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Explosive Eighteen (Stephanie Plum Novels)

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ISBN13: 9780345527714
ISBN10: 0345527712
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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.

The hardcover edition of Explosive Eighteen contains a tear-out calendar inside! 

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"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. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and graphic novels, Wicked Appetite (the first book in the Lizzy and Diesel series), and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author.

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creed0314, August 23, 2012 (view all comments by creed0314)
Explosive Eighteen is slightly disappointing and somewhat frustrating. While the attempt to build suspense with Stephanies refusal to disclose what happened in Hawaii was a well played gamble, in the end not nearly enough information came out. The explanation for the trip left me feeling as though something major had been left out. It was kind of a let down after the suspense that was readers were left in at the end of Smokin' Seventeen. All in all it was still a wonderful book, though, and I cannot wait to see what comes next!
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mnlghtelf, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by mnlghtelf)
I loved this book! The Stephanie Plum books always make me laugh and this one really made me laugh! The situations that she ends up in are always so funny. And when the rocket launcher went off OMG!! Too funny!!
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reader of light fiction, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by reader of light fiction)
how nice it is to get away into the world of fiction
laughs are great
there is enough pain and sorrow in this world
let reading take you away
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345527714
Author:
Evanovich, Janet
Publisher:
Bantam
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
22 x 15.8 x 7 in 13.88 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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