cover image The Chase

The Chase

Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, read by Scott Brick. Random House Audio, , unabridged, seven CDs, 9 hrs., $35 ISBN 978-0-385-36696-0

Brick hits all the right notes in his reading of this entertaining collaboration between authors Evanovich and Goldberg. Con man extraordinaire Nicolas Fox and intrepid FBI agent Kate O’Hare are back for a new and exciting caper. Carter Grove, former White House chief of staff and current head of a deadly private security firm, has stolen a priceless artifact from the Smithsonian. It is up to Fox and O’Hare, and an eclectic group of cohorts, to pull off a master heist, the failure of which will cause near incalculable diplomatic damage. Brick brings the perfect tone to his narration, walking the line between suspense and comedy, keeping listeners on the edge of their seats, while throwing them plenty of chuckles in the process. With seemingly little effort he brings individuality to each character—whether it’s a self-absorbed method actor or an arrogant, murderous villain. A Bantam hardcover. (Mar.)