Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has inherited a "lucky" bottle from her Uncle Pip. Problem is, Uncle Pip didn't specify if the bottle brought good luck or bad luck. . . .
Vinnie, of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds, has run up a gambling debt of $786,000 with mobster Bobby Sunflower and is being held until the cash can be produced. Nobody else will pay to get Vinnie back, leaving it up to Stephanie, office manager Connie, and file clerk Lula to raise the money if they want to save their jobs.
Being in the business of tracking down people, Stephanie, Lula, and Connie have an advantage in finding Vinnie. If they can rescue him, it will buy them some time to raise the cash.
Finding a safe place to hide Vinnie turns out to be harder than raising $786,000. Vinnie's messing up Mooner's vibe, running up pay-per-view porn charges in Ranger's apartment, and making Stephanie question genetics.
Between a bonds office yard sale that has the entire Burg turning out, Mooner's Hobbit-Con charity event, and Uncle Pip's lucky bottle, they just might raise enough money to save the business, and Vinnie, from ruin.
Saving Vincent Plum Bail Bonds means Stephanie can keep being a bounty hunter. In Trenton, this involves hunting down a man wanted for polygamy, a turnpike toilet paper bandit, and a drug dealer with a pet alligator named Mr. Jingles.
The job of bounty hunter comes with perks in the guise of Trenton's hottest cop, Joe Morelli, and the dark and dangerous security expert, Ranger. With any luck at all, Uncle Pip's lucky bottle will have Stephanie getting lucky---the only question is . . . with whom?
Janet Evanovich's Sizzling Sixteen . . . so hot, the pages might spontaneously combust!
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Good but not her best
I subscribe to only one author subscription. I've gone out of my way to get a signature. Of course it's Janet's. I've already finished the book and I enjoyed having a storyline revolve around Vinnie the scum but this books is pretty much the same as all her others. Lula and Steph do stupid things that are just over the line illegal and Connie is also pretty heavily used in this book. One of the other great characters from another of the Plum books is also in here. The disappointment, if you can call it that, is the lack of Joe, Ranger and Grandma Mazur. They are in the book, but not as much as previous books. Also missing, at least to me, is the over the top zaniness. But all things considered, Janet keeps it good.
For those who complain about the prices. They are set by the publisher not I Tunes. I paid 25 for my cd and unless you are a member, Audible is more. The going rate for a 7 cd is about $20.
This is really a rip off to pay this much for less than a six-hour book. Either make the books longer or charge less.
If this book is as good as all the others, it's worth the $20+ and more. And I bought a much longer book for $30 that was highly recommended and haven't been able to get through the first 2 hours - BORING. So, thank goodness for the release of Sizzlin' Sixteen!