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Title:
Curious minds : a Knight and Moon novel
ISBN:
9781524733964
Edition:
First large print edition.
Publication:
New York : Random House Large Print, [2016]
Physical Description:
353 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
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1.
Summary:
Emerson Knight is introverted, eccentric, and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he's also brilliant, rich, and (some people might say) handsome, or he'd probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with mega-bank Blane-Grunwald. At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job, until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight. What starts off as an inquiry about missing bank funds in the Knight account leads to inquiries about a missing man, missing gold, and a life-and-death race across the country. Through the streets of Washington, D.C., and down into the underground vault of the Federal Reserve in New York City, an evil plan is exposed. A plan so sinister that only a megalomaniac could think it up, and only the unlikely duo of the irrepressibly charming Emerson Knight and the tenacious Riley Moon can stop it.
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Janet Evanovich, bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, teams up with Emmy-winning writer Phoef Sutton for a brand-new series of mysteries featuring Emerson Knight and Riley Moon, a dynamic duo with instant and undeniable chemistry.
 
Emerson Knight is introverted, eccentric, and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he's also brilliant, rich, and (some people might say) handsome, or he'd probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with mega-bank Blane-Grunwald. At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job, until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight.
 
What starts off as an inquiry about missing bank funds in the Knight account leads to inquiries about a missing man, missing gold, and a life-and-death race across the country. Through the streets of Washington, D.C., and down into the underground vault of the Federal Reserve in New York City, an evil plan is exposed. A plan so sinister that only a megalomaniac could think it up, and only the unlikely duo of the irrepressibly charming Emerson Knight and the tenacious Riley Moon can stop it.

Praise for Curious Minds

"[An] entertaining series launch . . . The authors send their odd couple on a harrowing journey that leads, with zany humor, from the Federal Reserve gold vaults in Manhattan to top-secret Area 51 in Nevada and a monstrous conspiracy." -- Publishers Weekly
 
"The one-liners fly at a ferocious pace. . . . Evanovich fans will find this closer in style to the Stephanie Plum novels." -- Booklist
 
"Evanovich's comedic timing and pacing are evident on every page." --Daily Republic


Author Notes

Janet Evanovich was born on April 22, 1943 in South River, New Jersey. She received a bachelor's degree in art from Douglas College, which is part of Rutgers University. She was working as a secretary for a temporary employment agency when she sold her first romance novel, Hero at Large, which was published in 1987 under the pseudonym Steffie Hall. She went on to write 12 romances in five years using her real name before beginning to write mysteries. Her first mystery novel, One for the Money, became the first book in the Stephanie Plum series. She is also the author of the Alex Barnaby series, A Between-the-Numbers Novel series, Lizzy and Diesel series, Full series written with Charlotte Hughes, the Fox and O'Hare series written with Lee Goldberg, and the Knight and Moon series written with Phoef Sutton.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

In the audio edition of this series kickoff by Evanovich and Sutton (coauthors of 2015's Wicked Charms), actress King animates an intriguing cast of characters, beginning with the comedy thriller's two uniquely mismatched protagonists. Her Riley Moon, a brilliant and ambitious junior analyst at superbank Blane-Grunwald, is youthful and at turns cautious, curious, and sarcastic, with more than a hint of her small-town Texas origin. Emerson Knight, the handsome, fabulously wealthy, annoyingly eccentric bank client whom Riley is assigned to babysit, speaks with a properly aristocratic, dogmatic belief in his brilliance, faltering only when he is criticized for a lack of social skills. This odd couple is all that stands in the way of the elite, criminally unscrupulous Grunwald family's attempt to corner the world gold market and destroy all other forms of currency. The brothers sound like members of the same clan, but King adds distinctions for each. To thwart the evil Grunwalds, Knight and Moon embark on a gold hunt from the nation's capital to the Federal Reserve vaults in Manhattan and eventually to a confrontation at Nevada's mysterious Area 51. Making the trip as perilous as possible are a variety of deadly diversions, chief among them being Hans's employee Edward Rollo, an unstoppable sadistic torturer-killer whose soft, satiny threats are not to be ignored. A Bantam hardcover. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

In the first entry in a new series, Evanovich and Sutton have teamed up again to introduce Emerson Knight and Riley Moon. Moon is a Harvard MBA in her first job as an analyst for Blane-Grunwald, a large, privately held bank; Knight, the bank's largest depositor, is young, good looking, and a bit of an eccentric. When he demands to see his gold deposits, Moon is dispatched to placate Knight at his home, Mysterioso Manor, which boasts wild animals roaming freely and a classic-car collection. Soon enough the two of them fall into an adventure that involves looking for a missing Grunwald partner, which in turn leads to an evil plot to steal the world's gold. The humor occasionally borders on silly, but the one-liners fly at a ferocious pace, keeping the pages turning almost as quickly. Evanovich fans will find this closer in style to the Stephanie Plum series rather than the slightly more sophisticated Fox and O'Hare novels.--Alesi, Stacy Copyright 2016 Booklist