Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, where bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's life is about to implode in Janet Evanovich's wildest, hottest novel yet!
FIRST A STRANGER APPEARS
While chasing down the usual cast of miscreants and weirdos Stephanie discovers that a crazed woman is stalking her.
THEN THE STRANGER REVEALS HER SECRETS
The woman dresses in black, carries a 9mm Glock, and has a bad attitude and a mysterious connection to dark and dangerous Carlos Manoso …street name, Ranger.
NEXT, SOMEBODY DIES
The action turns deadly serious, and Stephanie goes from hunting skips to hunting a murderer.
SOON, THE CHASE IS ON
Ranger needs Stephanie for more reasons than he can say. And now, the two are working together to find a killer, rescue a missing child, and stop a lunatic from raising the body count. When Stephanie Plum and Ranger get too close for comfort, vice cop Joe Morelli (her on-again, off-again boyfriend) steps in.
Will the ticking clock stop at the stroke of twelve, or will a stranger in the wind find a way to stop Stephanie Plum…forever? Filled with Janet Evanovich's trademark action, nonstop adventure, and sharp humor, Twelve Sharp shows why her novels have been called "hot stuff" (The New York Times), and Evanovich herself "the master" (San Francisco Examiner).
The mixture of slapstick and gunplay that has put Evanovich's series about a sassy, less than competent New Jersey bounty hunter at the top of bestseller lists once again works its magic in Stephanie Plum's latest caper (after 2005's Eleven on Top). Stephanie, who freely admits her failings as a hunter of fugitives, faces a growing work backlog that threatens the continued existence of her job. Her clumsy efforts to clear some cases, along with the help of her outrageous colleague, Lula, result only in their adding another sad sack to the office payroll a forlorn shoe salesman who's talked off a ledge by Stephanie's offer of a position as file clerk. Stephanie's ambivalence toward the two men in her life becomes harder to maintain when one of them, the mysterious Ranger, is accused of kidnapping his own daughter. Countless over-the-top scenes, including one at a funeral parlor, will delight longtime fans. 1.25 million first printing; author tour. (One-day laydown June 20)
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Evanovich does it again
How can you not love Stephanie Plum's crazy life? I laughed out loud while reading this book so many times that I had to read a section to the home improvement team at my house. I repeated the scene that had just split my sides and the macho crew was crying with laughter right along with me!
I loved this book! Great sleuthing, great characters, but the best part is laughing until my sides hurt. OMG this author is funny! You can just see the scenes, the very human characters and the absolutely hysterically funny nonsense rioting around you.
The main character Stephanie Plum is down to earth and realistic but she has terrible problems, her grandmother being one of them, two guys in her life that are fascinating, gorgeous and territorial enough to keep the story moving right along, and she is a bond enforcer or a bounty hunter. What more could you ask for?
Grab your glasses and join the fun while Stephanie gets her man!
So far this is my favorite Stephanie Plum novel. Evanovich is a brilliant writer and constantly leads the audience through comical twists and turns. Not to mention this book reveals mroe into the super secret private life of uber-yummy Ranger (<3)!!