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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 Audio

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Disappointing

I think that the Stephanie Plumb series has reached its use by date. It's time for her to choose either Ranger or Joe and move on. There is nothing new we can learn about Stephanie.

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  • MFaye
  • 08-06-17

Excellent for car journey

This Stephanie Plum novel is brought to life by the brilliant narration!
I bought it to pass the time while me and husband drove the 4 hours to Glasgow. It was funny and made the journey pass much quicker.

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  • Donks
  • 08-03-16

Got it all wrong!

Listened to top secret whilst poorly, constantly laughing is normally good for you, so why does my head hurt? Twists and turns almost lost me, but Lula sleeping in the rust bucket whilst it was stripped was too funny by far. Now for Twenty Two...

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  • Helen Ingall
  • 03-19-15

top secret twenty one

enjoyed it as it was a typical plum read easy listening and ive just completed my second read as its like a drug that you want more

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  • Robert
  • 11-06-17

OK. But not as good as earlier ones

Lorelie King is a good performer but for Stephanie Plum it has to be CJ Critt who wins the prize for the Recorded Books versions of the early novels. Stephanie 's mom and Grandma Mazer were superb. So the current narrator has big shoes to fill and I feel doesn't quite make it.

Possibly the other obstacle is that by number 21 it is becoming a little by the numbers. Rangers mystery has disappeared. He has gone from being a ghostly and alluring ex special forces bounty hunter to a business security consultancy and almost millionaire. How did that happen?

Characters from previous books appear but ad ciphers of themselves. Such a shame. I used to laugh out loud at these books and still recall when grandma Mazer shot the roast chicken.

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  • lindsay king
  • 10-23-17

pretty predictable

I listen to these doing housework etc, they've never been any great literary pieces, but this was below par even for this series. Just more of the same.....

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  • Julia
  • 12-05-15

No surprises!

I think Stephanie needs to make a decision to move on and change her humble life. Same same over n over.