NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Janet Evanovich, bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, teams up with Emmy-winning writer Phoef Sutton for a brand-new series of mysteries featuring Emerson Knight and Riley Moon, a dynamic duo with instant and undeniable chemistry.
Emerson Knight is introverted, eccentric, and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he’s also brilliant, rich, and (some people might say) handsome, or he’d probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with mega-bank Blane-Grunwald. At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job, until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight.
What starts off as an inquiry about missing bank funds in the Knight account leads to inquiries about a missing man, missing gold, and a life-and-death race across the country. Through the streets of Washington, D.C., and down into the underground vault of the Federal Reserve in New York City, an evil plan is exposed. A plan so sinister that only a megalomaniac could think it up, and only the unlikely duo of the irrepressibly charming Emerson Knight and the tenacious Riley Moon can stop it.
Praise for Curious Minds
“The one-liners fly at a ferocious pace. . . . Evanovich fans will find this closer in style to the Stephanie Plum novels.”—Booklist
“Evanovich’s comedic timing and pacing are evident on every page.”—Daily Republic
In the audio edition of this series kickoff by Evanovich and Sutton (coauthors of 2015's Wicked Charms), actress King animates an intriguing cast of characters, beginning with the comedy thriller's two uniquely mismatched protagonists. Her Riley Moon, a brilliant and ambitious junior analyst at superbank Blane-Grunwald, is youthful and at turns cautious, curious, and sarcastic, with more than a hint of her small-town Texas origin. Emerson Knight, the handsome, fabulously wealthy, annoyingly eccentric bank client whom Riley is assigned to babysit, speaks with a properly aristocratic, dogmatic belief in his brilliance, faltering only when he is criticized for a lack of social skills. This odd couple is all that stands in the way of the elite, criminally unscrupulous Grunwald family's attempt to corner the world gold market and destroy all other forms of currency. The brothers sound like members of the same clan, but King adds distinctions for each. To thwart the evil Grunwalds, Knight and Moon embark on a gold hunt from the nation's capital to the Federal Reserve vaults in Manhattan and eventually to a confrontation at Nevada's mysterious Area 51. Making the trip as perilous as possible are a variety of deadly diversions, chief among them being Hans's employee Edward Rollo, an unstoppable sadistic torturer-killer whose soft, satiny threats are not to be ignored. A Bantam hardcover.
hysterical antics, amazing twists, unexpected turns, diverse, interesting characters
A modern day billionaire, eccentric genius, social inept, Sherlock Holmes type character, Emerson Knight, drags a young, successful banking lawyer, Riley Moon, in to his machinations to uncover a plot to unset the national treasury.
Evanovich brings us hysterical antics, amazing twists, unexpected turns, diverse, interesting characters all in a series that will be devoured by her Stephanie Plum fans.
I can't wait for more of both Riley and Emerson.
I received this ARC copy of Curious Minds from Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine in exchange for a honest review.
Hilarity and mischievousness continue
Evanovich continues the Knight and Moon series with all of the hilarity and mischievousness you expect. Continued character development of Emerson's cousin, Vernon, is laugh-out-loud funny. Does not disappoint. A must read.
I loved reading this book! It is like a comic action hero movie, written in a book! Riley Moon, is a graduate of Harvard Law School, grew up in Texas, can shoot a gun, think on her feet, and match wits with her wealthy brillant and eclectic boss/partner Emerson Knight. As they engaged in a wildly improbable adventure penetrating the vaults of the Federal Reserve bank and depths of Area 51, to find out what’s happening with the world’s gold reserve, I laughed out loud and sped through the pages of the book so fast that I literally was surprised that I was almost to the end. So glad there is one more to read, but sad, there’s only one more to read!