The Big Kahuna

The Big Kahuna 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

  • Title: The Big Kahuna
  • Author: Janet Evanovich
  • ISBN: The Mark
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    B078GCBH3R
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    English
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  • Page: 116
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 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 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 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store 13.99 StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Kindle Edition, 320 pages Published March 26th 2019 by G.P Putnam s Sons More Details Original Title The Mark ASIN B078GCBH3R Edition Language English Series Fox and O Hare 6 Characters Nick Fox, Kate OHare Other Editions 13 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Big Kahuna, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Any one have an inkling as to why Lee Goldberg has been replaced by Raymond Benson as co author Curious as to how much if at all that changeup will impact the portrayal of the characters 8 likeslike one year ago See all 4 answers Stephanie I don t know but these characters need to be returned to Lee Goldberg stat He obviously did most of the writing in the other 5 books flag Who the heck is Raymond Benson and where is Lee Goldberg doesnt say anything about the change and Janets website doesnt even have the book on there yet This change is kinda pissing me offespecially since there are no reasons to why and it makes me nervous 5 likeslike one year ago Add your answer Caress Lol I had the same question I looked up Raymond Benson and apparently he wrote the James Bond novels When I was reading Lee Goldberg s website Lol I had the same question I looked up Raymond Benson and apparently he wrote the James Bond novels When I was reading Lee Goldberg s website from 5 2017 , it sounded like he was waiting on some publisher agreement, but was on board for a sixth book To read that he was waiting on negotiations, but then to see a sixth book published with a DIFFERENT authormakes me think he got pushed out Thumbs downtp leegoldberg tag fox ohare less flag See all 10 questions about The Big Kahuna Lists with 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Hawaiian backcountry, the story finally picks up the pace in the second half Unfortunately, that s just one of many disappointing aspects throughout the book The plot lacks substance, the main characters have different personalities from the previous books, and the minor characters are supposed to provide comic relief but fall short in that regard and wind up being annoying tagalongs The laughs are few and far between, but there is redemption in the fact that there is the usual mayhem and madness along the way As a stand alone book, it s an okay and occasionally amusing mindless read, but as part of the series it s a miss flag 65 likesLike see review View all 6 comments May 19, 2019 Debbie Oliphant rated it liked it I have read every book in this series, and have a few questions, what happened in the cliff hanger from book 5 and.hasn t Nick and Kate s relationship progressed This book felt like it should be 2 in the series and where was Nick s crew Why was Cosmo added to the storyline he was so annoying.The upside of this story was that the usual witty banter was there and the MacGyverish method of crime fighting I love Nick and Kate, their characters are so committed to their moral c I have read every book in this series, and have a few questions, what happened in the cliff hanger from book 5 and.hasn t Nick and Kate s relationship progressed This book felt like it should be 2 in the series and where was Nick s crew Why was Cosmo added to the storyline he was so annoying.The upside of this story was that the usual witty banter was there and the MacGyverish method of crime fighting I love Nick and Kate, their characters are so committed to their moral compass and the tension to break is hilarious The plot was interesting and felt current I love this series and hope this author brings back the method actor and the cast from the previous stories flag 55 likesLike see review View all 18 comments May 13, 2019 fleurette rated it it was ok Shelves crime, thief For some reason I thought that the fifth book in this series is the last one So when I found out there will be another one, I was in ecstasy People bound about Lee Goldberg not being on the deck, but to be honest I didn t care I haven t read any of his other books, I didn t see the difference Now I do.Apparently, Lee Goldberg is responsible for all this brilliant humour in this series Without him, there is not much left in here Previous books are on the very edge of a parody and I love it For some reason I thought that the fifth book in this series is the last one So when I found out there will be another one, I was in ecstasy People bound about Lee Goldberg not being on the deck, but to be honest I didn t care I haven t read any of his other books, I didn t see the difference Now I do.Apparently, Lee Goldberg is responsible for all this brilliant humour in this series Without him, there is not much left in here Previous books are on the very edge of a parody and I love it This one is your casual comedy And not even a good one.All those brilliant, intelligent, witty dialogues are completely gone With other books in this series I laughed out loud time after time Here I smiled from time to time and giggled once or twice But I also rolled my eyes and yawned Nothing left from this wonderful charm, this lightness and brightness of the previous books The dialogues are now really uninspiring and many times just meaningless They are there just to fill the pages Cosmo, who is probably supposed to be funny, only annoys me It s good we have Vicky who makes a better character saving the show.And let s stop for a minute and look at Kate and Nick I can t believe I m saying this, but they are boring Yes, those fascinating characters with vivid personalities are actually pretty dull For some reason Kate is no longer your kick ass heroine who can deal with everything but some unconfident, clumsy amateur She needs constant Nick s guidance And he is happy to deliver, since he turns into some Chuck Norris on steroids Now, he is an expert in all the physical activities that used to be Kate s domain Whatever it is swimming, climbing, parachuting Nick is your man Kate is a bit disposable most of the story And don t get me wrong, I love Nick, but even I love Nick AND Kate as a couple.And speaking of that, what has happened to their relationship They had sex in the previous books They were dating And now, out of nowhere we are back to the square one Well, not even to square one but some odd situation where we don t really know what is going on The temperature of their relationship is somewhere between book one and book two Kate tolerates Nick, and he makes a pass at her from time to time but with no heart to it This discontinuity seriously bothers me There was this wonderful sexual tension between them in the previous books and now it s totally gone.And let s talk about the plot I would really like to know where to find one, because this book is in a serious need of some The plot line is sparse and feeble Kate and Nick wander between Hawaii, New Zealand and the Czech Republic basically without much purpose or plan For some reason I do not quite understand, they are engaged in searching for a missing specialist in AI Why a world class thief is needed for this is a mystery to me And let s say it clearly and soundly, there is no proper con in this story Yes, no con, if you don t count this weak attempt that barely covers two chapters and that we have already seen in the previous book Oh, and one thing, there is also no our well known crew, just so you know.One last thing, because this bothers me a lot Seriously, what is with all these encyclopedic bits about Hawaii and New Zealand If I was so curious, I would just read The highest mountain, the area of the island and so on all those unnecessary and uninteresting titbits plus constant swoon over the beauty of Hawaii New Zealand Were the authors paid