November 22, 2011
November 22, 2011
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 from Hawaii to Newark, she's knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, she's flying back to New Jersey solo, and someone who sounds like Sasquatch is snoring in row 22. Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A. layover. Now he's dead, in a garbage can, waiting for curbside pickup. His killer could be anyone. The FBI, the fake FBI, and guns-for-hire are all looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying.
Only one other person has seen the missing photograph-Stephanie Plum. Now she's the target, and she doesn't intend to end up in a garbage can. With the help of an FBI sketch artist Stephanie re-creates the person in the photo. Unfortunately the first sketch turns out to look like Tom Cruise, and the second sketch like Ashton Kutcher. Until Stephanie can improve her descriptive skills, she'll need to watch her back.
Over at the Bail Bonds Agency it's business as usual-until the bonds bus serving as Vinnie's temporary HQ goes up in smoke, Stephanie's wheelman, Lula, falls in love with their "largest" FTA 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.
Janet Evanovich and her charmingly off-the-cuff heroine Stephanie Plum have been riding their wave of success since 1994, when the first in this series, ONE FOR THE MONEY, hit the shelves. With the release of EXPLOSIVE EIGHTEEN following fast on the heels of SMOKIN' SEVENTEEN in the same calendar year, marks a highpoint for Evanovich, Plum, and delighted readers. (The film adaptation of the first book, starring Kathleen Heigl, is the next in the multi-media Plum franchise.) In this adventure, Stephanie randomly gets assigned to sit next to a dead man on her flight back from her Hawaiian vacation. They guy was alive until L.A., but during the layover he managed to get himself canned. Unfortunately, between the island and the mainland he showed Stephanie a photograph. This picture turns out to be the key to the mystery of his death, placing Stephanie at the top of everyone's list. And as always with an Evanovich romp, there are plenty of other hilarious romantic, familial, and professional fires for Ms. Plum to put out, making EXPLOSIVE EIGHTEEN as exciting as all the rest.
Author: Janet Evanovich
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Women
- Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group
- Pages: 305
- Language: English
- Author: Janet Evanovich
- Online Item #: 13611039
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-1148
- ISBN: 9780345527714
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported