You all know my love for Janet Evanovich and her Stephanie Plum series, so I was so excited to see she had a new book coming out in another series. There is just something about the way that she writes that I really like.
I would like to note that I haven’t read the previous three books in this series, but was able to just pick this one up and enjoy without feeling left out. The Scam is #4 in a series about FBI agent Kate O’Hare. It would appear to the outside world that Kate is on Nick’s trail to bring him down when secretly, Kate and Nick team up to take down other criminals.
This whole book is setting up for a con to take down Evan Trace who runs a casino in Macau for others to launder money through. Trace’s customers are criminals, mobsters, dictators and terrorists. Nick and Kate go undercover to launder money in hopes to take Trace down. They team up with a Somali pirate, a Canadian actor and Kate’s father who is an ex-solider.
What I liked that is different about this series over the Plum series is that Kate is a capable FBI agent. She is a kick ass female character who is in control. Stephanie Plum was about as qualified to be a bond agent as I am. While I love the Plum novels like no other, it is nice to read about a capable female! Girl power!
You get a little bit of cat and mouse between Nick and Kate as they flirt with each other. There is plenty of Evanovich’s humor thrown in. You learn a little about the secondary characters, and all around this was a great read. Nothing too deep or crazy, I consumed it in a matter of just a few days. I will be looking forward to the rest of the series!
I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I need to get back on my reading track! I read the first one in her long series, but then just sort of gave up. This one sounds good too!!
Sounds like a really great read and even better that you didn’t need to read the others in the series to know what was going on! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston
I got this for my mom then, and I am super excited to read it after your review!!! Hope you had a great weekend sweets!! 😉
i need to get on both series (plum and this one)….i’ve heard so many great things about the Plum series.
I love this author so I may have to check out this series. Add onto my ever growing book list 🙂
Can we still be friends if I tell you I haven’t read ANYTHING by her yet?! Haha- because I haven’t. She’s been on my list forever and ever and now I just need to pick up one of them and get it over with already 😉 From the way you talk about her books I know I’ll love ’em!
I love Stephanie Plum! I’ve read some other Evanovich books and was less than impressed but maybe I’ll give this series a try.
I’ll have to check it out – but my ocd says I must start at one! LOL
This would be a great read for me with all the traveling I have coming up, and I love that you were able to pick up book #4 and not be lost 🙂
How cool! Had no idea she had a new series out!! Looks great!
Woohoo for books with strong female roles! I love books that I just devour quickly without trying. My mom read the Stephanie Plum books and I saw the movie with Katherine Heigl. I think I’d like her books!
I like your book reviews, to the point and makes me really want to read them!
I liked this book too! I read it on the digital checkout form my library this summer. I agree, this female character is a drastically different take then Stephanie which is a refreshing change.
This book sounds really good! So many people I know have raved about the Stephanie Plum books!
I’d have to start at book one but sounds like a good series.
as much as i love stephanie plum, sometimes the whole bimbo thing gets old haha. not even bimbo, just not capable, like you said. definitely checking this series out! one day lol
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