Monday, March 18, 2019

Quit Listening: " The Heist" by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

Quit Listening: The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, 2013, download from Wisconsin Digital Library.

Too cute by far. A novel with the schmaltzy action that Evanovich has written to the tune of a plenty of best sellers. A style I do not enjoy. Goldberg has written some really great novels solo so I figured to try this out.

Recap: RBI Special Agent finally catches the con man she has chased for five years. He escapes custody and she catches him in Greece to find out the con man has secretly cut a deal with the FBI to secretly work for them to catch other crooks. FBI and Con Man are irresistibly attracted to one another while also despising each other. Cue the sexual tension. Send the characters around the world. By time I quit at .25 of the way through the book the two leads had been to LA, San Francisco, A remote monastery in Greece, Berlin and were to meet in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Why does everyone have to be a former Navy SEAL or super-duper, covert soldier/Marine/etc.? I enjoy some silliness and complete break from reality - Swierczynski's books - but this was too far fetched to accept. Also, why do I also have to be told about FBI Woman's Glock and kevlar vest all the time?

Too bad I did not enjoy the book because the series has six novels so far.

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