Stephanie Plum returns to hunt down a new kind of criminal operating out of Trenton in the 28th book in the wildly popular series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich.
When Stephanie Plum is woken up in the middle of the night by the sound of footsteps in her apartment, she wishes she didn’t keep her gun in the cookie jar in her kitchen. And when she finds out the intruder is fellow apprehension agent Diesel, six feet of hard muscle and bad attitude who she hasn’t seen in more than two years, she still thinks the gun might come in handy.
Turns out Diesel and Stephanie are on the trail of the same fugitive: Oswald Wednesday, an international computer hacker as brilliant as he is ruthless. Stephanie may not be the most technologically savvy sleuth, but she more than makes up for that with her dogged determination, her understanding of human nature, and her willingness to do just about anything to bring a fugitive to justice. Unsure if Diesel is her partner or her competition in this case, she’ll need to watch her back every step of the way as she sets the stage to draw Wednesday out from behind his computer and into the real world.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In this pulse-pounding thriller, an internationally renowned hacker decides to begin a reign of terror in, of all places, Trenton, New Jersey. Tenacious bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has been roped into trying to stop a dangerous cybercriminal’s revenge plot alongside her flirtatious (and brutally hot) colleague Diesel, complicating her relationship with longtime boyfriend Detective Joe Morelli. Janet Evanovich throws us right into this high-stakes plot, populating it with fun supporting characters like Stephanie’s wisecracking assistant, Lula, and her hilarious Grandma Mazur. We love how the rip-roaring action is always punctuated with some witty banter or an enjoyable meal at Stephanie’s parents’ house. Game On is a fun mystery that’s as likely to make you gasp as it is to make you laugh out loud.
Great as always
The previous Plum books were getting goofy, but this was just plain boring. The characters suddenly had no personality, and there was little to no humor in this one.
There’s no profanity in the book, a reader who has made it this far in the Plum series obviously isn’t bothered by a little foul language. Lula saying ‘what the fork’ and ‘son of a bagel’ make it sound like this book is written for kindergartners.
While I’ve loved the Plum series, these last few books make me think of sit-coms that have run their course a few seasons past.
I love Stephanie Plum! But she is starting to get stale. Maybe wrap it up? Joe doesn’t seem to love her, he always seems annoyed.