Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and no one knows this better than New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum.
Dead bodies are showing up in shallow graves on the empty construction lot of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds. No one is sure who the killer is, or why the victims have been offed, but what is clear is that Stephanie’s name is on the killer’s list.
Short on time to find evidence proving the killer’s identity, Stephanie faces further complications when her family and friends decide that it’s time for her to choose between her longtime off-again-on-again boyfriend, Trenton cop Joe Morelli, and the bad boy in her life, security expert Ranger. Stephanie’s mom is encouraging Stephanie to dump them both and choose a former high school football star who’s just returned to town. Stephanie’s sidekick, Lula, is encouraging Stephanie to have a red-hot boudoir “bake-off.” And Grandma Bella, Morelli’s old-world grandmother, is encouraging Stephanie to move to a new state when she puts “the eye” on Stephanie.
With a cold-blooded killer after her, a handful of hot men, and a capture list that includes a dancing bear and a senior citizen vampire, Stephanie’s life looks like it’s about to go up in smoke.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg's The Heist.
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I just can't wait for these books!! As always, this one keeps me reading until the end!!! Never mind the strange looks I get from family and friends when I laugh!
As usual, the theme and story lines are wonderful, light, but not fluff, fun filled thrills!! Read the book in about 4 exciting hours and wanted more! Finally a long anticipated reunion & am dying to learn her choice!
Same stuff different number...
I'm only a quarter of the way through the book, but so far it's the same Stephanie Plum we met in book 1. I enjoy the light hearted storyline, but after 17 of these I start to wonder when Stephanie will stop re-living the same gaffs and mistakes. Shouldn't she be better at her job by now? Wouldn't Lula have been fired considering she doesn't work? I know it's fiction, but I feel like the books are in repeat rather than building on one another. Here's hoping something changes in the next 100 pages.