#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Powerhouse author Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels are “as entertaining as ever” (Entertainment Weekly), “brilliantly evocative” (The Denver Post), and “making trouble and winning hearts” (USA Today).
Stephanie Plum has her sights set on catching a notorious mob boss. If she doesn’t take him down, he may take her out.
New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum knows better than to mess with family. But when powerful mobster Salvatore “Uncle Sunny” Sunucchi goes on the lam in Trenton, it’s up to Stephanie to find him. Uncle Sunny is charged with murder for running over a guy (twice), and nobody wants to turn him in—not his poker buddies, not his bimbo girlfriend, not his two right-hand men, Shorty and Moe. Even Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, has skin in the game, because—just Stephanie’s luck—the godfather is his actual godfather. And while Morelli understands that the law is the law, his old-world grandmother, Bella, is doing everything she can to throw Stephanie off the trail.
It’s not just Uncle Sunny giving Stephanie the run-around. Security specialist Ranger needs her help to solve the bizarre death of a top client’s mother, a woman who happened to play bingo with Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur. Before Stephanie knows it, she’s working side by side with Ranger and Grandma at the senior center, trying to catch a killer on the loose—and the bingo balls are not rolling in their favor.
With bullet holes in her car, henchmen on her tail, and a giraffe named Kevin running wild in the streets of Trenton, Stephanie will have to up her game for the ultimate takedown.
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Janet Evanovich's Top Secret Twenty-One.
Narrator King continues to prove herself the perfect voice for Evanovich's popular Stephanie Plum series. Trenton, N.J., mobster Salvatore "Uncle Sunny" Sunucchi has skipped out on his bond and it's bounty hunter Stephanie's assignment to find him. Trouble is that even though Uncle Sunny is wanted for murder, no one is willing to turn him in. In fact, many people are going out of their way to protect him. Additionally, Stephanie is helping hunt down a murderer who preys on the elderly. Add to the mix her wacky family and coworkers and a runaway giraffe named Kevin and you've got an adventure sure to keep listener attention to the very end. King has Plum's world down pat. Her sharp, attitude-heavy narration fits the tone of the book while keeping the story light. Her portrayal of dialogue is right on the money and each character shines with unique east coast eccentric individuality. This is a well performed, fun, and laugh-out-loud, listening experience. A Bantam hardcover.
Okay, but not great
I used to read her books and laugh until I had trouble breathing! My family would ask me what was going on. I am sad to say that the recent novels just aren't as funny or bizarre. This novel is okay, but I had to push myself to finish it.
Reciting the exact same scenarios is redundant and burdensome. Get some new ideas or retire these characters!
Waste of time
I have enjoyed most of Janet Evanovich's books. The Stephanie Plum series has been very funny, but it looks like she's running out of ideas and the books are not as good as they used to be. Looks like she should in the series. It's getting kind of old reading over and over again how Stephanie seems to trash every car she's driving and blundering all of her captures. This was a waste of my time and my money.
I feel the same way. I'm disappointed!!!!!