#1 New York Times bestselling author and “thriller master” (Mystery and Suspense Magazine) Janet Evanovich returns with the launch of a “tense, suspenseful, funny, and wise” (Lee Child) series blending wild adventure, hugely appealing characters, and pitch-perfect humor.
Lost something? Gabriela Rose knows how to get it back. As a recovery agent, she’s hired by individuals and companies seeking lost treasures, stolen heirlooms, or missing assets. She’s reliable, cool under pressure, and well trained in weapons of all types. But Gabriela’s latest job isn’t for some bamboozled billionaire, it’s for her own family, whose home is going to be wiped off the map if they can’t come up with a lot of money fast.
Inspired by an old family legend, Gabriela sets off for the jungles of Peru in pursuit of the Ring of Solomon and the lost treasure of Lima. But this job comes with a huge problem attached to it—Gabriela’s ex-husband, Rafer. It’s Rafer who has the map that possibly points the way to the treasure, and he’s not about to let Gabriela find it without him.
Rafer is as relaxed as Gabriela is driven, and he has a lifetime’s experience getting under his ex-wife’s skin. But when they aren’t bickering about old times the two make a formidable team, and it’s going to take a team to defeat the vicious drug lord who has also been searching for the fabled ring. A drug lord who doesn’t mind leaving a large body count behind him to get it.
“A rollicking adventure and a great start to a new series” (Booklist, starred review), The Recovery Agent will have you clamoring for more and cheering for the unstoppable Gabriela Rose on every page.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Thriller master Janet Evanovich introduces an adventurous new series featuring a cool, tough heroine. Gabriela Rose makes her living as a recovery agent, retrieving lost or stolen assets for insurance companies and wealthy clients. But when her South Carolina hometown is threatened, Gabriela’s psychic grandmother sends her off on a different kind of treasure hunt—into the jungles of Peru, looking for the funds her community needs. Gabriela has an unlikely partner for the mission: her annoying but hunky ex-husband, Rafer. Evanovich reels us in with the same kind of exciting romance and clever, rapid-fire dialogue that made her Stephanie Plum books so popular. We love her new action heroine: a martial-arts expert who’s also a cool, levelheaded thinker. We devoured this breathless Indiana Jones–style adventure—and can’t wait for the next book!
In this rollicking series launch from bestseller Evanovich (the Stephanie Plum novels), Gabriela Rose, a globe-trotting insurance fraud investigator who occasionally takes jobs recovering items for private clients, searches for the long-lost treasure of her pirate ancestor, Blackbeard, at the behest of her grandmother. The old woman wants to use any proceeds from the sale of the treasure to help rebuild the little town of Scoon, S.C., which has been devastated by a recent hurricane. First, though, Gabriela must find the pirate's diary, which is hidden somewhere in the house that she gave her ex-husband, Rafer Jones, as part of their divorce settlement. Because the diary is found on his property, Rafer insists he should be part of her expedition. Soon the duo are racing around the Caribbean, Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, New York City, and California wine country, chasing a ring said to have magical properties while pursuing a crazed cult leader who's also pursuing them. This coincidence-filled adventure barrels along toward a good-natured, smiles-all-around ending. Evanovich's many fans will be in heaven. Agent: Celeste Fine, Park & Fine Literary and Media.
Coulda been 5 stars . . .
Love the book, great story but seriously, you know a ton about clothes, spend 10 seconds and google some info about weapons. Ya did good later with the MP5 but did she clear her apartment with a Beretta camera? What caliber is 35mm? And Glock 9? How about Glock 17 9mm or Glock 19 9mm, Glock 9 isn’t a model. Anyway, I do love Janet’s stories and would recommend. 5 stars with some effort on the weapons. :-)
Very disappointing. Very predictable.