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Explosive Eighteen

(Stephanie Plum 18)

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Janet Evanovich's novels are: 'Pithy, witty and fast-paced' (The Sunday Times); 'Non-stop laughs with plenty of high jinks' (USA Today); 'Razor-sharp' (Sunday Express). So don't miss EXPLOSIVE EIGHTEEN!

Stephanie's got a one-way ticket to trouble...

After a holiday from hell, Stephanie's heading back to New Jersey and life as a bounty hunter feeling worse than before. And that's before she finds out the man in the seat next to her was brutally murdered on their layover, and she may hold the key to his death.
With both the fake FBI and the real FBI on her tail, not to mention sometimes-boyfriend Morelli and more-than-a-mentor Ranger, Stephanie's beginning to wonder if she might need a holiday from it all...

From Publishers Weekly

12 March 2012 – Life is never dull for Stephanie Plum, but now she's got an assassin and the FBI on her tail in Evanovich's less than stellar 18th entry in her main sequence featuring the New Jersey bounty hunter (after Smokin' Seventeen). Back in Trenton after a disastrous trip to Hawaii that involved both Ranger and Joe Morelli (don't ask, she won't talk), Stephanie tries to go about life in the bond business, accompanied as always by her sidekick, Lula. But Hawaii won't stay buried, especially when news that her seatmate turned up murdered and his killers are convinced that Stephanie now has a photograph he was carrying. With Stephanie's luck, the photograph did end up in her luggage, but she threw it away, thinking it was junk. But try telling that to the FBI—and the shady men masquerading agents—or the hit man who goes by Razzle Dazzle and wants to kill her and take the photograph, not necessarily in that order. There are still bond jumpers to catch—like Buggy, who repeatedly steals Stephanie's car—and the perpetual Morelli versus Ranger question to answer. In the end, there's little to distinguish this installment from its recent predecessors.

Customer Reviews

Good but losing zing factor

After following Stephanie for more than a decade (where my life has seen me change jobs several times, move interstate, take a husband, bear three children and find a new career) it's becoming tedious that she's not moving along with me. Or at all. Miss Plum's life - utterly implausibly - hasn't moved on one iota. And while the japes and the weirdly compelling ménage a trois that occupy her life are by no means plausible either, the reader is only willing to suspend disbelief so far. Come on, Janet! Take a risk and move Steph' on!!

Not enough closet scenes with Ranger!!!!

It's nice to be back with Stephanie and Lula, but come on Janet!! Where's the smouldering sexual tension, the relentless Ranger pursuits of Stephanie and that alluring smell of Bulgari? Wanted more details of the spa trip ... And so much more. :-( Disappointing but still worth reading. Just don't hope for much more of an advance of where it left off last time, or the time before, or the time before that.

Time to end the series

Unfortunately the book starts out great but comes to a rather boring ending. I think it's time to wrap up Stephanie.
There are some hilarious moments with Lula and it's definitely worth reading, but the formula is getting a little stale :(

Explosive Eighteen
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  • $11.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Women Sleuths
  • Published: 22 November 2011
  • Publisher: Headline
  • Seller: Hachette UK
  • Print Length: 193 Pages
  • Language: English
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