Weekly Round-Up is my wrap-up of last week's activities and includes what I'm reading this week, reviews I've posted, books in the mail and anything else of interest plus From the Library, my weekly listing of what I've checked out from the library.This week I'm reading by The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith and The Honest Toddler: A Child's Guide to Parenting by Bunmi Laaditan and listening to Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Claire, read by Daniel Sharman.
Last week I reviewed The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente.
This week on SYNC you can download The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen, read by Charlie McWade (Scholastic Audiobooks) and The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain, read by Steve West. Downloads are free til Wednesday. Thursday the new downloads are Death Cloud by Andrew Lane, read by Dan Weyman (Macmillan Audio) and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, read by Ralph Cosham.
The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (O'Hare and Fox #1)
FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world’s most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss thinks she is tenacious and ambitious; her friends think she is tough, stubborn, and maybe even a bit obsessed. And while Kate has made quite a name for herself for the past five years, the only name she’s cared about is Nicolas Fox—an international crook she wants in more ways than one.
Audacious, handsome, and dangerously charming, Nicolas Fox is a natural con man, notorious for running elaborate scams on very high-profile people. At first he did it for the money. Now he does it for the thrill. He knows that the FBI has been hot on his trail—particularly Kate O’Hare, who has been watching his every move. For Nick, there’s no greater rush than being pursued by a beautiful woman . . . even one who aims to lock him up. But just when it seems that Nicolas Fox has been captured for good, he pulls off his greatest con of all: he convinces the FBI to offer him a job, working side by side with Special Agent Kate O’Hare.
Problem is, teaming up to stop a corrupt investment banker who’s hiding on a private island in Indonesia is going to test O’Hare’s patience and Fox’s skill. Not to mention the skills of their ragtag team made up of flamboyant actors, wanted wheelmen, and Kate’s dad. High-speed chases, pirates, and Toblerone bars are all in a day’s work . . . if O’Hare and Fox don’t kill each other first.