Synopses & Reviews
Trouble seems to find Stephanie everywhere she goes, and once again she`s struggling with her tangled love life, chaotic family, and her God-given gift for destroying every car she drives. This time, Plum has decided to quit her job as a bounty hunter. She`s tired of creeps, weirdos and stalkers. But just when she thinks she`s out, they pull her back in! So fasten you seatbelt and hang on Stephanie`s back in town.
"New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum (last seen in 2004's Ten Big Ones
) stumbles out of the gate due to some forced humor, but she eventually hits her usual entertaining stride in a tale that includes exploding cars, volatile wedding preparations and heated romantic entanglements. Stephanie decides to quit her job and seek less dangerous work after receiving a couple of disquieting notes. But the notes turn to threats and attacks, and she learns that her ineptitude is not confined to bounty hunting but transfers well to a succession of low-paying, sometimes humiliating jobs. After taking on Stephanie's previous duties, sidekick Lula naturally calls on Stephanie to lend a hand so that her bounty hunting travails continue unabated. Foul-mouthed Lula proves to have some pretty brutal ideas about how to bring 'em back. Bestseller Evanovich may be performing the same tricks over and over at this point in the series (the bumbling sleuth act, sexual-tension jokes, etc.), but most readers will find this a pleasing romp. Agent, Robert Gottlieb. 1.25-million printing; author tour. (On sale June 21)
" Publishers Weekly
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"The jokes, comic bits and funny scenes come so fast and furious that only old hands will notice there's even less mystery than usual....No plot to get in the way of the story just the way it should be for Stephanie." Kirkus Reviews
"It's wonderful to watch both a beloved character and a cherished author grow, and both Stephanie Plum and Evanovich do not disappoint....Although brimming with lines that will have readers howling with laughter, this installment also allows flashes of insight into the men in Stephanie's life..." Booklist (Starred Review)