The Chase: Fox and O’Hare #2; Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg, 2014.
As with their first novel under team ‘Evanovich & Goldberg’, these authors have once again given us, their readers, an all out butt-kicking, gotta-run-to-keep-up,damn-I-wish-it-wasn’t-over novel, full of fast paced action with characters interesting enough to withstand a few short stories of their own.
From the Burb’s of Southern California to the smog filled landscapes of Beijing to the green-green-hills of somewhere on the eastern sea board, these authors have our hero’s running around the world, pulling scams and breaking laws that force the question; does the end always justify the means?
In their case, the answer is a resounding yes – as long as they don’t get caught that is. And let’s face it, we all know that the only difference between a thief and a government agent is, one wears a badge, the other doesn’t (unless he or she is pulling off a scam, then they’ll wear whatever badge suits the purpose).
‘The Chase’, like ‘The Heist’, is a great read for those occasions when my idea of cutting loose involves glass, ice cubes, sunshine, shorts, tank top and a deck chair. Which is another way of saying, it’s the perfect read for vacations, long flights, boring weekends and just plan ‘I’m not home’ kinda days.
On my reader’s scale of 1-5 stars, I’m giving ‘The Chase’ 3.5 for good story and 4 for being my reader version of ‘Calgon take me away’- without all the water of course.