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Top Secret Twenty-One: A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 21 | [Janet Evanovich]

Top Secret Twenty-One: A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 21

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Pegret NJ - exit 4 08-13-14
    Pegret NJ - exit 4 08-13-14 Member Since 2010

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    "Where's Kevin?"

    Found lots of laughter in this novel - good to have the group cast in the chapters. If you have no clue on my headline review - well, take a listen or pick up the book to read. It is amusing and I am not even thru the book yet. I am savouring many of the chapters while at work so have to stop back for a listen when home. I like this one ..Thanks!

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    Eva Gannon Chicago, Illinois, US 08-13-14
    Eva Gannon Chicago, Illinois, US 08-13-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Perfect Summer Book"

    This is a perfect book for a summer read. It's got a good plot with some nice twists and turns towards the end, sympathetic characters, it's performed well, and it's very entertaining.

    There's a good dollop of humor, as in most of the Stephanie Plum novels. The chihuahuas are a nice touch. Ranger gets some depth to him, and the "babe" exhalation takes on some meaning.

    Lorelei King is one of the few narrators who can give voice to the opposite sex. Without seeming forced or affected, she uses separate and entirely credible voices for Ranger and Morelli.

    This book isn't great literature and it won't tax your mind, but if you're looking for light summer reading that is just plain fun, you can't go wrong with Top Secret Twenty-One.

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    Jaime CA, United States 07-29-14
    Jaime CA, United States 07-29-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Get Off the Pot!"
    What did you like best about Top Secret Twenty-One? What did you like least?

    I have loved this series for years, but I have to admit that Stephanie and her constant yo-yo-ing between Morelli and Ranger is getting old. I loved Stephanie's relationship with her friends and family, but Morelli is really starting to bug me. I would really like to see a total shift in the story and see Stephanie officially involved with Ranger. The series needs some spice and to shake it up!


    What was most disappointing about Janet Evanovich’s story?

    I'm disappointed in the relationship between Morelli and Stephanie. I feel like it's just in a holding pattern and Morelli's personality has been bugging me. Again, I'd love to see Stephanie with Ranger for a while and develop that relationship.


    Have you listened to any of Lorelei King’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    She's great, but she can only work with what she is given.


    Do you think Top Secret Twenty-One needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    If Evanovich is going to carry on the way she is, then no. However, if she is willing to change things up and put Stephanie with Ranger, then yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I've loved this series, but it either needs to end,or Evanovich needs to shift gears when it comes to Stephanie's love life. I've had enough of Morelli to last a lifetime.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    USA Buyer COLDWATER, MI, United States 07-28-14
    USA Buyer COLDWATER, MI, United States 07-28-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Foolish"
    What would have made Top Secret Twenty-One better?

    I could not get through this book. The characters are so focus on food and funerals.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    No Janet E I am done. I could not get through this boring book


    What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

    Outstanding


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger that I spent money on this book


    Any additional comments?

    Get a life Janet. New story line and characters. Let S. Plum fade in the sunset.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Miss Pink 07-25-14
    Miss Pink 07-25-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Lorelei King is the best!"
    If you could sum up Top Secret Twenty-One in three words, what would they be?

    Laughing out loud.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters are some of my favorites. I'm a lifelong reader and Evanovitch's characters stand out from the rest,


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Any scene with Lula in it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Lorelei King is half the reason these books make me laugh my head off. Her delivery of Evanovitch's words is really remarkable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    SonoSue 07-24-14
    SonoSue 07-24-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Lorelei Rocks another one !!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Top Secret Twenty-One the most enjoyable?

    I LOVE the narrator !!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Briggs,I love the annoying part of him !!!


    Which character – as performed by Lorelei King – was your favorite?

    She nails every character, man, woman and Granny !!!!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I found myself laughing out loud quite a bit !!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nora Pocatello, ID, United States 07-16-14
    Nora Pocatello, ID, United States 07-16-14

    12 n \\\\ Born and grew up in Scotland. No species of book I do not love. Favorite genre History, thrillers, biography, memoirs etc

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    "SAD"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    As a Plum fan this is a rehash ..nothing new.


    What was most disappointing about Janet Evanovich’s story?

    Storyline was a rehash of several others.


    Which character – as performed by Lorelei King – was your favorite?

    Grandma


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    the characters remaining the same.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the Plum books. This is a retelling of the same story. Nothing and no one has changed. You don't have to buy this NEW book, you can read any of the others for the same basic plot and characters. I am returning this one.

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    juanita LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 07-09-14
    juanita LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 07-09-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Top Secret Twenty-One: A Stephanie Plum Novel, Bo"
    What did you love best about Top Secret Twenty-One?

    i love everything and grandma bucket list was fun. getting even with grandma bella was awsome. i like learn more about ranger past.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    yes i never saw who was trying to kill little guy i put down to one of the wives.


    What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

    she is the best pls keep her.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    all of it. the best was when grandma mark off ranger on her bucket list.


    Any additional comments?

    my mom want something to happen with tank for getting those cats when he kenw lulu was algery. i would like you to find lulu a guy for a while she need her own some one specil.

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    Linda Marion, AR, United States 07-09-14
    Linda Marion, AR, United States 07-09-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Predictable"

    Plum at least is getting her bond jumper's better but the romance with her and Joe is at a stand still and that is disappointing. Bring back the romance - we need details. It's a long way off from "take off the dress".

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    Marg Southern California 07-06-14
    Marg Southern California 07-06-14 Member Since 2010
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    "You have to love the series to tick with 21"
    Any additional comments?

    I happen to enjoy this series...it is not going to expand your mind but somehow the story and characters soothe me like a comfortable pair of shoes. Nothing new here from the previous 20 but if you enjoy the series, you will enjoy 21. Same book different number.

    Like I said, I happen to enjoy the series and will continue to look forward to 22.

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