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Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has a problem: 7-year-old Annie Soder and her mother, Evelyn, have disappeared. Evelyn's estranged husband, Steven, is not happy. He and Evelyn signed a child custody bond, and Steven wants the bond money to search for Annie. The money was secured by a mortgage on Evelyn's grandmother's house, and the True Blue Bonds Agency wants to take possession of it.

Finding a kidnapped child is not Stephanie's thing. But Evelyn's grandmother lives next door to Stephanie's parents, and they're not about to see their neighbor lose her house because of the abduction.

Stephanie follows Annie and Evelyn's trail - and finds a lot more than she bargained for. Steven is somehow linked with the very scary Eddie Abruzzi. Trenton cop and on-again, off-again fiancé Joe Morelli, and Stephanie's mentor, Ranger, enter the scene, and because Stephanie needs Ranger's expertise, she accepts his help - even though it might mean paying some past debts.

Stephanie, Ranger, Lula, and Evelyn's lawyer/laundromat manager set out to find Annie. The search becomes a race among Stephanie's posse, the True Blue Bonds' agent, and the Abruzzi crew. And did we mention there's a killer rabbit on the loose?

This program is produced for mature audiences.

Don't forget to download the rest of the Stephanie Plum series.
©2002 Evanovich Inc., (P)2002 Audio Renaissance, a Division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC

Critic Reviews

"The things Evanovich does so well - family angst, sweet eroticism, stealth shopping, that stunning mix of terror and hilarity - are done better than ever here." (Booklist, Starred Review)
"Evanovich does it again, delivering an even more suspenseful and more outrageous turn with the unstoppable Stephanie." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Debbie
  • Peoria, AZ, United States
  • 06-18-11

Another fun ride

Another great Stephanie Plum series book. Funny and interesting to listen too. A fun adventure that ends up well.

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Another great book in the Stephanie Plum series. I prefer the Plum books read by CJ Critt, but it is still another fun ride!

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Love this author and this series.

My Dr.'s wife recommended this author and audiobooks. Love the characters in this series. This narrator is the much better than the others used for this series.

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Way too brutal, and the torture was horrendous, literally made me sick.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Nina
  • Arlington, VA, USA
  • 05-07-05

Not as Good As 2 the 9s

This is not one that had me laughing hysterically every few minutes. And I definitely expect that from her. The narration is good, but again not as good as some of the other J. Evanovich books. And this one just doesn't have that almost slapstick justaposition of circumstances that has made me love Evanovich.

That said, it is still entertaining and better than 90% of the stuff out there.

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Good Diversion

I started the Plum series with book 9, then got 10, then grabbed book 4 from the library for a road trip. I loved book 9, got a little aggravated with Stephanie's ineptness in book 10, but fell so much in the grove with book 4 that I had to go buy book 8. After listening to book 8 - I had to listen to book 9 & 10 again and fell in love with the whole series. I would get the others if they were presented on Audible books in the UNABRIDGED versions.

Stephanie's ineptness threw me off the track at first because as a woman I'm an overachiever and have a hard time dealing with women that can't hold their own in their jobs. But once I relaxed out of that mind set, Stephanie became wonderful comic relief.

After all the serious & deep books that I read, the Plum series are wonderful diversions. If you haven't read book 8 and like Ranger - then this one is a MUST read.

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Some really fun characters but...

I'm used to detective novels being highly plot driven (like John Grisham)-- so it's kind of nice to read a detective novel that draws from the "women's" style of being more personality-driven (like Helen Fielding). I like both kinds of books.

However, some of Evanovich's characters are much more believable than others making the book a big hit-and-miss.

I think this is somewhat aggravated by Lorelei King's narration. She almost acts out the different characters and does a really great job with some but others are a bit of a stretch. (the characters are very diverse!)

My other problem is that this book has a few too many characters for an audio book -- at least I have had trouble keeping track of them all.

If you have a good memory for names, then you'll probably have no problem. But, if you're like me, it's easy to loose track.

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  • William
  • Woodbridge, VA, USA
  • 08-05-03

A fun listen

It is so refreshing to find an authoress that is not so serious that they lose reality. This book was funny , poignant, and yet moved at a quick pace. I am going back to check her older books. Stephanie is a doll.

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How did I miss the first seven?

What a fun book--laughed outloud at Stephanie eating Tastykakes. Time to get the rest in the series.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Another Home Run!

Once again, Janet Evanovich manages to make me laugh out loud in traffic. The narrator is a new one for me, and she's absolutely terrific with terrific characterizations and voices. Don't Miss it!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful