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Curious Minds: A Knight and Moon Novel    by Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton order for
Curious Minds
by Janet Evanovich
Order:  USA  Can
Bantam, 2016 (2016)
Hardcover, CD, e-Book
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton team up to create a new series of thrillers featuring Emerson Knight and Riley Moon. An eccentric multi-millionaire who decides he wants to physically view the gold bars that his family has entrusted to a bank his family has trusted for decades, Emerson sets off a firestorm that exposes an unbelievable plot which is meant to manipulate financial markets and cause financial Armageddon.

One of the newest employees of the bank, Riley is paired with Emerson to keep an eye on him and report back to her employers. It doesn't take long before the attractive Texan allies herself with the quirky millionaire and together they embark on a journey that takes them from the New York vault of the Federal Reserve to Area 51 at the Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.

This is a wild adventure which involves conspiracy, a huge horde of gold bars and a family so powerful its members attack the very foundation of international finance.

An unlikely hero, Emerson is the brains behind the investigation that will uncover an unbelievable transfer of wealth while Riley serves as his sidekick and confidant. Certainly one of the more interesting odd couples of crime fiction, this newly launched team provides plenty of action and some pretty unusual twists to make this series a keeper.

Curious Minds unfolds at such a rapid pace that there isn't a lot of character development, but that really isn't a problem. The plot does hold one's attention and the pages melt away so quickly that before you realize it you'll be charging down the home stretch and about to wrap up the fanciful yarn.

All the ingredients are here for a novel that you can throw yourself into and enjoy without expending much cerebral energy. There are times when all you want is a good, quick read and Curious Minds perfectly fits the bill.

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