Catch a professional assassin: top priority. Find a failure-to-appear and collect big bucks: top score. How she’ll pull it all off: top secret.
Trenton, New Jersey’s favorite used-car dealer, Jimmy Poletti, was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealerships. Now he’s out on bail and has missed his date in court, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking to bring him in. Leads are quickly turning into dead ends, and all too frequently into dead bodies. Even Joe Morelli, the city’s hottest cop, is struggling to find a clue to the suspected killer’s whereabouts. These are desperate times, and they call for desperate measures. So Stephanie is going to have to do something she really doesn’t want to do: protect former hospital security guard and general pain in her behind Randy Briggs. Briggs was picking up quick cash as Poletti’s bookkeeper and knows all his boss’ dirty secrets. Now Briggs is next on Poletti’s list of people to put six feet under.
To top things off, Ranger - resident security expert and Stephanie’s greatest temptation - has been the target of an assassination plot. He’s dodged the bullet this time, but if Ranger wants to survive the next attempt on his life, he’ll have to enlist Stephanie’s help and reveal a bit more of his mysterious past.
Death threats, highly trained assassins, highly untrained assassins, and Stark Street being overrun by a pack of feral Chihuahuas are all in a day’s work for Stephanie Plum. The real challenge is dealing with her Grandma Mazur’s wild bucket list. A boob job and getting revenge on Joe Morelli’s Grandma Bella can barely hold a candle to what’s number one on the list - but that’s top secret.
©2014 Janet Evanovich (P)2014 Random House LLC
I still like Stephanie and all the characters in this series. The men are still hot, Grandma is still funny, Stephanie is still a klutz. The series is getting to the point that it feels like the story is on a loop with very little character development. I want to know if Stephanie wants Joe or Ranger as her love interest. After all this time she needs to decide. At the same time I can see how this is part of the template.
The books are good and entertaining. Lorelei King is a decent narrator. My biggest complaint about the audio compared to print is that "she said" or "he said" stands out more than any other part of the story. I don't notice it as much reading.
Doing the right thing is the hardest thing you will ever do" but one must try.. everyday. I thank my parents and heavenly father for the faundation of my life. I continue to build on it every day with the help of all my great friends and family. Love is a great faundation for life and Books are like a great meal that one must enjoy slowly ;)
I wish they will make these books in to a tv series ! I love them ..
I'm a long time fan of Evanovich. Steph not so bumbling made for a more entertaining book. She also seems to have found her morales. Gramma was even more believable. Lorelei King is the perfect compliment to Plum's character. Going up to see if 22 is up yet!!!
Avid listener, former reader. Especially enjoys Audiobooks on long road trips. They help us to stay alert and minimizes arguments.
Stephanie Plum is again involved in a series of unbelievably convoluted and hilariously funny misadventures. Somehow between fire bombs, rocket launching and encounters with a crazed assassin she manages to get the job done as a bond enforcer or as a Ranger asset. Truly funny and typically Stephanie.
have been a long time reader find the books to be very entertaining and enjoy as I take my long walks in the morning
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