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May 2019 Fiction: Mystery & Thrillers

The Big Kahuna
Large type / large print edition
By (author): Janet Evanovich By (author): Peter Evanovich
9780525634584 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths May 07, 2019
$40.00 CAD
Active 6.07 x 9.1 x 0.8 in 336 pages Large Print Random House Large Print
A stoner, an Instagram model, a Czech oligarch, and a missing unicorn. Nick Fox and Kate O’Hare have their work cut out for them in their weirdest, wildest adventure yet in this New York Times bestseller by Janet and Peter Evanovich.

Straight arrow FBI Agent Kate O’Hare always plays by the rules.  Charming Con Man Nicholas Fox makes them up as he goes along.  She thinks he’s nothing but a scoundrel.  He thinks she just needs to lighten up.  They’re working together to tackle the out-of-bounds cases ordinary FBI agents can’t touch.  And, their relationship?  Well, there hasn’t been so much explosive chemistry since Nitro was introduced to Glycerin.

Next on the docket: The mysterious disappearance of the Silicon Valley billionaire, known as the Big Kahuna.  Kate’s been assigned to find him but no one seems particularly keen on helping.  His twenty-six year old adult actress wife-turned Instagram model wife and his shady Czech business partner are more interested in gaining control of his company.  For that they need a dead body not a living Kahuna.

The only lead they have is the Kahuna’s drop-out son, who’s living the dream in Hawaii - if your dream is starting your day with the perfect wave and ending it with a big bowl of weed.  To get close to the Kahuna’s son, Kate and Nick go undercover as a married couple in the big wave, bohemian, surfer community of Paia, Maui.  Living a laid back, hippy-dippy lifestyle isn’t exactly in Kate’s wheelhouse, but the only thing more horrifying is setting up house with Nick Fox, even if he does look pretty gnarly on a longboard.  If they don’t catch a break soon, waves aren’t the only thing she’s going to be shredding (or bedding).

Story Locale: Globe Trotting

Series Overview: Charming conman, Nicolas Fox, and straight-arrow FBI agent, Kate O’Hare, team to bring down the international criminals that the law can’t touch.

MEGA-BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Janet Evanovich is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of the most successful authors of the last two decades.

BEST CO-AUTHORED SERIES IN THE FRANCHISE: Evanovich has several co-authored series, but Fox and O’Hare is the best written, best reviewed, and offers the most Plum-like experience. Each book in the series combines the witty capers of a Mission: Impossible with the “Will they? Won’t they?” hook of the most successful rom coms.

CO-AUTHOR IS AWARD-WINNING TV WRITER: Lee Goldberg’s TV and writing credits include Spenser: For Hire, Diagnosis Murder, Nero Wolfe, Hunter, The Glades, Baywatch, SheSpies. His bestselling Monk novels are linked to the TV series (9.4 million viewers tuned in for the series finale).

FIRST ENTRY IN THE SERIES AFTER AN EIGHTEEN-MONTH BREAK: The last book, The Pursuit, pubbed in June 2016. It hit #8 on the New York Times bestseller list.

CROSS PROMOTION: Simultaneous publication with the Putnam hardcover. Also available as an unabridged audiobook from Penguin Audio.

Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Fox and O’Hare series and the Knight and Moon series.  

Peter Evanovich
 is Janet’s son. He has been an important part of the Evanovich writing team since the beginning of the Plum series.

Author Residence: Janet: Florida / Lee: Los Angeles, CA

Author Hometown: Janet: South River, N.J. / Lee: Los Angeles, CA

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Praise for the Fox and O’Hare series:

“[Mixes] humor from Evanovich and Goldberg’s books with the intricate cons seen in the best episodes of Mission: Impossible.”—Library Journal

“Fast and entertaining…New thrills and adventure on every page.”—

“The action never stops,…and a humorous tone keeps everything moving at a fun clip.”—Associated Press

“Great fun, with plenty of twists.”—The Sacramento Bee

“The laugh out loud humor that readers expect from Evanovich is in full force, and Goldberg’s crafty and elaborate writing is prominent…. Everyone will be eager for the next book in the series.”—Associated Press

“The action is fast-paced and the writing is first-rate, making The Heist an excellent choice for vacation reading.”—Huntington News

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