Spotlight: The Bounty

The Bounty by Janet Evanovich and Steve Hamilton

Pub. date:  March 23, 2021 – Atria Books

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FBI agent Kate O’Hare and charming criminal Nick Fox race against time to uncover a buried train filled with Nazi gold in this thrilling adventure in the “romantic and gripping” (Good Housekeeping) Fox and O’Hare series from the #1 New York Timesbestselling author Janet Evanovich.

Straight as an arrow special agent Kate O’Hare and international criminal Nick Fox have brought down some of the biggest bad guys out there. But now they face their most dangerous foe yet—a vast, shadowy international organization known only as the Brotherhood.

Directly descended from the Vatican Bank priests who served Hitler during World War II, the Brotherhood is on a frantic search for a lost train loaded with $30 billion in Nazi gold, untouched for over seventy-five years somewhere in the mountains of Eastern Europe.

Kate and Nick know that there is only one man who can find the fortune and bring down the Brotherhood—the same man who taught Nick everything he knows—his father, Quentin. As the stakes get higher, they must also rely on Kate’s own father, Jake, who shares his daughter’s grit and stubbornness. Too bad they can never agree on anything.

From a remote monastery in the Swiss Alps to the lawless desert of the Western Sahara, Kate, Nick, and the two men who made them who they are today must crisscross the world in a desperate scramble to stop their deadliest foe in the biggest adventure of their lives.


Over the last twenty-five years, Janet Evanovich has written a staggering twenty-three #1 New York Times bestsellers in the Stephanie Plum series. In addition to the Plum novels, Janet has coauthored the New York Times bestselling Fox and O’Hare series (including The Big Kahuna with her son, Peter Evanovich), the Knight and Moon series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, the Alexandra Barnaby novels, and the graphic novel, Troublemaker (with her daughter, Alex Evanovich).


Steve Hamilton is the two-time Edgar Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of the Alex    McKnight crime series, the Nick Mason series, and The Lock Artist. He has either won or been nominated for the Shamus Award, Barry Award, Anthony Award, Dashiell Hammett Prize, American Library Association Alex Award, CWA Gold Dagger, and the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger.



Praise for Evanovich and Hamilton:

“The duo of Evanovich and Hamilton, each best-selling authors in their own right, start the action on page one and keep up the pace throughout. The dynamic, often-humorous storytelling won’t let readers out of its grip, and there’s a compelling romantic subplot, to boot. Fans of Evanovich won’t need any convincing here, but also offer this one to fans of The Da Vinci Code, as ancient symbols and academic sleuthing play a strong part in the unraveling of the mystery.”

Booklist (starred review)

“Fans of Janet Evanovich will not be disappointed; her writing blends perfectly with the award-winning mastery of Hamilton (“Alex McKnight” thrillers). Mission: Impossible meets National Treasure in this winner that one hopes will be the first of many more adventures and more collaboration with Hamilton.”

Library Journal

THE BOUNTY by Janet Evanovich and Steve Hamilton

       Atria Books | Hardcover | On-sale: March 23, 2021 | 320 pages | ISBN: 9781982157135, $28.00

eBook ISBN: 9781982157159, $14.99 |

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Seven Up by Janet Evanovich

Seven Up (Stephanie Plum Series #7) by Janet Evanovich: Book Cover

Back of the book: All New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has to do is bring in semi-retired bail jumper Eddie DeChooch. For an old man he’s still got a knack for slipping out of sight ~ and raising hell. How else can Stephanie explain the bullet-riddled corpse in Eddie’s garden? Who else would have a clue as to why two of Stephanie’s friends suddenly vanished? For Answers Stephanie has the devil to pay: her mentor, Ranger. The deal? He’ll give Stephanie all the help she needs ~ if she gives him everything he wants. . .
Janet Evanovich delivers another entertaining, laugh-out-loud episode in the Stephanie Plum series. Seven Up includes many of the usual characters and introduces us to Stephanie’s sister Valerie. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who needs a laugh.

High Five/Hot Six by Janet Evanovich

When I began reading the Stephanie Plum series everyone told me to have Hot Six ready to read after finishing High Five. That time was this week and they were right! I enjoyed both books. They were so entertaining that I’m very tempted to jump into Seven Up. But I’ll wait. I made an exception this month in that I read two Plum books when my rule has been only one per month.

I’ve felt like the last reader on the planet to discover this series so I’m glad I finally got on board. Hot Six made me laugh out loud more than any book I’ve ever read. Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur moves in with her for a short while and the hilarity ensues. One more thing, you may be familiar with the Edward/Jacob choice that Bella has in the Twilight series. Well, that doesn’t hold a candle to Stephanie’s choice between Morelli and Ranger. Glad I don’t have to make that one!

Four to Score by Janet Evanovich

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Four to Score has Stephanie Plum searching for yet another FTA (failure to appear). Turns out Plum’s boss has ok’d another bounty hunter to find the same FTA. This other BH happens to be one of Stephanie’s biggest enemies. Add to the mix 1 Grandma Mazur, 1 Lula, 1 Morelli and a dash of Ranger and you’ve got a tasty Evanovich tale. This is my favorite Plum novel so far.

Wife For Hire

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No, not me, LOL. I bought this at the airport yesterday and read it on the flight home. It’s VERY light and obviously a quick read if I was able to read it all on the flight! There certainly could be a sequel and I’d probably read it. The airport shop is part of the Read & Return program that is available at many US airports. I can get 50% back on the cost if I return it within 6 months of purchase. Not a bad deal if you fly a few times per year. They sell the returned books at a bargain price.