I love this series. It’s witty, funny and I just can’t imagine all the circumstances that Stephanie Plum gets into being a bounty hunter. Evanovich does a great job of keeping the story interesting and at the same time keeping the familiar. Yes, we know that one or more of Stephanie’s cars will blow up or catch fire. We know that she and Lula will get into some sort of not-right-with-the-law predicament. Grandma will cause issues at a funeral. This is what we expect, and love, in an Evanovich novel.
We also know that she will not settle for either of the two men in her life: Joe Morelli, one of Trenton’s finest cops, or Ranger, one of Trenton’s finest. Frankly, I think she has the best of both worlds with them and maybe she shouldn’t choose.
In this book, Stephanie has to find Geoffrey Cubbin who had been arrested after embezzling five million dollars from the residents in the retirement home where he worked. Grandma helps by going undercover…and insanity ensues.
You will enjoy this book for relaxing, light entertainment and laughing out loud at all the dysfunctional situations. I did.— Sherry
#1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels are: “irresistible” (Houston Chronicle), “stunning” (Booklist), “outrageous” (Publishers Weekly), “brilliantly evocative” (The Denver Post), and “making trouble and winning hearts” (USA Today).
New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is certain of three truths: People don’t just vanish into thin air. Never anger old people. And don’t do what Tiki tells you to do.
After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie’s bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton’s premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it’s on Stephanie to track him down. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape . . . or that maybe he never made it out of his room alive. Since the hospital staff’s lips seem to be tighter than the security, and it’s hard for Stephanie to blend in to assisted living, Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur goes in undercover. But when a second felon goes missing from the same hospital, Stephanie is forced into working side by side with Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, in order to crack the case.
The real problem is, no Cubbin also means no way to pay the rent. Desperate for money—or maybe just desperate—Stephanie accepts a secondary job guarding her secretive and mouthwatering mentor Ranger from a deadly Special Forces adversary. While Stephanie is notorious for finding trouble, she may have found a little more than she bargained for this time around. Then again—a little food poisoning, some threatening notes, and a bridesmaid’s dress with an excess of taffeta never killed anyone . . . or did they? If Stephanie Plum wants to bring in a paycheck, she’ll have to remember: No guts, no glory.
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.
Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels are:
“Making trouble and winning hearts.”—USA Today
“Brilliantly evocative.”—The Denver Post