Twelve books to the series and this is as equally funny, action packed and charged as all the previous books.
This books takes on a different tack to the others in that it is not a skip that Stephanie Plum, our hapless but plucky bounty hunter heroine is having trouble. No, trouble this time takes the shape of Ranger’s wife. Eek! Apparently she’s upset because Ranger has cleared out her bank account and moved out to be with Stephanie.
The situation get worse though as Ranger himself is wanted for kidnapping his own daughter from her mother and step-father. Has Ranger lost his cool and snapped? Whilst this is going on, the bail bonds office is inundated with cases that need to be resolved and people to be found.
See what I mean about action packed? The pace barely lets up as Stephanie races around trying Trenton, even going to Virginia to investigate what’s happened to Ranger whilst at the same time, trying to avoid his wife but also bring FTA’s in. That’s bounty hunter code for Failure To Appear.
All the usual cast of characters are here, including Sally Sweet who has started a band of his own called What and they really know how to make a performance. Unfortunately, for Stephanie, Lula and Connie, Stephanie’s arch-nemesis Joyce Barnhardt also makes a return to ‘help out’ with the increased workload.
As is usual, it’s not necessary to have read any of the previous books as introductions are made in the book that had me laughing out loud in places usually at Grandma Mazur’s antics and grinning like an idiot throughout.