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
This entertaining series launch from bestseller Evanovich and Sutton, coauthors of 2015's Wicked Charms, introduces Emerson Knight, an eccentric millionaire, and Riley Moon, a junior analyst at mega-bank Blane-Grunwald. Moon is sent by the bank to placate Emerson, who's demanding to, literally, see his gold. But after visiting Emerson at his Washington, D.C., mansion, Mysterioso Manor, she winds up driving Emerson to the bank (in his '93 Bentley Turbo R), where he confronts bank head Werner Grunwald. Other Grunwald family members hold powerful positions: Hans Grunwald runs the National Security Agency, and Manfred Grunwald is about to be sworn in as an associate justice of the Supreme Court. Emerson wants to find black sheep brother G nter Grunwald, who has disappeared, and Riley joins the hunt. With sly references to pulp hero the Shadow and to the creators of Ellery Queen, the authors send their odd couple on a harrowing journey that leads, with zany humor, from the Federal Reserve gold vaults in Manhattan to top-secret Area 51 in Nevada and a monstrous conspiracy that promises to be only the first for the duo.
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.
Wasn’t up to the expectations that Janet Evanovich normally delivers.
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.