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The Bounty

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Janet Evanovich's Fox and O'Hare series continue to entertain in Volume #7 of the series.  She switches it up a bit here by changing the venue to Europe and bringing in the two dads to play a central role in this adventure caper.  Jake O'Hare and Quentin Fox, the two dads play a central role in this book which finds our two protagonists trying to decipher a map and find the clues that will lead them to hidden Nazi gold...and keep Nick's dad out of jail.  Unlike the other novels there is little witty repartee between O'Hare and Fox which was a miss for me.  On the adventure side this novel delivers with a chase across Europe and our team followed by some modern day, nasty Nazis.  I'm not a fan of books that are in any way related to WWII in Europe and would normally have skipped over this, but I'm glad I didn't.  It was fast paced and clearly defined the good and bad guys.  This is a recommended read.  I thank NetGalley for the ARC, but this represents my own opinions only.
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Unable to download before it was archived. So no review is able to be given until I can purchase the item. Will carry and hand-sell in store tho for sure
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I enjoyed this 7th book in the Fox and O'Hare  series.  There was plenty of action, as the two of them  join forces with Kate's father Jake  and a new entry to the series,  Nick's father Quentin.   This time out they are on the quest for  Nazi  gold.  As they travel hither and yon  across  Europe searching for  clues as to the location of the gold,  they also must battle the Brotherhood,  a shadowy group who are descendants  of some of Hitler's cronies.   The Brotherhood has connections far and wide, and they are willing to kidnap, maim, and murder in order to win the race for the gold.

I gave this four  stars rather than five because of  some improbable  action scenes that were  although a fun read, stretched  my imagination  just a little bit  too far.
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Janet Evanovich has Fox and O'Hare hurtling over Europe in pursuit of a Nazi treasure pursued by law enforcement and present day Nazis.  Will they succeed in putting together the treasure map?  Will they work successfully with Nicholas Fox's father and his allies?  How many close calls will they survive.  Kate O'Hare is determined to keep up.  Non stop adventure of the best variety.
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The Bounty by Janet Evanovich was like a race! This book just did not stop until the very end. This book starts at the Vatican in Rome where Nick Fox and Kate O'Hare are on a stake out, waiting for someone who they think is there to steal a Papal ring. Much to their surprise, this person is not there to steal the ring, but a map that supposedly leads to Nazi buried gold. This book was like reading The Amazing Race. One clue leads to another. From Rome to Paris to London to.... You have to follow the map that leads to the treasure. Along the way they meet many obstacles some that are deadly. This was such a fun book to read! 3.5⭐

Thank you to Netgalley and Atria Books for the eARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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3.5 Stars

I'm a huge Janet Evanovich fan and have loved this series since it came out except for the disaster that was The Big Kahuna, but we won't talk about that. When I saw that Steve Hamilton was on board to co-write book 7, I thought I'd give it a shot since Kate and Nick are such fantastic characters, and I'm glad that I did. While they don't have the same Kate/Nick dynamic that they had in books 1-5, it's almost there, and that made me very, very happy! I also loved being introduced to Nick's dad-he's got the same charm as Nick, so now we know where Nick got it from and added with Kate's dad, Jake, they added a little something more to the adventure in this novel. Hopefully, he'll be back for another book. 

I did like the search for Nazi gold in the book BUT isn't the whole point of these books about the con?? And Nick outconning the con guy? That's what I loved the most about books 1-5, well that and Nick's outrageous charm, along with his and Kate's undeniable chemistry. I just hope that for book 8, if there's going to be a book 8, that they get back to their catching the bad guys through the con games and not through another adventure reminiscent of a wanna-be Indiana Jones. Regardless, if Evanovich writes it, I will be there to read it...

