Explosive Eighteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel (Mass Market)

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This is book number 18 in the Stephanie Plum series.

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Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich  is another delightful chapter in the life of Stephanie Plum.  Stephanie’s vacation turned out to be horrible.  Instead of having a relaxing time in Hawaii, Stephanie ended up flying home alone with a killer hunting her down.  Once back in New Jersey she finds out that her headquarters (or the school bus that is functioning as their temporary office)  has burned down and Lulu has fallen in love.  Things never seem to go smoothly for Stephanie, it always seems to get complicated. 

Evanovich has such a talent for creating funny yet intense mysteries.  She also knows how to keep her readers guessing on where Stephanie’s heart lies, with Ranger or Morelli.  Needless to say, it is easy to get excited for the next book in the series because we always want more.  The good news is, we don’t have to wait much longer for Notorious Nineteen which comes out November 20th. 

— Sherry


Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum’s life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home, in this dynamite novel by Janet Evanovich.
Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127 Hawaii to Newark, she’s knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, and she’s flying back to New Jersey solo. Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A. layover. Now he’s dead—and a ragtag collection of thugs and psychos, not to mention the FBI, are all looking for a photograph he was supposed to be carrying.
Only one person has seen the missing photo: Stephanie Plum. Now she’s the target. An FBI sketch artist helps Stephanie re-create the person in the photo, but Stephanie’s descriptive skills are lacking. Until she can improve them, she’ll need to watch her back.
Over at the bail bonds agency things are going from bad to worse. Vinnie’s temporary HQ has gone up in smoke. Stephanie’s wheelman, Lula, falls for their largest skip yet. Lifetime arch nemesis Joyce Barnhardt moves into Stephanie’s apartment. And everyone wants to know what happened in Hawaii?
Morelli, Trenton’s hottest cop, isn’t talking about Hawaii. Ranger, the man of mystery, isn’t talking about Hawaii. And all Stephanie is willing to say about her Hawaiian vacation is . . . It’s complicated.

About the Author

Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and Trouble Maker graphic novel, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author, as well as the Fox and O’Hare series with co-author Lee Goldberg.

Praise For…

Praise for Janet Evanovich
“No less than her plotting, Evanovich’s characterizations are models of screwball artistry. . . . The intricate plot machinery of her comic capers is fueled by inventive twists.”—The New York Times
“[Evanovich’s novels are] among the great joys of contemporary crime fiction.”—GQ

Product Details
ISBN: 9780345527738
ISBN-10: 0345527739
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Date: May 15th, 2012
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Stephanie Plum