#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In the heart of Trenton, N.J., a killer is out to make sure someone gets his just desserts.
Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon. Fortunately for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to attempt almost the exact same crime again. Only this time he flees the scene, leaving behind a freezer truck loaded with Bogart ice cream and a dead body—frozen solid and covered in chocolate and chopped pecans.
As fate would have it, Stephanie’s mentor and occasional employer, Ranger, needs her to go undercover at the Bogart factory to find out who’s putting their employees on ice and sabotaging the business. It’s going to be hard for Stephanie to keep her hands off all that ice cream, and even harder for her to keep her hands off Ranger. It’s also going to be hard to explain to Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, why she is spending late nights with Ranger, late nights with Lula and Randy Briggs—who are naked and afraid—and late nights keeping tabs on Grandma Mazur and her new fella. Stephanie Plum has a lot on her plate, but for a girl who claims to have “virtually no marketable skills,” these are the kinds of sweet assignments she does best.
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This book follows in the path of the others. It's a fun and easy ride to remove yourself from the outside world.
The Stephanie Plum series is all about characters and setting. Plot, not so much. So when a character changes significantly, it significantly impacts the series - negatively.
Ranger is changed; he has become chatty and, in doing so, has lost the loner mystique of the former special forces soldier.
The author's voice has changed as well, as if an unnamed ghostwriter has taken over.
I think I'm done with this series.
This plum was a prune
The title wasn't the snappy combo that we expect for a by the numbers book. Personally, I prefer 23 Skidoo.
Maybe if is just me but these books are almost becoming a boilerplate. Stephanie/danger/Ranger/crazy lust / Morelli/comfortable lust/Lulu high jinx/crazy family/car kaput/funeral viewing/donuts/bacon.
I think that covers it.
If you love the series you'll read it.
But Janet, seriously, pick up the pace.