The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich
Series: Gabriela Rose #1
Published by Atria Books on March 22, 2022
Genres: Light Thriller
Pages: 317
Format: eARC
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Lost something? Gabriela Rose knows how to get it back. As a recovery agent, she’s hired by individuals and companies seeking lost treasures, stolen heirlooms, or missing assets of any kind. She’s reliable, cool under pressure, and well trained in weapons of all types. But Gabriela’s latest job isn’t for some bamboozled billionaire, it’s for her own family, whose home is going to be wiped off the map if they can’t come up with a lot of money fast.

Inspired by an old family legend, Gabriela sets off for the jungles of Peru in pursuit of the Ring of Solomon and the lost treasure of Cortez. But this particular job comes with a huge problem attached to it—Gabriela’s ex-husband, Rafer. It’s Rafer who has the map that possibly points the way to the treasure, and he’s not about to let Gabriela find it without him.

Rafer is as relaxed as Gabriela is driven, and he has a lifetime’s experience getting under his ex-wife’s skin. But when they aren’t bickering about old times the two make a formidable team, and it’s going to take a team to defeat the vicious drug lord who has also been searching for the fabled ring. A drug lord who doesn’t mind leaving a large body count behind him to get it.

The Recovery Agent marks the start of an irresistible new series that will have you clamoring for more and cheering for the unstoppable Gabriela Rose on every page.

The Recovery Agent is super fun and over the top. Don’t think about it too hard, just enjoy the ride – or jungle trek.

Gabriela’s family is in the midst of losing their home, their town, and their jobs after a hurricane did severe damage and they didn’t receive any federal aid. Her grandma has a plan. Gabriela just needs to get the chest hidden for decades, over a century maybe, in her ex-husband’s house and use the maps and journals to find a treasure. Of course, her ex-husband finds her when she’s searching under his floors and decides he’s going to tag along with her on the treasure hunt. They head to Peru, on the trail of the Ring of Solomon and the lost treasure of Cortez.

Rafe, the ex-husband, and Gabriela are a good team, whether she wants them to be or not. The banter is funny and the chemistry is good.

We’ve got a lot of chasing, globetrotting, drug lords, and explosions. There are some helpful, nice criminals and some crazy bad guys. The plot moves along quickly and the touch of romance is just enough without being overwhelming. It’s not a “great novel,” but it’s entertaining and that’s what I was looking for.

About Janet Evanovich

Janet Evanovich (née Schneider; April 22, 1943) is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and Trouble Maker graphic novel, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author, as well as a co-author of the Fox and O’Hare series. She has over two hundred million books in print worldwide and is translated into over 40 languages.

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