Book 18, Stephanie Plum Novels - A Stephanie Plum Novel
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg's The Heist.
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum’s life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home, in this dynamite novel by Janet Evanovich.
Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127 Hawaii to Newark, she’s knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, and she’s flying back to New Jersey solo. Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A. layover. Now he’s dead, in a garbage can, waiting for curbside pickup. His killer could be anyone. And a ragtag collection of thugs and psychos, not to mention the FBI, are all looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying.
Only one other person has seen the missing photo—Stephanie Plum. Now she’s the target, and she doesn’t intend to end up in a garbage can. With the help of an FBI sketch artist Stephanie re-creates the person in the photo. Unfortunately the first sketch turns out to look like Tom Cruise, and the second sketch like Ashton Kutcher. Until Stephanie can improve her descriptive skills, she’ll need to watch her back.
Over at the bail bonds agency things are going from bad to worse. The bonds bus serving as Vinnie’s temporary HQ goes up in smoke. Stephanie’s wheelman, Lula, falls in love with their largest skip yet. Lifetime arch nemesis Joyce Barnhardt moves into Stephanie’s apartment. And everyone wants to know what happened in Hawaii?
Morelli, Trenton’s hottest cop, isn’t talking about Hawaii. Ranger, the man of mystery, isn’t talking about Hawaii. And all Stephanie is willing to say about her Hawaiian vacation is . . . It’s complicated.
From Publishers Weekly
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Her books used to be twice this long, and she's still getting just as much for these books. Her daughter is now writing the stories and they're just not as good. Don't waste your money.
This was not as well plotted or funny as many others. I would recommend giving it a miss. Lula is like a caricature in this one, and Stephanie seems long in the tooth. Ranger is the most interesting, but we never know him. Morelli doesn't make sense. I never understand why he cares for Stephanie who clearly can't resist Ranger.
Nothing new, after 18 books you'd think something would change. Stories are different but characters don't go anywhere. Been loyal since first book, and now just sick of it. Cookie cutter book.
- Category: Women Sleuths
- Published: Nov 22, 2011
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 352 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 18, Stephanie Plum Novels