The Big Kahuna

The Big Kahuna

A Fox and O'Hare Novel

Book - 2019
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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 latest entry in the New York Times bestselling series 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).
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780525536642
Branch Call Number: FIC EVANOVICH, JANET
Characteristics: 303 pages ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Evanovich, Peter - Author


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Jun 23, 2020

Take away Lee Goldberg and apparently you take away a lot! I read and thoroughly enjoyed all the others in the series in order. This was a definite And failed attempt attempt to copycat a great series. Really too bad

May 07, 2020

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Jan 13, 2020

I concur with the rest of you.
“Stupid” is the best way to describe this mess...
The lowest rating is one ⭐️, but somehow mine shows another 1/2 ⭐️ (which I would never give it!)
I wish there was a “no star” option for ratings!

JessicaGma Oct 22, 2019

I did wonder why this was pretty blah and why they didn't assemble the usual cast of secondary characters - turns out no Lee Goldberg, so 50% less fun. So I will save myself the time of ever reading another one if they are indeed this hamfisted again. Read anything else.

Oct 01, 2019

Horrible. Don't waste your time - you won't be missing out on the Kate/Nick saga. Evanovich's son wrote this one and it's done at a 4th grade level. The story line and characters imply that he didn't read the other books in the series. Kate has become a ditzy Scooby Doo character that says "jinkies" a LOT. Nick is suddenly a fighting machine with the skills that Kate used to have. Nick now has meetings in the FBI offices with other agents - hmm... And the author made Kate's dad an idiot. I usually read these books in 2-3 days but this one was so painful that it took 2 weeks. I only finished because I can't stand to leave a book unfinished.

Sep 28, 2019

I thought it was just me, but judging from the previous comments, it isn't! Terrible book. I can't connect with the characters. I'm only finishing it because I started it. I've skipped over so many pages just to get it read. I won't read another one with these 2 authors......

Aug 19, 2019

This book was so disappointing. I couldn't finish it. Lee Goldberg obviously made this series. I hope he comes back for the next book or I'll have to wrap this series up.

Jul 14, 2019

I miss Lee Goldberg! This sixth installment did not do much for character development with the exception of Jake -- the king of distractions. He was my favorite character in this book. What a total BA! Anyway, in true Evanovich fashion there is lots of action, and quirky characters. Also loved the exotic locales -- sort of made me think of the challenges from the Amazing Race at times, too. Some have been annoyed by Cosmo, but I like him as a foil for Kate and Nick. If there is a #7 I will give it a chance.

Jul 07, 2019

I enjoyed the author's Stephanie Plum novels, but frankly this book was terrible. The two "rogue" agents set out on a path of total unrealistic destruction (exploding buildings, sinking boats, shooting down helicopters, etc) in order to get their man. I didn't understand the relationship between the two main characters, nor did I like either of them. The "irritating coworker" awkwardly inserted for comic relief was so irritating I just skipped his dialogue while reading. I basically skimmed the last 3rd of this book just to get it over with.

Jun 22, 2019

I loved this book! There was so much action and lots of humor. Indeed, most the action was unbelievable, but I find that when I feel the need to get lost in action, I prefer it to be the unbelievable type that unlike the tragedies we watch unfolding every day on the news.

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