to include those parts Because they for sure look really forced and bizarre.If this book wasn t the same length as the others in this series, I would think this is just an in between novella It seriously feels like one There is no full cast of characters, some minor characters are given a chance, the plot is unlike the well known pattern and the general plot line like Kate and Nick relationship doesn t move a bit I m seriously disappointed After this book, I wish the series ended with the last one And that s something since I love this series I m giving 2.5 stars flag 45 likesLike see review View all 18 comments Apr 27, 2018 Tina marked it as eh lost interest FINAL UPDATE Yeah I am gonna peace out on this one I ve read too many reviews that give credence to my initial fear that Lee Goldberg s absence translates to the book not feeling like a real Fox and O Hare story Maybe if he comes back I ll pick this series up again But for now, this series stops at book five for me And this book, I will treat it like I do The Godfather III movie in my world that movie doesn t exist UPDATE Well, now has the co author list FINAL UPDATE Yeah I am gonna peace out on this one I ve read too many reviews that give credence to my initial fear that Lee Goldberg s absence translates to the book not feeling like a real Fox and O Hare story Maybe if he comes back I ll pick this series up again But for now, this series stops at book five for me And this book, I will treat it like I do The Godfather III movie in my world that movie doesn t exist UPDATE Well, now has the co author listed as Peter Evanovich What happened to Raymond Benson Not that I even knew who Raymond Benson was nor ever read a word he wrote, but dammit I miss him already Sigh This has been tentatively downgraded from a MUST READ to a I ll wait and see Not sure who Raymond Benson is, but if Lee Goldberg s absence as a co author translates into a different feel of this book from the rest, then I might have to abandon this series Sigh flag 37 likesLike see review View all 20 comments May 07, 2019 Shannon rated it did not like it Disappointed so far I m on Chapter 10 in the audiobook Am I missing a newsflash about the timeline or something Kate and Nick were in love in the last book, and now there isn t even a glimmer of that It s like this is book 2 in the series not the latest installment No ounce of love or affection between Kate and Nick No comradery between Jake and Nick The characters turned into caricatures as if someone else entirely wrote the book Additionally, Cosmo is soooo over the top annoying he s n Disappointed so far I m on Chapter 10 in the audiobook Am I missing a newsflash about the timeline or something Kate and Nick were in love in the last book, and now there isn t even a glimmer of that It s like this is book 2 in the series not the latest installment No ounce of love or affection between Kate and Nick No comradery between Jake and Nick The characters turned into caricatures as if someone else entirely wrote the book Additionally, Cosmo is soooo over the top annoying he s not even cute and funny any you just want him to shut the hell up I feel like Annie Wilkes in Misery I keep saying things like, Do they think we ve got amnesia They were in love They re using money from their own undercover heists not government money Jake and Nick are very close HE DIDN T GET OUT OF THE COCKADOODIE CAAAR In order to restore my sanity and love for the series and audio narrator, to continue listening, I will attempt to lighten up, lower my anticipation and expectation levels, consider it book 2 in the series, and try to focus on funny moments along the way so it doesn t feel like a complete waste of my time Disappointed Fan UPDATE Can t do it I had to stop listening by the middle of Chapter 18I couldn t take the ridiculousness, the mindless slapstick UN FUNNY bantering, the completely wrong take on the characters These are NOT the characters from previous books This is NOT the intricately woven con of books past This Is Garbage And I m sorry I love the rest of her books If you can finish it, good for you If you re cringing as each chapter goes by, just stop I shudder at the thought of continuing, like I ll be angry at myself for wasting my timesuch as when I finished the third Hunger Games book or didn t leave the theater during Iron Man 2 SoooI m out And I feel good about it flag 25 likesLike see review View all 11 comments May 08, 2019 Jenna rated it did not like it Shelves don t bother This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here What happened to Nick and Kate The leads in this book are called Kate O Hare and Nick Fox, but aside from surface characteristics he s handsome She s an FBI agent they have NOTHING in common with the characters I ve grown attached to over the past five books The Big Kahuna suffers from a lack of everything that makes the previous installments good lack of a con, lack of a crew, lack of sassy banter, lack of amusing situations, and lack of character development I don t know if Evanovich What happened to Nick and Kate The leads in this book are called Kate O Hare and Nick Fox, but aside from surface characteristics he s handsome She s an FBI agent they have NOTHING in common with the characters I ve grown attached to over the past five books The Big Kahuna suffers from a lack of everything that makes the previous installments good lack of a con, lack of a crew, lack of sassy banter, lack of amusing situations, and lack of character development I don t know if Evanovich is tired of writing this series, but it sure reads that way She s so un invested in her own characters that she resorts to tired and repetitive descriptions of their reactions to events for example, I lost count of how many times Nick gave a crooked smile or Kate rolled her eyes We get it he s adorable and she s grumpy I ve been waiting for this book for YEARS Nick and Kate go undercover as a married couple Their relationship has always been one of the most compelling parts of the story for me watching how they interact, how they slowly let one another into their lives and hearts In book 4, Nick introduced Kate to Lucie in case things ever go badly In book 5, Kate admits she has serious feelings for Nick What happened to the man who kissed Kate and told her she was everything to him Because he is totally absent from TBK Same with the woman who was trying to come to terms with her commitment to her job vs her involvement with a felon The lead characters in this book occasionally have sex, but only after long chapters with scattered references to Nick basically pestering Kate to do it and her almost continually turning him down There s hardly a hint that she s even attracted to him, and definitely no hints at all as to anything deeper.Look, we all know that the romance between them was always the B plot heck, maybe even the C plot but it was there, it existed, and it was progressing Somewhere in the space of time from the end of The Pursuit to the start of The Big Kahuna both Nick and Kate had their minds wiped, at least as to their emotional connection to one another And all these complaints are front loaded before I confront the abysmal story.The plot, which is usually a rollicking ride of daring risks and laugh out loud humor, reads like passages from a Hawaiian guide book road map About halfway through I realized that I was bored the only reason I bothered to finish reading was the hope that there would be something recognizable about Nick and or Kate by the time the book ended Alas, dear readers, there was not Tl dr summary Fox and O Hare fans, don t bother with this one There s no scam, no romance, and no crew Any story you make up in your head about Nick and Kate will be far superior to this disappointing waste of time flag 21 likesLike see review View 2 comments May 27, 2019 Skip rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves thriller, series in progress Pretty dreadful, especially for anyone who has enjoyed the first five books in this series As further proof when does ever have a lower reader rating than A Silicon Valley unicorn is missing, and Nick Fox and Kate O Hare are trying to find him, enlisting the help of a stoner, an Instagram supermodel, Jake, and