Thank you NetGalley and Atria Books for the DRC. All opinions are my own.
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Always a fan of Fox And O'Hare, and Janet Evanovich. This international quest for Nazi stolen gold did not disappoint.
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The line between books and films has become so blurred nowadays that many, giving an opinion about a book.  have actually only seen the movie. I had just the opposite experience while reading The Bounty. The whole time I was reading it, I kept imagining a full length, action-packed movie, along the lines of  the Nicholas Cage thriller, National Treasure. I actually stayed up  way past my bedtime to read “ just another chapter.” 
I have been a loyal fan of Janet Evanovich’s sassy Stephanie Plum series from the beginning, but this story from the Fox and O’Hare collection written with Steve Hamilton, has a very different tone. FBI agent Kate O’Hare is highly  skilled and, unlike Stephanie Plum,  does not depend on the men in her life to bail her out. There is some electricity between Kate and her conman partner Nick but it doesn’t get in the way of the action. The plot takes Kate, Nick, their very clever and supportive fathers and an Oxford professor on a race from one great European landmark to another, seeking coded maps to track down a treasure of gold bars, hidden 75 years ago by the Nazis. All the while they stay  barely one step ahead of a dangerous group of neo-Nazi fanatics, it is definitely a wild ride with a new cliff hanger in every chapter and just enough humor to keep your anxiety at bay. 
I’ll definitely be tracking down more of this series while mulling over who could str in the movie version.
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FBI agent Kate and former con-man Nick are consulting on a case of jewels being stolen from the Vatican when they witness the thief stealing something unexpected.  Just as unexpected is the thief, Nick's father.  He is asked to help bring in his father, but of course Nick chooses another path and Kate is drawn into this chase.  Things get totally out of control with them being chased by those who want this treasure.  Belief must be suspended as the story continues.
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Nancy Thayer has a way of bringing Nantucket into your room with her books, but I feel like this book fell short on the characters. I personally did not love any of them. They did come across as people that you might actually meet in real life with all their grit and faults laid out to see, but also that made them unlikeable. As always you can imagine the sea and sand in the words written and the book had a happy ending, that is so unrealistic but leaves you with a good feeling.
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The Bounty
By Janet Evanovich; Steve Hamilton

I found this to be another fun read I enjoyed that had non-stop action and an adrenaline rushing read. The Bounty is about Kate O'Hare an FBI agent, and Nick Fox a con man who are up against an organization called Brotherhood who is on the hunt for the missing Nazi gold left buried some 75 years somewhere in Eastern Europe. Involving both their fathers' Jake and Quentin to help find the hidden treasure, they travel the world in a non-stop adventure to find the gold without sacrificing their own lives. 

I was definitely taken in for a ride in this fast-paced read I enjoyed over a weekend. it is always a delight to pick up a Janet Evanovich book and this one written with Steve Hamilton was quite the read I enjoyed.
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In this outing of FBI Kate O'Hare and her partner, Nicholas Fox, ex-thief, were on loan in Italy to prevent a robbery at the Vatican Museum.  They were unable to catch the thief but Nick recognized him, it was his father.  When Nick and Kate were to go back to the States, Nick decided to go find his father and Kate then went to find Nick.  It seemed that Quentin Fox was after a map of hoarded Nazi gold, but a "Fourth Reich" organization, the Brotherhood wants it also. This map was only the first piece of the puzzle which leads cryptically to another piece and then another, across Europe. And with each step, they were being followed by the Brotherhood.
A fast paced, exciting spy adventure with a small group of family and friends, keeping ahead of the organization that would do anything to get their hands on the gold.
Thank you Simon & Schuster and NetGalley for this e-copy of "The Bounty".
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I actually didn't find this book as entertaining as the previous ones. I did enjoy it, but something seemed to be missing.
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Enjoyed this twisting novel and the search for the train was excellent, Throw in zealots and you have a page turning mystery worthy of this author,
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Kate is in the FBI.  Nate is a thief that now works with the FBI and Kate specifically.  They've solved many crimes but this one is the most dangerous venture of all.

Atria and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

They are after gold hid by the Nazi's during the war.  But they are not the only ones on the trail.  There are hidden maps that are a trial to recover, the Brotherhood wants the maps and the gold, and everyone helping them is in danger.

