read while the details are fresh in my mind. That has been short stories. I love these authors. I want to finish the rest of the series.
Francesca ❆
Nov 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is such an in porta the novella because it gives an insight to why Kate is so obsessed with capturing Nick and just how far back their “relationship” goes.
Kate is the newest acquisition of the FBI office in LA, after years spent in the NAVY she’s ready to take advantage of the chance to be near her family, her first case revolves around the protection of some art pieces and while the partnership with the hot piece of ass from the security agency is making her struggle, she’s ready to prove
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B Zimp
Jan 31, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like this series and will read every tiny story they produce, especially if they continue to be this good. Basically this is a short story, showing the original crime where FBI Detective Kate and con man Nic Fox first meet. Very creative robbery (seriously how do they think these up?) and a well-written story.
Jennifer
Feb 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great short story to start off the series about how Nick Fox and Kate O'Hare meet. Nick is a sexy con and Kate is a new, tough FBI agent. Can't wait to read more! ...more
Cyndi
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this story! How Nick and Kate first meet. Robberies, car chases, cons, and oreos. What more does a story need?
Kay
Apr 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great short story. Nick meets Kate. Short and sweet and makes you crave for more.
Mari (Smut Duchess)
4 ⭐

This book introduces ex SEAL now FBI agent Kate O'Hare and international thief and con man Nicholas Fox.

The novella was short and fun. It laid the groundwork for the rivalry between the thief and FBI agent. Both characters interesting. Loved the banter between Nick and Kate.
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Renee M
Just what I needed today. A little touch of Nick Fox. This series is fun!
Monique Pearson
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great explanation of why Kate is so driven to being down Nick Fox.
Hisgirl85
3.5 stars. Short and fun. It's a nice introduction to listen to after book #1. ...more
Carolyn
Apr 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: evanovich-janet
Interesting little teaser to the beginning of the series.
Adelaide
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this prequel! I wondered how they first meet!
Debra Belmudes
Short story prequel to the Fox and O'Hare series. ...more
Cara
Dec 09, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, audio, fic-lit
I liked hearing how Kate and Nick met. Pretty cute.
Edward Loduca
This is a quick addition to the series and origin of these 2 characters. I enjoyed it.
Katherine "Kj" Joslin
Jul 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-july, own
Loving the new characters and series.
Randy Tramp
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nick Fox is after golden Peruvian relics. After being hired as security for the relocation of the relics, Fox hadn't planned on being paired up with FBI agent Kate O'Hare.

She was as dedicated to keeping the law as he was to breaking it. Makes a story of high conflict.

This a taste of the series makes me ready to dig in.
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Brittany S.
Initial Impressions 12/29/17: This was so much fun! I loved seeing how Kate and Nick first met and how their outstanding affair got started. It was great to see the background and I just love the tone of these books. Happy to be able to read even more pieces of this story.
Valerie
This was a prequel and it is a good intro to this Kate O’Hare and Nick Fox series. Nick, as the con man/thief, gives Kate just a taste of what is going to be involved as she tries to capture Nick in future escapades. lol
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