an FBI desk jockey, who would never be allowed out in the field The zippy repartee is gone as is the magic between Kate and Nick although a trip to Hawaii is always a t Pretty dreadful, especially for anyone who has enjoyed the first five books in this series As further proof when does ever have a lower reader rating than A Silicon Valley unicorn is missing, and Nick Fox and Kate O Hare are trying to find him, enlisting the help of a stoner, an Instagram supermodel, Jake, and an FBI desk jockey, who would never be allowed out in the field The zippy repartee is gone as is the magic between Kate and Nick although a trip to Hawaii is always a treat Peter Evanovich cannot carry Lee Goldberg s jock strap as a writer Shame on the publisher and on Janet flag 19 likesLike see review May 07, 2019 Isabella rated it liked it WTF this book, aghhhhh I love Janet Evanovich but without Lee Goldberg, this is not the same, the characters are totally different, they are childish and stupid I want my old Nick and Kate beck, I want the brilliant con and badass Jack After so much wait, total disappointment Three stars only because I love Janet Evanovich flag 17 likesLike see review May 09, 2019 Stephanie rated it did not like it review of another edition If you have never read any of the Fox and O Hare series you might like this It s an easy read and if you go into it with no expectations you might find it fun, but if you are expecting a Fox and O Hare adventure you will than likely be saying WHAT and wondering what happened to the characters you fell in love with for 5 books My theory is Lee Goldberg did most or all of the writing on the other 5 books I m not sure that Peter Evanovich or even Janet Evanovich has read any of the If you have never read any of the Fox and O Hare series you might like this It s an easy read and if you go into it with no expectations you might find it fun, but if you are expecting a Fox and O Hare adventure you will than likely be saying WHAT and wondering what happened to the characters you fell in love with for 5 books My theory is Lee Goldberg did most or all of the writing on the other 5 books I m not sure that Peter Evanovich or even Janet Evanovich has read any of the other books because the continuity issues are astounding view spoiler First of all, Nicholas Fox and Kate O Hare couldn t risk being seen traveling together on commercial flights or walking through airports where they might be recognized by law enforcement officers of captured on surveillance cameras The Chase chapter 3 That s the whole premise of the series Nick is helping the FBI while Kate is chasing him But now Nick is in Jessup s office in the FBI building like it s an everyday occurrence WHAT Secondly, where is our crew No Boyd No Willie Jake wasn t even Jake, like pod Jake In the other books Jake and Nick had a close relationship Here, maybe acquaintances Instead we are saddled with vapid one dimensional characters of Vicki and Cosmo Ugh Third, Nick and Kate s relationship We go from the end of The Scam and then all of The Pursuit of them being in a romantic relationship and now NOTHING I m sorry WHAT hide spoiler I don t know if they were under contract to get a 6th Fox and O Hare book out and Mr Goldberg wasn t available so they slapped something together but I would have been than happy to wait a little longer for a true Fox and O Hare adventure than this farce Please, I beg you, Ms Evanovich return these characters back to Lee Goldberg You readers deserve better flag 16 likesLike see review View all 3 comments May 12, 2019 Francesca Mother of Cats Selina rated it did not like it NOPE I need to bleach my brain and try to remove this monstrosity from my memory.If you ask me, the Fox O Hare series ended with The Pursuit Period.The Big Kahuna is a shadow of what this series used to be the adventures of an FBI agent tasked with keeping tabs on a world famous con man as they plan elaborate cons to capture big criminals The dialogues were hilarious and full of banter and humor, the cons super elaborate and the plot rich of action, the secondary characters were fascina NOPE I need to bleach my brain and try to remove this monstrosity from my memory.If you ask me, the Fox O Hare series ended with The Pursuit Period.The Big Kahuna is a shadow of what this series used to be the adventures of an FBI agent tasked with keeping tabs on a world famous con man as they plan elaborate cons to capture big criminals The dialogues were hilarious and full of banter and humor, the cons super elaborate and the plot rich of action, the secondary characters were fascinating and funny and fully fleshed out, the budding romance between Kate and Nick was charming and real.This book is the complete opposite gone is the romance seriously, I felt like I was back to book 1 with how frigid the two MCs acted , gone is the cast of colorful secondary characters the ones that are shoved in as replacements appear as caricatures and are super annoyingeven Jake s personality took a steep dive into shit , gone are the funny dialogues instead we get lines after lines of unfunny slapstick bantering , gone is the con plot HOW How can you mess up so bad and completely ignore the theme of the series , gone is the character development of the two MCs.I m sad because I was highly anticipating this book, I m sad because it left such sour taste in my mouth, I m sad because it wasn t supposed to go like thisand I m angryoh I am so fucking mad.The characters deserved so much better, the series deserved better, the readers deserved better.I wanted to have faith in Janet Evanovich but without Lee Goldberg this series is just plain awful I hope she will never touch this again unless the partnership is reinstalled.For what concerns me, this book never existed and is removed from the canon flag 13 likesLike see review View all 5 comments May 06, 2019 Desi Kennedy rated it liked it review of another edition This only got a three because I love Janet Evanovich Buts, it was funny, yes, it entertained However, the supporting characters we have come love were gone Also the con, for the last what, chapter, we had a con But these books are fun because of the WHOLE story being a con And what is up with Jake s character This is not the strong man we have seen in the other books I am so disappointed Even Nick was just not Nick flag 9 likesLike see review May 12, 2019 Debra Polk rated it it was ok I have to agree with so many others Disappointment sums up my feelings on this book When you wait so long for a new installment in a series you love and then the author and editors release a story that reads like they have forgotten huge parts of the main character backstories, one wonders why they let themselves get hooked on the series to start with.I have thought for some time that either the author or the publishes or both favor the Plum series and the Fox O Hare books are the neglected st I have to agree with so many others Disappointment sums up my feelings on this book When you wait so long for a new installment in a series you love and then the author and editors release a story that reads like they have forgotten huge parts of the main character backstories, one wonders why they let themselves get hooked on the series to start with.I have thought for some time that either the author or the publishes or both favor the Plum series and the Fox O Hare books are the neglected stepchildren, so to speak The Big Kahuna is damning evidence that I have been right.I feel sorry for Peter because this appears to be his first big break in the industry When you google an author and the first line that appears is Peter is Janet s son well, unfair is the kindest thing I can say Peter may very well be a great writer but putting him in the number two seat of an established series after you have lost your original writing partner for whatever reason and I have no doubt it is a dandy reason, that us readers will never know, probably due to a combination of legalese and class on the part of both Janet and Lee is just not fair to anyone.The previous books did such a great job building the characters and the romance between Kate and Nick Yes, there are a few passionate moments but there are no references to how they got to where they