"The Chase" by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, (Bantam)
Janet Evanovich, author of the popular Stephanie Plum series, and Lee Goldberg, who has written several novels and TV shows, return with a follow-up to their popular adventure "The Heist." The action never stops in "The Chase," and a humorous tone keeps everything moving at a fun clip.
FBI agent Kate O'Hare had been trying to capture master con artist Nicolas Fox for quite some time. When she succeeds, her bosses unveil a plan to use Fox and his connections to bring down even bigger criminals.
In "The Chase," an artifact sacred to the Chinese government is in the possession of the Smithsonian Institution. A deal is struck, and a representative from the Chinese plans to retrieve it. However, the one housed in the Smithsonian is a fake. O'Hare and Fox must learn who stole the original, retrieve it, steal the replica and replace it with the real one. Can they pull off the various heists without anyone figuring out what they are doing? Can they keep their alliance secret? And will they be able to keep their budding feelings for each other alive, assuming they survive?
The characters are exciting, and the story escalates as the initial job becomes more elaborate. Readers familiar with Evanovich's novels will love this series, and hopefully there will be more adventures by this writing duo.