John Parker is a Graduate-qualified English/Spanish Teacher, owner and director of CHAT ENGLISH, an English Language Centre in Avilés on the north coast of Spain . A voracious reader, he has particularly loved horror fiction for many years.
This is the first in a new mystery series starring Riley Moon and Emerson Knight. Riley is a young woman who has graduated from Harvard and is anxious to make her mark at the Blane-Grunwald bank.
However, thanks to her boss, Riley suddenly finds herself babysitting an important and extremely wealthy client called Emerson Knight. Emerson is a man who appears to be somewhat lacking in people skills and rather introverted yet rather brilliant. Poor Riley, instead of proving her worth as a reliable and loyal worker in the plush offices of her new employers, becomes involved in a search for missing gold. Knight’s gold to be exact.
Suddenly, Riley, instead of showing what she is made of in a steady nine to five job, becomes involved in a life-and -death race across the country with a man who she thinks may be rather more insane than just a bit eccentric. But fortunately, he is not dangerous; at least, not as dangerous as those who are trying to kill them.
Evanovich and Sutton have written an excellent novel. It is very funny in parts although there are some moments of real jeopardy where you are left a little breathless thinking something really terrible is going to happen to our two new heroes. The dialogue is sharp, witty, droll and downright belly-laugh funny at times. As preposterous as the plot may be, there is no doubt that this is a more than satisfying novel. I really enjoyed it and look forward to meeting these two characters again.