are or how they plan to deal with the increasing closeness they share.For that reason alone, the shower scene was a disservice to both the characters and the readers.The last scene was reminiscent of the genuine fondness that had built up between Kate and Nick over the course of the series but it is too little far too late.I would love for the publisher to get its act together and find away to get The Mark the book that was supposed to be the next in the series completed and published by my hopes are faint after seeing what they ended up releasing.There is plenty of action and banter but I agree with other reviews when they have said that only someone who has not read the previous books will not come away feeling cheated by this installment.I would hate to see this series end and I think people would be forgiving if another book came out and it was back on track meaning the series regained it s previous continuity and richness in both narrative and characterization but I can t help feeling it already has flag 8 likesLike see review May 07, 2019 Jilly rated it liked it I love this series, and was entertained with this latest installment That being said, this book did not live up to my expectations, especially after such a looong wait Perhaps it was the change in co authors, but some of the characters seemed off most notably Nick Gone was the suave, sophisticated con man, and in his place was a bit of a goof His intelligent banter with Kate was lacking, as was their overall relationship disappointingly, that didn t seem to progress at all from the last I love this series, and was entertained with this latest installment That being said, this book did not live up to my expectations, especially after such a looong wait Perhaps it was the change in co authors, but some of the characters seemed off most notably Nick Gone was the suave, sophisticated con man, and in his place was a bit of a goof His intelligent banter with Kate was lacking, as was their overall relationship disappointingly, that didn t seem to progress at all from the last book.The plot was a bit sloppy Despite action packed scenes, it didn t feel like much happened throughout the entirety of the 300 pages In the past it seemed as if the cons were well developed and complex, but this time I felt the whole mission just meandered from point A to point B Further, the team consisted of secondary characters that didn t really serve any purpose Cosmo was a joke and not a funny one One even disappeared somewhat randomly, having been killed off stage.Perhaps it was pressures behind the scenes a change in authors, deadline changes, etc that led to this being my least favorite book in the series Though I m disappointed, I am still invested in the characters and look forward to the next book But please, for the love of God, bring back Lee Goldberg for the next one flag 8 likesLike see review Jun 04, 2019 Barbara Rogers rated it liked it Shelves audiobook, 2019 read, iblog Series Fox and O Hare 6Publication Date 3 26 19Number of Pages 320Wow I m not sure where to go with this review and this rating I enjoyed the story, the humor was good and the plot was interesting, I even enjoyed the addition of Cosmo, who gave a good bit of comic relief to the story What has me confused is the changes in the overall series Up until this book, Nick and Kate were a couple and I loved the two of them together In this book, the relationship has regressed back to about th Series Fox and O Hare 6Publication Date 3 26 19Number of Pages 320Wow I m not sure where to go with this review and this rating I enjoyed the story, the humor was good and the plot was interesting, I even enjoyed the addition of Cosmo, who gave a good bit of comic relief to the story What has me confused is the changes in the overall series Up until this book, Nick and Kate were a couple and I loved the two of them together In this book, the relationship has regressed back to about the point it was in the first book of the series Another thing is that kick ass Kate isn t so kick ass any Yes, she was tough, but Nick seemed to be the one with all of the physical skills I m sure a lot of it is because of the new co author, but Janet Evanovich was still there and should certainly have seen to the continuity of the series Kate and Nick s relationship is what made the series work and I hope that their lack of a relationship in this book doesn t sound the death knell for the series.Kate and Nick are handed an assignment to find a missing Silicon Valley billionaire Since neither Kate nor Nick are good at doing the required paperwork, another member, Cosmo, is added to their team Most reviewers didn t seem to appreciate Cosmo, but I did I thought he added a good bit of comic relief he made me think of a Tim Conway type of character.The missing man, an excellent pilot, took off in his plane and just disappeared His wife and business associates want him declared dead, but Nick and Kate won t declare that until they have proof of his demise The only clue to his location is his game playing, weed smoking son who lives on a farm in Hawaii When Nick and Kate arrive at the farm, it is to find several heavily armed mercenaries approaching the farmhouse They manage to get rid of the mercenaries and then plan to follow the son to wherever his father might be hiding.The story is action packed and interesting We travel from Hawaii to New Zealand to the Czech Republic and along the way we sink boats, blow up mountains, and set fire to vineyards We have lots of page time with Kate s father and I liked that part, but none of Nick s entourage appeared at all and I missed them.So, I m rating this a three star because it is such a departure from the previous books in the series Had this been the first book, perhaps I wouldn t have been disappointed, but as it was the sixth book, it should have added to the series rather than regressing it no matter how good the story was or wasn t flag 7 likesLike see review Jun 22, 2019 Cyndi rated it it was amazing The Big Kahuna is missing Who will be in charge Who will offer great words of wisdom Well, that may be pushing the definition a bit since this Kahuna isn t at all wise His leadership mainly leads to the next wave But he is a billionaire and the FBI wants to find him So they send our intrepid agent and her side kick, the charismatic thief Soon they learn that quite a few people want Kahuna dead, including his porn star wife Our story leads us to Hawaii and the brilliant Evanovich s bring The Big Kahuna is missing Who will be in charge Who will offer great words of wisdom Well, that may be pushing the definition a bit since this Kahuna isn t at all wise His leadership mainly leads to the next wave But he is a billionaire and the FBI wants to find him So they send our intrepid agent and her side kick, the charismatic thief Soon they learn that quite a few people want Kahuna dead, including his porn star wife Our story leads us to Hawaii and the brilliant Evanovich s bring the beauty of the land to life This story is fun and exciting with lots of things blowing up It s Janet Evanovich, after all flag 7 likesLike see review View all 4 comments May 22, 2019 Melanie rated it it was ok PLEASE BRING LEE GOLDBERG BACK TO WRITING THIS SERIES I really loved the Fox and O Hare series even than Stephanie Plum, until this book Stephanie, oh wait, Kate is indecisive about who she should fall in love with wait, there isn t a Morelli in this series Adding in the Instagram Model was dumb and people a SELFIE is a picture that you, YOURSELF takes If someone else takes your picture it is not a SELFIE but a picture, snapshot, or photo you can decide which term you prefer PLEASE BRING LEE GOLDBERG BACK TO WRITING THIS SERIES I really loved the Fox and O Hare series even than Stephanie Plum, until this book Stephanie, oh wait, Kate is indecisive about who she should fall in love with wait, there isn t a Morelli in this series Adding in the Instagram Model was dumb and people a SELFIE is a picture that you, YOURSELF takes If someone else takes your picture it is not a SELFIE but a picture, snapshot, or photo you can decide which term you prefer Nike and Kate would never have trusted Larry The best thing about this book was Jake and even