The Big Kahuna - Janet Evanovich & Peter Evanovich

The Big Kahuna

By Janet Evanovich & Peter Evanovich

  • Release Date: 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4
From 503 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).


  • The big flop

    By cogle:)
    I am only 4 chapters in and it is like a 6th grade English class took over and wrote this book. I just don’t think I can read any more. I would love to get my money back!
  • What a let down

    By just52me07
    Gotta say up until now I have enjoyed anything written by Janet Evanovich. The Big Kahuna is a rare exception. I did not realize Lee Goldberg was not part of the writing team on this book. His presence and voice are sorely missed. The whole fun of these books comes from the weird and wacky crew Nick pulls together and the cons he plans for the bad guys! I love it when Nick and Kate win. I love Kate’s father and the “old guys network” he calls in to play a part with whatever the current caper is. I had to make myself continue to read this book and I must admit it was a struggle. I was b.o.r.e.d! The first 3/4 of the book reads like a travel brochure. Not fun at all. I gave 2 stars because there really was some action (finally!) but it didn’t come along until the final few chapters. Overall an extremely disappointing installment of the Fox and O’Hare series. Maybe the next one will be better.
  • Did they not read the earlier books?

    By DeebeeReviews
    I love the Fox and O’Hare series and have looked forward to this book for a long while. Sadly, it’s written as though the authors never even read the previous books. The characters are shallow shadows of their former selves who seem like strangers. Previous plot lines that needed to be pushed forward have been totally abandoned in favor of a story that meanders from a lackluster start to a completely boring and predictable finish. Wish I could get my money back, but rest assured I won’t buy another installment of this series until/unless Lee Goldberg returns to write it.
  • Nothing like the rest...

    By luckygirl3333
    I loved this series until now. How many times is Nick going to give "a crooked grin?" The audience was shorted big time and it was not worth the price of the book. I hope the next one will be up to the standards we have been accustomed to. Please !
  • 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!!