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The Scam: A Fox and O'Hare Novel


The Scam: A Fox and O'Hare Novel

Agent Kate O’Hare always has mixed feelings when her boss, Special Agent Jessup, calls with another assignment involving one of the FBI’s most wanted, Nicolas Fox. Their first encounter in THE HEIST was Kate’s first real assignment to track down and capture the crafty con man, only to find out he was of more use to the FBI as a guy who could outcon his fellow scam artists than he was cooling his heels in prison.

"Evanovich...and Goldberg...are a perfect matchup for light, over-the-top reading entertainment."

This time out, slick casino operator Evan Trace is suspected of running money-laundering schemes involving mobsters, dictators and international terrorists through his offshore casinos in Macau. Kate and Nick, along with Kate’s father, Jake, an ex-soldier who never met a weapon he didn’t like, team up with some of Jake and Nick’s more nefarious associates to put the bad guys behind bars or in the ground.

THE SCAM is the fourth book in this series that blends Janet Evanovich’s iconic sassy crime writer persona with Lee Goldberg’s TV and detective screenwriting skills. This time, Kate and Nick, working undercover as Kate Porter and Nick Sweet, parlay five million dollars in ill-gotten cash from a Florida email fraud artist to launch an act as high roller gambling whales in an FBI-backed sting. They jet from Vegas to Hawaii to Macau and Hong Kong in private jets, decked out in designer duds and toting bags of cash. They pose as a high-stakes entrepreneur and his associate trying to blow their millions in Trace’s casinos.

Evanovich (whose name is synonymous with the saucy pseudo-mysteries featuring Jersey girl Stephanie Plum) and Goldberg (producer and writer of the long-running “Monk” series and several mysteries) are a perfect matchup for light, over-the-top reading entertainment.

Reviewed by Roz Shea on October 2, 2015

The Scam: A Fox and O'Hare Novel
by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

  • Publication Date: June 7, 2016
  • Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN-10: 0345543173
  • ISBN-13: 9780345543172