he was a was not as fun as he has been in the past I had not read anything by Lee Goldberg, but I could identify Evanovich s input in the different books and thought they made a great pairing Now I m going to need to start reading Lee Goldberg Please, if you continue this series make sure you include Mr Goldberg this time I m sure you enjoyed working with your son, but create another series to write together if that is your desire flag 7 likesLike see review May 29, 2019 Kari rated it it was ok I am very sad to give this book 2 stars Like MANY others reviewers who are fans of the series and the characters, I was sorely disappointed in this long awaited 6th book in the series The continuity of character and plot was just not there Here are my thoughts some spoilers and a rant ahead 1 Where is the con This was all shoot em up and explosions and no nuanced, intelligent, well planned con like I am used to from Nick No finesse ALL the plans just included shooting or exploding thei I am very sad to give this book 2 stars Like MANY others reviewers who are fans of the series and the characters, I was sorely disappointed in this long awaited 6th book in the series The continuity of character and plot was just not there Here are my thoughts some spoilers and a rant ahead 1 Where is the con This was all shoot em up and explosions and no nuanced, intelligent, well planned con like I am used to from Nick No finesse ALL the plans just included shooting or exploding their way out of things Boring.2 The relationship between Nick and Kate was stilted and so on the surface I wanted to scream It was as if Janet and Peter re read the first two books in the series and thought we got this and just forgot about the character development in the last three Kate shoves Nick to the sleep in the ice cream truck in the beginning of the book because she can t get involved with a con man since she s FBI, then by page 190, they are in the shower together It took her FOUR books to get that far before And why, if this is supposed to be the 6th book in the series, is she kicking him to the curb in the beginning and acting as though they haven t ever been intimate when they ve had sex several times in the previous books If this were a one off or earlier in the series, I would be disappointed in the build up of the romance between them Kate seems to go from ice queen to rip my clothes off in no time with no real reason 3 What about the question at the end of book 5 No mention of that conversation AT ALL I ve been waiting YEARS for that conversation to be finished or at least mentioned Not cool, Janet not cool AT ALL.4 Did anyone else notice that all of a sudden Kate suddenly thinks Nick has had military training Just now WTF 5 Cosmo Really Even his character was different from before He never called her KatieBug He didn t really try to hit on her, like he did in the past Even he, as a secondary character, was different.6 Can we talk about Hawaii Kate and Nick were just there if we are to believe this book comes after the 5th Nick had planned a super romantic rendezvous for the two of them before he was kidnapped Yet, there is no mention of that in this book AT ALL No like hey remember the last time we were here wink, wink, nudge, nudge Nothing It was as though it didn t happen.7 Overall, everything just seemed very rushed and on the surface to me Kate and Nick have turned into caricatures of themselves and we rarely get in depth looks into their thoughts like past books provided We don t get to see Jake doing strange retirement things that I looked forward to hearing about We don t get the rest of the team that I m used to although, without a con see 1 above they really weren t needed What are you doing do us, Janet Is this proof that Lee Goldberg did most of the writing in the previous books of the series Did Peter even read the other books to get a sense of plot and character development I m disappointed that some of my favorite characters were treated so poorly Especially having waiting so long for this one to be released flag 6 likesLike see review May 09, 2019 Anita rated it it was amazing Shelves mystery cozy, kindle la county I got my wish I wanted Big Jake and we got of this awesome, retired Spec Ops Operator and Kate s dad I can see what a difference Peter Evanovich has made He brings action to the action scenes and the overall effect is wonderful The banter between Nick and Kate, the way they work together to get out of tight situations is great and the subtle sexual undercurrent between them is beyond hot I read Janet Evanovich to be entertained and this one hit the mark.The Big Kahuna, aka bi I got my wish I wanted Big Jake and we got of this awesome, retired Spec Ops Operator and Kate s dad I can see what a difference Peter Evanovich has made He brings action to the action scenes and the overall effect is wonderful The banter between Nick and Kate, the way they work together to get out of tight situations is great and the subtle sexual undercurrent between them is beyond hot I read Janet Evanovich to be entertained and this one hit the mark.The Big Kahuna, aka billionaire Silicon Valley IT genus Richard Wylde, is missing Why is this a case for Nick and Kate you may ask Well, they are sorta on Carl Jessup s naughty list for a high profile incident involving a Ferrari, a fire at the Beverly Wilshire hotel and a fifty five million dollar watch So, they have been assigned to find the Big Kahuna Jessup has gifted them with a new team member, Cosmo Uno, Kate s annoying cube mate Also looking for the Kahuna are his second, or third wife, a Super Instagram Model, Vicky, and his Czech business investor, Olga Zellenkova But, they are invested in finding him dead rather than alive.Following their only lead the team heads for Hawaii and the Kahuna s son, Hamilton a drop out surfer dude They arrive only to find they aren t the only ones on this trail Vicky and Olga are there too and some nasty guys with guns also Someone seriously wants the Kahuna and anyone with him dead flag 7 likesLike see review View all 3 comments May 10, 2019 Laura R rated it did not like it This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Wowjust wow I signed up for a account just so I could write a review I never pre order books but I was so excited about this book I did just that And now I feel super dumb I can t even begin to talk about how disappointing this book was Who are these people and where did our characters go Not only were we missing the characters we know and love we got stuck with a cast that was so unbelievably annoying i wouldn t have minded if they d all fallen off that crawling trail They Wowjust wow I signed up for a account just so I could write a review I never pre order books but I was so excited about this book I did just that And now I feel super dumb I can t even begin to talk about how disappointing this book was Who are these people and where did our characters go Not only were we missing the characters we know and love we got stuck with a cast that was so unbelievably annoying i wouldn t have minded if they d all fallen off that crawling trail They seem to have replaced tough as nails Willie with a alternate reality version that takes nonstop selfies There was no central plot, no central con, and no chemistry between the team members There was no team Just people that Nick and Kate got stuck with Which btw just seems implausible for such motivated and smart people that they couldn t figure out a way to get rid of people they don t want And why have Larry pledge his life to Nick and Kate for him to turn around and double cross them with people who literally tried to kill him the day before Why even have him He was so annoying, that Instagram model was so annoying, the Kahuna was so annoying, even Jake was getting on my nerves He wasn t the rational, sharp, leader we ve all come to know and love He was just the guy who wanted to blow everything up which, granted, led to fun results But with the amount of careful planning that was put in, they could also have just chucked the detonator down the hill with similar results And also, if the bad guys wanted the Kahuna alive, why did they spend half the book trying to kill him Are we really supposed to believe that