Saturday, August 16, 2008

Stephanie Plum: Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich

It begins as an innocent trip to the deli-mart, on a quest for nachos. But Stephanie Plum and her partner, Lula, are clearly in the wrong place at the wrong time. A robbery leads to an explosion, which leads to the destruction of yet another car. It would be just another day in the life of Stephanie Plum, except that she becomes the target of a gang---and of an even scarier, more dangerous force that comes to Trenton.

With super bounty hunter Ranger acting more mysteriously than ever (and the tension with vice cop Joe Morelli getting hotter), she finds herself with a decision to make: how to protect herself and where to hide while on the hunt for a killer known as the Junkman. There's only one safe place, and it has Ranger's name all over it---if she can find it. And if the Junkman doesn't find her first. With Lula riding shotgun and Grandma Mazur on the loose, Stephanie Plum is racing against the clock in her most suspenseful novel yet.

Remember when I said that Sally Sweet makes the Stephanie Plum books well.....sweeter. Well, I'm saying it again. I was so happy when he (Sally) showed up in this novel. He was as funny and taboo as ever. I guess Janet E. brought him back to help lighten the mood in this dark book. It's crazy and scary; gang members after Stephanie. Whoa. Gangs scare me so this was a bit terrifying to read/listen to. But it makes for great action/adventure/comedy and at the end of it all-- as I was removing the CD for the player, I was really happy with the story and the way things turned out.

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