Title: Curious Minds
Author: Janet Evanovich and Phoeff Sutton
Part of a series? Yes, book one of the Night and Moon series.
Summary: Riley Moon is driven and now that she has her dream job as junior analyst for Blaine-Grunwald, nothing is going to get in her way. She graduated Harvand- business and law- and now she is ready for the rest of her life.
This apparently includes placating the very wealthy Emerson Knight- one of the banks’ biggest clients and her biggest head aches. Eccentric does not begin to cover Knight. The zoo owning, martial arts knowing, medatating goof ball is all over the place. He wants to see his gold. While it sounds reasonable, these things take time in the banking world. Emerson won’t be deterred though, for he fears there is something going on.
He’s right. Over time large amounts of the world’s gold has been melted down and remade- some bars of tungsten made with gold overlay to make it look like the gold bars. The ring of thieves goes pretty far, and catching them could cost Knight and Moon their lives. Working with a zany cast of characters, can they protect the world’s gold and live to tell the tale?
My thoughts: I loved this. There were some technical issues with plot, and some areas where you really must suspend all reason. That’s kind of par for the course with Evanovich, though, and one of the things that make me love her stories. Have you ever read the Stephanie Plum series? Or any of her stand alone romances? They are outlandish, zany and a little ridiculous with a cast of characters that are absurd and loveable. There’s always a lot going on, and the dialogue is amazing. That’s what we have here, and honestly I am in love with the series. I cannot wait for more!!!!!!
On the adult content scale, there is violence and language. Neither are too in your face, though. I give it a four.
These clips of dialogue are part of the reason I loved the play between characters.
- (Riley and Emerson) “Did you know where Maxine was going?” Riley asked.
“Bumper Sticker,” Emerson said , passing by Maxine’s car, pointing to her bumper sticker reading I’D RATHER BE FISHING AT FLETCHER’S COVE.
” That is so cheating,” Riley said.
2. (Riley and Emerson) “Holy moly, it’s a family crypt,” Riley said.
“Yes, but I don’t plan to be buried here,” Emerson said, getting out of the car. “I’m going to be stuffed and put on display in my parlor.”
“You’re joking this time, right?”
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