Once again we join the adventures of intrepid Jersey girl and ex-bounty hunter Stephanie Plum as she…wait a minute…ex-bounter hunter?
Indeed. As the book opens, she has just brought in the latest FTA (that’s bounter hunter speak for ‘Failure To Appear’) in her usual way which involves rolling around in the garbage, getting her clothes torn and getting stuff in her hair and enough’s enough and it’s time to get a safe, proper job.
Of course. Stephanie’s life is not in her control and it seems that other forces are determined to keep her from having a normal life and it’s not long before she’s fired from one job and her car is attacked whilst helping Lula, who has taken it upon herself to pick up where Stephanie left off.
Further career choices get worse and worse as employers are blown up (whilst in Stephanie’s car) or places of business are burnt down. You would think that someone has it in for Stephanie.
Whilst this is going on, there are domestic issues piling up such as her sister’s wedding and relationship issues with the two men in her life, Joe Morelli and Ranger.
I don’t know how Janet Evanovich does it, but after eleven books, each one has me laughing out loud as Stephanie tries to get to the bottom of the mystery with a mix of grim determination and blind luck. As is usual, there are a couple of brief reviews and introductions to each of the characters so those new to the series can just jump right in to this fast and light read.