Killer Nashville Book of the Day

The Scam by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg / Reviewed by Kelly Saderholm

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Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (C) Roland Scarpa
Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
(C) Roland Scarpa


Con man Nicolas Fox and FBI agent Kate O’Hare team up once again in their fourth adventure, The Scam, written by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. In this outing, Fox and O’Hare are on the trail of vicious casino tycoon Evan Trace. Although Trace’s casino money laundering is enabling terrorists, he has managed to evade law enforcement. Nick Fox, with the help of the reluctant Kate, sets up a snare to catch the elusive Trace.

Readers are treated to an outrageously fun romp as the scam to bring Trace to justice starts on the Las Vegas strip and stretches across the globe to Macau. They are sidetracked to Hawaii for a rescue mission involving Kate’s dad, Jake, and decide to add another villain to their con. Along the way, readers get an inside view of high stakes gambling and money laundering.

Kate O’Hare has her hands full juggling not just the ever-shifting and evolving scam, and its colorful characters, but also with the romantic tension between herself and bad-guy turned good-guy Nick Fox, as well as all around bad-guy Evan Trace. Romantic sparks fly and suspense builds as readers flip pages to discover who is scamming whom.

The Scam by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg is published by Bantam Hardcover, available September 15, 2015. Evanovich’s next Stephanie Plum adventure, Tricky Twenty-Two, goes on sale November 17, 2015.

Kelly Saderholm has written, blogged, and lectured about aspects of the mystery novel. She has moderated panels and presented papers at literary conferences, on both the Mystery Novel and Urban Fantasy. She is currently shifting from writing about mystery fiction to writing actual mystery fiction, and is working on a novel, as well as a non-fiction book dealing with Folklore in the American South. She is a recipient of a Kentucky Foundation for Women grant. She lives in South Central Kentucky with her family and two feline office assistants.

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