I read The Chase because of Janet Evanovich but had some misgivings about the co-author thing. But although the characters are very different from the Stephanie Plum series, Evanovich's sense of humour does shine through.
It was a fast fun read. While people are blown up etc it's not done in such a way that it's too grim. The characters are interesting although it's a shame there was no equivalent to Grandma Mazur.
I think this book was better than the first novel in the series – The Heist. So that bodes well for future instalments.