highly trained bad guys thought shooting rockets at a mountain side would bring the target down safely and gently There s a reason Kate continually threatened to shoot Cosmo whenever he called her Why would you make a character that was purposefully so annoying a main character Why Why would you replace smart, self sufficient, down to earth people like Chet, and Willie, and Tom with these people It made reading the book sooooo hard I wanted to root for these characters but I just didn t care about them and the they talked, the I started to consider actively rooting against them I kept going til the end but it was a harder trek than that climb up the mountain Get Lee Goldberg back It may be imperative to the continuation of this series It may be the only way for people to give the next book a chance flag 6 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 09, 2019 Marie rated it did not like it review of another edition Horrible Maybe an okay read, if you haven t read books 1 5 Janet and Lee need to get back together and write a 6.0, claim a bad dream, like Bobby Ewing stepping out of the shower We ll forgive you Fix this story line Give us back Kate Nick Jake and the rest of the amazing crew Try to remember, Nick can t go to the police station to help fill out paperwork This is supposed to be covert, clever The evolution of the characters is now gone There is no continuity in this series any, it w Horrible Maybe an okay read, if you haven t read books 1 5 Janet and Lee need to get back together and write a 6.0, claim a bad dream, like Bobby Ewing stepping out of the shower We ll forgive you Fix this story line Give us back Kate Nick Jake and the rest of the amazing crew Try to remember, Nick can t go to the police station to help fill out paperwork This is supposed to be covert, clever The evolution of the characters is now gone There is no continuity in this series any, it was hard enough for me to look past Meagan having 2 daughters at first, then all of a sudden a boy and girl Clearly, I m still not over that If you can make The Mark Benson go away, you can have a do over on this I believe in you Janet E Kate and Nick is your best series yet Please fix this flag 6 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 25, 2019 Drduby rated it did not like it This book needs to be taken out and shot It was in no way funny just over the top flag 6 likesLike see review Jun 15, 2019 Karen rated it really liked it Just fun My favorite scene was Kate and Nick in the lugelol Loved the cast of characters and how their quirkiness adds to the story flag 5 likesLike see review May 09, 2019 Amraandjustin rated it it was ok I don t know what happened with this book but it s the worst It feels like someone s first book I have read all the other Fox and O Hare books and loved them, but this one really just falls flat The characters are not defined enough and some of them are over the top stupid, Hamilton and Cosmo make it hard to suspend reality or even enjoy the exchanges they have with any of the other characters I was waiting for so long for this book and I am so bummed out that this is what I paid money for I don t know what happened with this book but it s the worst It feels like someone s first book I have read all the other Fox and O Hare books and loved them, but this one really just falls flat The characters are not defined enough and some of them are over the top stupid, Hamilton and Cosmo make it hard to suspend reality or even enjoy the exchanges they have with any of the other characters I was waiting for so long for this book and I am so bummed out that this is what I paid money for All the Nick and Kate back and forth is stale there is no sexual tension or anything Nick and Kate s bet is just the worst, code names or her deepest desire COME ON Who wrote this I am really feeling the loss of Lee Goldberg in this one I don t know who this book was for, if you are a fan of the series it isn t for you The writing is so bad I am having the hardest time getting into and enjoying this book I really relish almost all of Janet Evanovich s other books but this one is just so corny Here s to hoping the next book is better flag 5 likesLike see review May 10, 2019 Danielle Kellner rated it liked it This is my least favorite book of the series New Characters are goofy and childish Story is lacking As far as action goes for kate its lacking as well The clever nick fox sounds goofy and not white collar con man like at all The plans happen to work by dumb luck, not because they are well thought out con man schemes The ending was disappointing I really hope Janet continues this series with the next book and it is a knock out of the park with a clever crime that has the readers thinking a This is my least favorite book of the series New Characters are goofy and childish Story is lacking As far as action goes for kate its lacking as well The clever nick fox sounds goofy and not white collar con man like at all The plans happen to work by dumb luck, not because they are well thought out con man schemes The ending was disappointing I really hope Janet continues this series with the next book and it is a knock out of the park with a clever crime that has the readers thinking and a cleaver exhilarating chase flag 5 likesLike see review May 10, 2019 Cat Murphy rated it it was ok I went back to the last book as I felt like I had missed something major Nick and Kate s relationship is completely different and not in a good way I did enjoy the story but I am so disappointed with these characters Waited this long for the next book and was really disappointed flag 5 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jun 02, 2019 Kathy Davie rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves romantic suspense Sixth in the Fox and O Hare too funny romantic suspense series and revolving around an unscrupulous yet charming international thief, Nick Fox, and the by the book, straight arrow of an FBI agent, Kate O Hare, forced into partnership to tackle the out of bounds cases ordinary FBI agents can t touch.My TakeOops, Kate and Nick are in trouble She s too focused on getting the bad guys while Nick revels in the chase, lol And the expenses are wracking up The Evanoviches use global subjective third p Sixth in the Fox and O Hare too funny romantic suspense series and revolving around an unscrupulous yet charming international thief, Nick Fox, and the by the book, straight arrow of an FBI agent, Kate O Hare, forced into partnership to tackle the out of bounds cases ordinary FBI agents can t touch.My TakeOops, Kate and Nick are in trouble She s too focused on getting the bad guys while Nick revels in the chase, lol And the expenses are wracking up The Evanoviches use global subjective third person point of view, as we view events from the perspective of a number of characters in a story that is both character and action driven with prose that moves along, as evidenced by the action, but it simply isn t as compelling as previous books Sure climbing mountains, hiking treacherous trails, being hunted throughout Hawaiian forests, the grenades and guns, witness protection, zip line escapes, and means there is no end to an excitement Add in that brilliant, whacky Nick who is always a crack up with Kate as his once conservative foil, and you never really know what to expect Then there s Vicky Hoo, boy Good thing Richard thinks she s a hoot Cosmo Oh, boy I can only hope he doesn t prove as useful as Jessup hoped Eeek.That said, I have lots of niggles in this onewell, one big one I miss Lee Goldberg s touch in this The Big Kahuna feels like it was written by rote There s a humor, a flow, missing Although, I did appreciate their development of the crazy people living on the beach at Peahi, ROFL.The sex scenes are a mere mention, and their development doesn t ring for me Another small niggle is why isn t Jessup questioning the deputy attorney general requesting that a missing man be declared lost at sea without there being any real search done That ending Nick came up withLOL Too bad he couldn t keep some of itThe StoryIt s state of the art AI, a technology that enables machines to learn, one for which people are willing to kidnap andor kill And now the developer