Explosive Eighteen-Janet Evanovich

Explosive Eighteen

Janet Evanovich

Bantam, Nov 22 2011, $28.00

ISBN: 9780345527714

 

New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum looked forward to her vacation in Hawaii with her lover.  However, nothing goes right especially when her other love interest arrives to join her as a big surprise.  Stephanie flies back to Newark with a stopover in Los Angeles leaving behind two raging testosterones. 

 

In Trenton, FBI Agents Lance Lancer and Sly Slasher demand Stephanie give them an envelope she may have inadvertently picked up while flying home.  She calls Morelli to check if they are legit and her mom to pull out of the trash the photo and envelope she tossed out there.  Her mom says this was pickup day.  Two more Feds show up demanding the photo or her lawyer.  Meanwhile back in L.A. Dr. Richard Crick who carried the photo and sat next to her on the leg from Hawaii rests peacefully in a LAX garbage can.  Besides the FBI, other miscreants want the photo that Stephanie’s grandma tossed out.  Things are just as ugly at Vincent Plum Bail Bonds.

 

This Plum thriller contains the usual zaniness but the main plot is thin; and what happened with Ranger/Morelli in Hawaii obviously stayed in Hawaii as this segue is disappointingly underdeveloped.  Filled with madcap scenarios fans of the series will enjoy the heroine’s photographic memory (not) while also singing the Lovin’ Spoonful’s Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind? 

 

Harriet Klausner

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