cover image The Heist

The Heist

Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, read by Scott Brick. Random House Audio, unabridged, seven CDs, 8.5 hrs., $35 ISBN 978-0-385-36692-2

This first book in a new series by Evanovich and Goldberg follows hard-nosed FBI agent Kate O’Hare, who is on the hunt for charismatic conman Nick Fox, who besides being her query is also (unfortunately for Kate) her “dream man.” Kate finds Nick, catches him, he escapes, and the next thing she knows, they’re teamed at the FBI to bring down an even bigger threat. Scott Brick does a fine job narrating the book—his reading is brisk and clear. Brick especially excels at depicting the sexually charged banter between Kate and Nick. He imbues both characters with distinct personalities. Kate is uptight, struggling with her baser instincts around Nick. And Nick is magnetic—both coy and wisecracking. For readers who want a breezy adventure, this is the perfect production. A Bantam hardcover. (June)