Wednesday, February 26, 2014

An Amusing Con Reminiscent of White Collar

Nick and Kate are together again. They first appeared in The Heist in which Kate chased Nick around the world before
catching him. Now he's working for the FBI, after they sprang him from jail, and Kate is his partner. Their first assignment is to steal a bronze rooster from Carter Grove, ex White House chief of staff, and current CEO of Black Rino, a security company that does the dirty work for the administration. The problem is that the rooster is located in Carter's palatial mansion, and the security is the best in the world. For Nick, that only makes the challenge more interesting.

The pace is fast, the characters interesting, and the dialogue amusing. Kate, an ex Navy Seal, is a tough lady. Nicky is brilliant and hot. The sexual sizzle is there, but it doesn't detract from the plot. Nick loves the challenge of doing the impossible; Kate tries to be the voice of reason, but she loves the excitement and danger as much as he does.

If you liked White Collar or The Grifters, you'll find Kate and Nick an amusing new pair of con-artists. The book is a quick read with lots of excitement and amusing puzzles. If you just want to be entertained this is the book for you. I loved it.

I reviewed this book for Net Galley.