of that tech is missing and one of his investors is frantically shredding piles and piles of papers.The CharactersKate O Hare is a straitlaced FBI agent tasked with handling a criminal Former Lieutenant Colonel Jake O Hare is retired Army Special Forces who lives to help Kate He s my favorite character in this, lol He lives in Megan s Kate s younger sister detached converted garage.Nicolas Fox, a.k.a Nicolas Nacky , Social Media Influencer Influencer, is a brilliant con man, a man of many unexpected talents, and a world class thief Rain is a candlemaker who attends protests Nicolas Lodeon is a big wave surfer.FBI, Los AngelesSpecial Agent in Charge Karl Jessup is Kate s boss who came up with the Nick Fox plan Senior Agent Cosmos Uno is the excessively annoying desk wimp who works in the cubicle next to Kate You have no idea how annoying that boy is, lol Karl Ketchup is a field office manager.Richard Wylde, a.k.a the Big Kahuna, owns a Silicon Valley software artificial intelligence start up, Sentience, who has disappeared Hamilton is Richard s hippie son who lives to surf and is based at Peahi, Hawaii Victoria Wylde is his porn actress, Instagram model wife The third Larry is Victoria s photographer lawyer.Olga Zellenkova is the firecrotch hottie Czech venture capitalist, who has invested in Sentience, but not in its owner Jasper and Horace are a couple of thugs employed by Viktor Neklan, a former head of the StB, Czech secret police.Greg is a gamer making unsuspected millions playing Fortnite Battle Royale Mrs Kowowski is his annoyed grandmother Betina is the hot sexy actress who ad libs for Greg.HawaiiSteve and Willow own a yurt near Peahi Mike is the head hermit who lives in a cave Bob is a Dumbledore wanna be and a former US Marine with a fascinating stash Naked Gary and Naked Susan are arguing about yoga Tanya and Grace and Stanley are of the gossipy inhabitants of the beach.PragueZhang Wei is the Chinese ambassador Zhang Yong is the son who loves gaming.Beth is the manager at Graff jewelry store Angela Rook is the operations manager at the FBO Kranos, a biotech developing cancer drugs, was founded by Irenka Radcliffe Waterloo is an Internet security start up owned by Peter Travis Sarka is a waitress at a restaurant in Queenstown Thomas Worth is the best counterprotestor protestor, and he s putting together the asshats who include Cheryl.The Cover and TitleThe cover has a royal blue background split into subtle geometric shapes with the silhouettes of Kate in a thigh length skirt and suit jacket and Nick in his own business suit There s an info blurb in white angled at the top The primary author is in an embossed golden yellow with white highlights HUGE while the secondary author is much tinier beneath it Immediately underneath this is the title, also at an angle in a grey outlined silver with a similar embossing At the bottom, angled, is the series information in white.The title is the missing billionaire, The Big Kahuna flag 5 likesLike see review View all 4 comments May 07, 2019 Simona rated it it was ok This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Boring, boring, boring.The characters are reduced to cardboard masks, and are reduced in numbers, as well.Nick has become a sort of ever smiling superhuman even with a wounded arm he can free climb a mountain Kate is a ever complaining shoulder Jack a prone to destruction maniac.Then there is the annoying Cosmo Maybe his character was meant to be the comic relief to tune down the tension, but he is so stupid I can but ask how the FBI could hire him.To end with the plot the previous books sh Boring, boring, boring.The characters are reduced to cardboard masks, and are reduced in numbers, as well.Nick has become a sort of ever smiling superhuman even with a wounded arm he can free climb a mountain Kate is a ever complaining shoulder Jack a prone to destruction maniac.Then there is the annoying Cosmo Maybe his character was meant to be the comic relief to tune down the tension, but he is so stupid I can but ask how the FBI could hire him.To end with the plot the previous books shone with the intricancy of the cons I ended the book hoping for a con worth reading.An example for the ingenuity of the plot the good guys are kidnapping the big bad boss They start chatting, exchanging movie quotes, so the big bad boss has plenty enough time to activate his panic button Mr Goldberg s Nick and Kate would have never steep so low.Not to mention the advertised Jack framed and on the run Not to mention, because it is not in the book.Maybe it was a discarded idea, or maybe it will be in the next book.Expand a little the sex scenes and you ll have a cheap romance.Maybe I ll read the next book, maybe not, this one really disappointed me flag 4 likesLike see review May 15, 2019 Scott rated it it was ok You know what you get with a Janet Evanovich book An independent, pretty girl, a hunky guy or two to team up with, and an adventure full of mystery and silly zaniness Solving the mystery involves visiting different locations, lots of overwhelmingly crazy characters, and comical situations throughout the adventure There will be lots of teasing and innuendo between the pretty girl and hunky guy as they work together, but in the end the mystery will be resolved whether on purpose or by acciden You know what you get with a Janet Evanovich book An independent, pretty girl, a hunky guy or two to team up with, and an adventure full of mystery and silly zaniness Solving the mystery involves visiting different locations, lots of overwhelmingly crazy characters, and comical situations throughout the adventure There will be lots of teasing and innuendo between the pretty girl and hunky guy as they work together, but in the end the mystery will be resolved whether on purpose or by accident within 300 pages of reading.This description pretty well describes her classic Stephanie Plum series, as well as her newer additions Fox O Hare and Knight Moon You may think it sounds fairly formula matic, and that s true However, in all honesty, nobody else is better at writing this type of sarcastic humor and risqu laden banter than anyone else Evanovich gets you to laugh out loud at least once every other page because of the downright silliness of her plots and character reactions The Big kahuna is the sixth book in her growing Fox and O Hare series Nicolas Fox is the charming con man and international master thief Kate O Hare is the tough, play by the rules, FBI agent who has been forced to partner with him And they are working together to bring down super criminals that the law cannot stop An important note to mention is that the first five books in this series were co written by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg Those books brought a certain sense of charm and humor to the characters and the stories However, this sixth book is written by Janet and her son, Peter Evanovich in place of Lee Unfortunately, that change has somehow brought with it a large negative impact on the previously established and successful formula In this outing, Fox and O Hare on the hunt for a Silicon Valley billionaire who guys by the name, the Big Kahuna, and has mysteriously disappeared The funny thing is that nobody who knows him seems to want help find him Not his hot, adult actress, trophy wife, who seems much interested in her developing Instagram career and taking over his assets Not his shyster Czechoslovakian business partner, who seems much interested in taking over his company Having a dead Kahuna seems to be of what they want Then there s the Kahuna s college dropout of a son, who s life living the dream in Hawaii one that involves surfing the waves, smoking weed, and hanging out with bohemian vagabonds Before you know it, Kate and Nick are forced to go undercover as husband and wife to infiltrate the surfer community of the Kahuna s son to discover where the Big Kahuna is hiding and why The big challenge will be can they find him before Kate loses her mind and goes crazy Having read the prior five books in this serious, I must be honest and say I found this one rather disappointing There are several reasons why There is a different feel, flow and style in reading this book Rather than focusing on the wacky