Powerhouse author Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels are “laugh-out-loud funny” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), “brilliantly evocative” (The Denver Post), and “making trouble and winning hearts” (USA Today).
Stephanie Plum has her sights set on catching a notorious mob boss. If she doesn’t take him down, he may take her out.
New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum knows better than to mess with family. But when powerful mobster Salvatore “Uncle Sunny” Sunucchi goes on the lam in Trenton, it’s up to Stephanie to find him. Uncle Sunny is charged with murder for running over a guy (twice), and nobody wants to turn him in—not his poker buddies, not his bimbo girlfriend, not his two right-hand men, Shorty and Moe. Even Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, has skin in the game, because—just Stephanie’s luck—the godfather is hisactual godfather. And while Morelli understands that the law is the law, his old-world grandmother, Bella, is doing everything she can to throw Stephanie off the trail.
It’s not just Uncle Sunny giving Stephanie the run-around. Security specialist Ranger needs her help to solve the bizarre death of a top client’s mother, a woman who happened to play bingo with Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur. Before Stephanie knows it, she’s working side by side with Ranger and Grandma at the senior center, trying to catch a killer on the loose—and the bingo balls are not rolling in their favor.
With bullet holes in her car, henchmen on her tail, and a giraffe named Kevin running wild in the streets of Trenton, Stephanie will have to up her game for the ultimate takedown.
Published November 19th 2013
Current GoodReads Rating: 3.64 stars
This is my first book from this author and I should have picked better. I've heard such good things about her and I picked a mediocre one to get my first impression. I was looking for a humorous book and was recommended to this title. I wouldn't call it humorous but it was a light read. It had a good background story but I don't know if I ever smiled while listening to it. Some of the plot was a little too unbelievable to be funny. When the giraffe started into the story I got more confused that amused. It ending wrapped up rather quickly and not much was brought to a close except she went back to her old job. Throughout the story I wasn't sure about her relationship with the two men and even some of the other characters like the grandma the gave "the eye". Did her boyfriend really let her gallivant around getting hung off a bridge and get shot at? None of the characters had any depth which was disappointing but this is my first humor and maybe this is how they keep it light or I just have a shitty sense of humor. I gave this book three stars.