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'm just greedy...I want more Stephanie! As usual, Janet has done a great job of making these characters come to life. I embarrassed myself by literally laughing out loud & I loved it! I really wish the story wasn't so short. 6-hours of listening is just not enough.
I hope #22 moves everyone forward in the development of their relationships. Stephanie deserves to take a leap forward in her life with her job, family, Morelli and Ranger. We her fans want to see some development and have fun along the way. Otherwise, S.P. will be driven into early retirement by recycling old plots, again.
I have read all the books in this series up to 19. Due to a head injury I can't read books right now so I tried Audible. At first I wasn't sure about it because I already had images and voices of the characters in my head. I have to say the narrator was awesome and actually made the characters come to life. I enjoyed the book too. It made me chuckle quite a bit and had some new stuff that's not been used before. Briggs was back and I think Grandma Mazers bucket list with Ranger was my favorite part, along with Lula and the pizza and the 10 dogs.
The 21st installment of the misadventures of Stephanie Plum is another piece of mind candy.
Very unfortunate that the narrator and her attempt at voices is as annoying as a back up on the NJTP, and as refreshing as a deep breath on the Pulaski Skyway. Time to return to a previous narrator.
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