and madcap characters, emphasis is spent on the locations and scenery than in any of the previous outings At times, it creates a nice ambiance, but at other moments it really stifles the characters and their interactions with one another More importantly, the characters are not acting like themselves At the end of the last book, Kate and Nick finally connected Kate let her guard down and their continuous buildup of flirting and innuendo s culminated in them getting together When this book starts off, they are suddenly back to where they were before consummating their relationship, and no explanation is given whatsoever Then, after spending the first 150 pages turning Nick down, Kate suddenly decides to get it on again, and once their done, she goes back to ignoring him again Their unusual behaviors are very confusing to the reader.It s not just Kate and Nick s relationship that comes across as odd, but Nick does not act like the suave and quick witted con artist like he is in previous books Even Kate seems off her game and indecisive at times What s even worse is that there are really only a few laughs and chuckles throughout the whole book Quite simply, the crazy, madcap zaniness that we ve come to expect is just not present enough in this book At moments, it even seems like the two Evanovich s are trying to be serious choosing dramatic over funny and it s not very effective Overall, the Evanovich charm is missing I cannot tell how much of it is related to switching out Lee Goldberg for Janet s son as a co author, but regardless, this is not the wacky and funny escape from the seriousness of real life that we consistently get from Evanovich This is a big step backwards that needs to be corrected or this series will be in danger losing a lot of readers flag 4 likesLike see review Jun 29, 2019 Carter Hastings rated it it was ok I found this book to be one of the most disappointing things I have read in a long time I enjoy the Fox and O Hare series a great deal, the previous 5 books were great However, this book is only a shell of the rest of the series The Big Kahuna abandoned a some major plot points, character development, and some other things from the previous books One of the premises from the first five books is that Nick is still considered to be on the run by the FBI and the only people aware of Nick and Ka I found this book to be one of the most disappointing things I have read in a long time I enjoy the Fox and O Hare series a great deal, the previous 5 books were great However, this book is only a shell of the rest of the series The Big Kahuna abandoned a some major plot points, character development, and some other things from the previous books One of the premises from the first five books is that Nick is still considered to be on the run by the FBI and the only people aware of Nick and Kate working together is Jessup and his boss However this book has Nick openly walking around in the FBI field office like he works there and is not on the run The previous book left off on a cliff hanger, and this one completely leaves that situation untouched Additionally, all of the previous books were built upon running cons and heists This book spent 50% of its duration as a man hunt and the rest a mix mash of hostage situations, kidnapping, and a theft Which was on brand, I didn t hate the second half near as much as the first With all of that being said, I think the most frustrating thing about this book was how the characters were handled Nick and Kate felt familiar, but only on a base level I feel that the authors took a strong, empowered, and confident female lead character in Kate and toned down all of those wonderful qualities far too much Kate took the back seat way too often in this book In previous books she and Nick would bicker and banter over ideas and plans, in this book she frequently defers to Nick without even presenting ideas And on the topic of Nick, why did he need to become such a macho militaristic man In all of the previous books Nick used cunning to get out of situations And when he had to use physicality it was referenced that he was naturally athletic However, in this book when he does something physical it references things like being a navy seal Did I miss that in the previous books Their relationship took a huge hit in this book as well, the previous book left off with them professing their love The Big Kahuna completely eliminates their relationship and the story surrounding it in exchange for some innuendos and a cheesy hookup or two There was no passion, no camaraderie between the two like the previous books But my issues with the characters don t stop there, what happened to the crew We are just going to ignore all but one of their contacts from the first five books And the one that was brought back, Jake, didn t feel right either Cosmo was definitely put in this book for comedic relief yikes I found Cosmo to be unbearable in such a heavy dose as compared to the extremely limited appearance we saw in the previous book I felt like Vicky was a less interesting and exciting version of Willie Hell, if we are being honest, I think Vicky was in this book almost exclusively to pepper in innuendos and dick jokes, which got old fast Overall, I couldn t have been disappointed with this book It took one of my favorite series and really messed it up This book very easily could be a series killer It hurts me to say that, but unless something drastic happens, ie bringing back Lee Goldberg, I don t see myself or many other fans picking up this series again I normally don t write reviews and rate books very highly But I was simply too disappointed in this book to not express my frustration flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 29, 2019 Mark Baker rated it it was ok Shelves 2019, mystery Unlikely duo FBI agent Kate O Hare and former maybe conman Nick Fox have been asked to look for a tech billionaire known to pretty much everyone as The Big Kahuna He disappeared a few days ago, but Kate and Nick are shocked to find that both his wife and his business partner are already hoping to have him declared dead Kate and Nick aren t willing to declare him dead yet they think he might be hiding out in Hawaii With Kate s father and Cosmo, another FBI agent, tagging along, they set out Unlikely duo FBI agent Kate O Hare and former maybe conman Nick Fox have been asked to look for a tech billionaire known to pretty much everyone as The Big Kahuna He disappeared a few days ago, but Kate and Nick are shocked to find that both his wife and his business partner are already hoping to have him declared dead Kate and Nick aren t willing to declare him dead yet they think he might be hiding out in Hawaii With Kate s father and Cosmo, another FBI agent, tagging along, they set out to see if they can find him However, it appears someone wants The Big Kahuna dead Can they find him in time Or will they lead the killers right to him The last book in this series was three years and a different co author ago, and it shows Nick and Kate are shadows of themselves, with Kate going to Nick for plans on everything instead of them working as partners Their romantic relationship has gone back several books, too, and yet they don t appear to be hiding the fact that they work together professionally Kate s dad is just a caricature now, and the new characters are one note jokes, per se, which makes spending so much time with them painful While the plot does include a couple of small cons, it is nowhere near as elaborate and therefore fun as the previous books Really, any group of characters could have been the stars of this plot The pacing is uneven, especially early on when we get travelogues of Hawaii We could have easily cut 30 pages without noticing at all, and in a book that already reads short, that is saying something I did get hooked as I went along, but I think the flaws would have been frustrating if I hadn t been able to knock the book out in a couple of days I borrowed this book from my local library, but I m not sure even that price free will be enough to get me to come back if Nick and Kate have any adventures.Read my full review at Carstairs Considers flag 4 likesLike 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