The Big Kahuna

The Big Kahuna

Large Print - 2019 | Large print edition
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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 :, Random House Large Print,, [2019]
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780525634584
Branch Call Number: LT F EVA
Characteristics: 324 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
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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

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.

Jun 15, 2019

There is a very promising story line behind this novel and some really funny character interactions. But I am giving up on this one. I laughed a lot, but in the end I wanted to have more story and less hilarious (and unrealistic) character interactions.

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