No Chance is a co-authored novel, Oct. 2007, 320 pages (what a tome!). Apparently, Janet Evanovich has teamed up with mystery novelist, Stephen Cannell to brainstorm a slew of new adventures together. Yet another author collaborative effort and another series (just what we needed). I quit reading Evanovich (no therapy needed nor intervention was necessary) when her series trainwrecked for me oh so long ago. However – in my Plum News report (yeah, I still get these in the mail), the book is due out October 2, 2007. In hardcover folks. Retail
$26.99 $17.81 at Amazon. Here is the back blurb:
The O.C.—Orange County, California. Land of luxury yachts, exotic cars, seaside estates, and extravagant dreams. Also home to Benjamin Cannon and Sidney Picket.
Cannon is six feet of ex-Special Forces muscle and boy-next-door charm. With his DIA career in the can and no pension in his future, Cannon is spending some time living on the Texas Goose, a 230-foot yacht owned by oil tycoon Quentin Gosling. He’s sorting out life’s priorities, attending the local community college.
Okay, so an art history class isn’t the most ambitious move, but it’s ambition nonetheless. Only thing is it doesn’t register as ambition to Picket, the no-nonsense ex-Naval officer captaining the Goose. To her, it seems a lot like goofing off—even if she finds Cannon more than a little attractive.
Cannon arrives in Newport Beach shortly after Picket’s best friend and mentor has gone missing, along with a brand-new 60-foot Warwick sloop. Soon Cannon is up to his ears with Sidney Picket in a fast-paced plot of corruption, international intrigue, and piracy. Plus some cussing, killing, foreplay, and emotional justice, not to mention a whole lot of fun and a kick-ass ending.
Now tell me, what is new about this series again? Does this story/plot sound somewhat rehashed, redone or unoriginal to you? Pass.
Edited to add: This book died a lonely death. It was quick, too.
[tags] No Chance by Stephen Cannell and Janet Evanovich, New Series, New Releases[/tags]