The maps are hidden high and almost not retrievable.  It takes them time to recover them all.  As the Brotherhood wants the same thing they somehow know where Kate and Nate and their friends are.  The phones have been abandoned but the professor still has his.  They remove that and give him a burner phone like they have.

They get closer all the time but haven't found the gold yet.  They've been shot at, had to run to get away, and they have to find the gold!

The professor makes a discovery that puts them on the right track.  Will they live to find the gold?
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I love the premise of this novel, but I have to admit I have not read any of the six previous titles in this series, but you know what?? It’s a great standalone nonetheless! I am super intrigued however, because there was a shift in co-authors a total of three times throughout this series and fans have been vocal. I’m definitely planning on starting from the beginning and take in all the different writing styles from the different authors. What an incredible thing though, you’ve got different perspectives on the characters from different amazing writers!

This novel written in third person read phenomenally as an action packed film, I can totally see this one coming to the big screen someday! I do think however, because we have two authors writing this novel, and we have two main characters, I would’ve loved to see the alternative POV first person writing style! With multiple main characters, in POV writing form we’d be able to really know more about each character, and understand them better. Excited to start the series from the start and get a wholistic point of view on what these characters are all about!
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I absolutely love @janetevanovich and her Fox and O’Hare series!! It’s like a nice refreshing palate cleanser of light hearted, quippy fun. #thebounty does just that! The story line is amazing and entertaining, where an FBI agent partners up with a notorious thief, who happens to be devastatingly irresistible, add their two dads, a quirky professor, a giant indestructible man, and 400 tons of Nazi gold, and you got yourself a hilarious adventure!! Not only should you definitely read this book, which came out on March 23, but you should start at the beginning of the series, so you will love Fox and O’Hare as much as I do!! Plus anything that includes #Paris and #theeiffeltower is an extra bonus!! So thankful to have received an #arc of this fantastic book from @atriabooks and @netgalley ... it’s just the distraction I needed from study for my grad school exit exams coming up this week! #francophile #bookstagram #gradlife #readingismyselfcare @nyusteinhardt @nyucounseling
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I have been a fan of Evanovich for happily decades. The Bounty is the first collaboration I have read. My verdict? Take me to the next one. I loved the twist of involving the two fathers in this caper. The old guys not only kept pace with their children,they offered expertise that children came to admire. The keep your assets close concept goes to extreme lengths here as everyone and their brother is out to recover a cache of gold hidden by the Nazi High Command at the end of the war. We travel all over deciphering clues and a map and it it a delight at every turn. A story that gives us a rogue thief,a dedicated agent, and villains who wil stop at nothing to recover the gold. A classic and yet just modern enough to keep you reading.
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I really liked the fast-paced adventure of this story! I haven't read the previous books but it was easy to roll right in to the story and hit the ground running. The author(s) did a great job of catching me up to speed in areas I need for the relationship with the two, while not info-dumping so I was overwhelmed or bored.

And the story was an adventure - high stakes and lots of travel and following trails and running everything down. I loved the history with thieving and how it connected to the story. This one was really different from everything else I've been reading and I really loved it!

<i>A huge thank you to the author and publisher for providing an e-ARC via Netgalley. This does not affect my opinion regarding the book.</i>
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The Bounty by Janet Evanovich and Steve Hamilton is the 7th book in the Fox and O'Hare , and I loved it. I have read all the books in this series, and have enjoyed them all. Kate O’Hare, FBI agent who is working secretly with Nicholas Fox, master thief and con artist, to outsmart major criminals is great. While Kate and Nick are training at the Vatican Museum, they all witness a man stealing a map, and getting away. Turns out to be Nick's dad Quentin.  In order to find out what is going on Kate's father, Jake, joins the crew to help.  I loved Kate, Nick, and their dads come together to find the bad guy.   The chemistry between Nick and Kate is great, and the other characters are enjoyable too, especially Kate's dad. I found the end of this book very exciting, and can not wait for the next book. I highly recommended this book. 
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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