Synopses & Reviews
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum and Trenton vice cop Joe Morelli join forces to find the madman killer who shot and barbecued the youngest son of international black-market arms dealer Alexander Ramos.
Carlos Manoso, street name Ranger, is caught on video just minutes before the crime occurs. He's at the scene, he's with the victim, and he's the number-one suspect. Ranger is former special forces turned soldier of fortune. He has a blue-chip stock portfolio and no known address. He moves in mysterious circles. He's Stephanie's mentor--the man who taught her everything she knows about fugitive apprehension. And he's more than her friend.
Now he's the hunted and Stephanie's the hunter, and it's time for her to test her skills against the master. But if she does catch him...what then? Can she bring herself to turn him in?
Plus there are other things keeping Stephanie awake at night. Her maternal grandmother has set up housekeeping in Stephanie's apartment, a homicidal maniac has selected Stephanie as his next victim, her love life is in the toilet, she's adopted a dog with an eating disorder, and she can't button the top snap on her Levi's.
Experience the world of Plum--in Janet Evanovich's new thriller. It's surreal, it's frenetic, it's incendiary. Hot Six. It's the best yet.
"There's gangsters and gunrunners and all that, but what keeps Evanovich readers screaming for more are her sizzling erotic moments (a jacket dropping to the floor can raise the temperature several degrees) and her gift of making the grittiest and most terrifying of situations hilarious. Stephanie talks a friend down from a bridge, invades a Star Trek marathon, loses the requisite number of cars by misadventure, and -- a personal favorite -- captures a wife-killer out on bail while he's naked and soapy in the shower....Wow! Can't wait for the next one." Booklist
"Sexy, smart-talking New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum returns for her sixth wildly amusing mystery....Evanovich spins [her plot] threads...into a lunatic tapestry of nonstop action peopled by wacky characters straight out of a 1930s screwball comedy....Evanovich just keeps getting better." Publishers Weekly
"Steph and company make for another helping of energetic entertainment--a savory Plum pudding for her growing army of fans." (Kirkus Reviews
"A lunatic tapestry of nonstop action peopled by wacky characters straight out of a 1930s screwball comedy...Evanovich just keeps getting better." (Publisher's Weekly)
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum goes after bail jumper, Ranger--who happens to be Carlos Manoso, former Special Forces Agent turned soldier of fortune, and Stephanie's mentor. Now Stephanie must test her skills against the master, and also deal with her grandmother, two goons on her tail, and three corpses. Martin's Press.
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is faced with her most daunting task yet: bring in the mysterious former Special Forces agent Carlos Manoso (aka Ranger). He's the man who taught her everything about fugitive apprehension, and Stephanie knows she will be testing her skills against the master. But even if she does catch him, she's not so sure she could turn in her friend-even if he is wanted for murder...
And if this isn't enough to keep her up at night, Grandma Mazur is crimping her sex life by moving in with her and keeping her from getting any action from her cop boyfriend, Joe Morelli. Now, with her love life messing with her head, two threatening goons on her tail, and three corpses-so far-it's getting a little too hot for Stephanie whose search for Ranger is bringing her dangerously close to the wrong side of the law...
About the Author
is the author of the Stephanie Plum books, including One for the Money
and Sizzling Sixteen
, and the Diesel & Tucker series, including Wicked Appetite
. Janet studied painting at Douglass College, but that art form never quite fit, and she soon moved on to writing stories. She didnt have instant success: she collected a big box of rejection letters. As she puts it, “When the box was full I burned the whole damn thing, crammed myself into pantyhose and went to work for a temp agency.” But after a few months of secretarial work, she managed to sell her first novel for $2,000. She immediately quit her job and started working full-time as a writer. After 12 romance novels, she switched to mystery, and created Stephanie Plum. The rest is history. Janets favorite exercise is shopping, and her drug of choice is Cheeze Doodles. She and her husband live in New Hampshire, in house with a view of the Connecticut River Valley.