The Big Kahuna - Janet Evanovich & Peter Evanovich

The Big Kahuna

By Janet Evanovich & Peter Evanovich

  • Release Date: 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
4 Score: 4 (From 342 Ratings)


A stoner, an Instagram model, a Czech oligarch, and a missing unicorn. Nick Fox and Kate O'Hare have their work cut out for them in their weirdest, wildest adventure yet in this New York Times bestseller by Janet and Peter Evanovich.

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).


  • Where was the con?!?

    By 1April4
    This is a fun series but this book definitely fell short. No con, no elaborate plan, no in depth descriptions of exotic destinations, no history. Nick bumbles along, no character development. It reads like every other Plum novel, which is fun but unfortunate for this series. A disappointment considering how long the wait was for this book and the rest of the books in the Evanovich village.
  • Thys si the best book i ever read

    By tom kolinar
  • The big snooze

    By KateNickNoMore
    What a disappointment after reading all the other books in the series. No continuity no returning minor characters. Dialogue was terrible, seemed written by a 5th grader. Definitely not by Janet.
  • Not as fun

    By FayQueen
    I have enjoyed reading the earlier fox and o’hare books very much. This book not as much. It is a different pairing of authors. It doesn’t seem to pickup where the last book left off. It has new secondary characters. It is disappointing.
  • The Big Kahuna

    By BSR191
    Terrible. Ridiculous characters and plot. I stopped reading halfway through. SO enjoyed the previous books, co-written by Lee Goldberg. This reminds me of why I stopped reading the Stephanie Plum series. UGH. Get Lee Goldberg back.
  • Big kahuna

    By dmmorehead
    So disappointed! What happened to the characters?! The writing is not as crisp and witty! The relationships are back to where they were in the beginning of the series only without the wit and sexual tension. Either stop the series or get Goldberg back. I won’t read another one from this series. Hope she doesn’t do this with her other series!!
  • Silly

    By Faussie
    Sheesh, this is a silly story, with inane characters and dialog. I did finish the book, but it was more of a chore that needed finishing. What a waste of time.
  • The Big Kahuna

    By you are not interested
    I have been a fan of JE for years with my favorite series being the one featuring Stephanie Plum and all its colorful characters. One by one I have dropped her other series until I enjoyed the Fox and O’Hare one - that is, until this latest bomb. The cast of characters are not recognizable as the original ones. These are more like a band of buffoons with the stupid plot and dialogue. Who talks that way? Certainly not the prior group of characters in other stories. Is JE losing her touch or is it because she has turned over the writing to her son? I am an avid reader and usually can finish a novel in 1-3 days but not this one. I have been struggling to read this latest book for over a week and could only finish 11 chapters before I had to call it quits. I never like to give up on a book before I finish, but I can’t spend any more time on this one. Sorry Janet, but this is the last Fox and O’Hare book I will buy. I will stay with Stephanie Plum unless you stop being the author and bring in another “co-author”.
  • What happened?

    By ts1881
    I loved this series until I read this book! Had to wait FOREVER for this to come out. Soooo very disappointed after the wait! What happened? Totally different than any of the other books in the series and not in a good way! Miss the other characters. GET RID OF THE SON! Peter can’t write! Let him start a new series instead of ruining this one! Disappointed doesn’t even cover it!!! Actually depressed because it was so bad!
  • So Sad!!!!!

    By OsoGrandeCIG
    I have been waiting so long for the next book to this series, that I was so excited when it finally came out. If you know this series at all, you know that this is NOT Nick Fox and Kate O’ Hare. Nick Fox is a suave, high class, intelligent, best con man. He is not goofy, comedian, cute guy personality. Kate O’Hare is a tough, cute sexy, ex-Navy Seal, that lives for the FBI. She is torn with working with Nick and his cons for the better good, because secretly she enjoys them, especially Nick. Nick and Kate have been intimate since book 4, “The Scam”. That intimacy carries on through out book 5, “The Pursuit”. Nick has already admitted that Kate is everything to him and is enamored with her. But in this book it’s like those other books didn’t even exist. Kate’s father Jake does like to blow things up, but his first priority is for Kate’s safety and to his country. It also seems that Mrs. J and her son forgot that Nick is on the 10 most wanted FBI list, because Nick would never go to the LA FBI headquarters to talk cases in Jessup’s office. Jessup goes to Nick, this set up with Nick and Kate that Jessup is in charge of is more or less illegal. So it needs to be highly confidential. Not going around to talk to all the law enforcements that they can. I miss the team that they have. I miss the talks Kate has with her sister. Cosmo Uno needs to stay in his cubicle. I can write pages of how many things are wrong with this book. At least Kate her Toblerome at the end. This book needs a major rewind, redo, and get back to the Nick Fox and Kate O’Hare that we all love.