Dimensions: 320 pages, 9.56 × 6.39 × 1.06 in
Published: November 22, 2011
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0345527712
ISBN - 13: 9780345527714
About the Book
Can't wait to find out what happens next? Luckily, you won't have to wait very long! The next Stephanie Plum adventure arrives later this year: on November 22, 2011! So sit tight and before you know it, "Explosive Eighteen" will be here.
Read from the Book
ONE New Jersey was 40,000 feet below me, obscured by cloud cover. Heaven was above me, beyond the thin skin of the plane. And hell was sitting four rows back. Okay, maybe hell was too strong. Maybe it was just purgatory. My name is Stephanie Plum, and I work as a bail bonds enforcer for Vincent Plum Bail Bonds in Trenton, New Jersey. I’d recently inherited airline vouchers from a dead guy and used them to take a once in a lifetime Hawaiian vacation. Unfortunately the vacation didn’t go as planned, and I’d been forced to leave Hawaii ahead of schedule, like a thief sneaking off in the dead of night. I’d abandoned two angry men in Honolulu, called my friend Lula, and asked her to pick me up at Newark Airport. As if my life wasn’t enough in the toilet, I was now on the plane home, seated four rows ahead of a guy who looked like Sasquatch and was snoring like a bear in a cave. Good thing I wasn’t sitting next to him because I surely would have strangled him in his sleep by now. I was wearing airline-distributed earphones pumped up to maximum volume, but they weren’t helping. The snoring had started somewhere over Denver and got really ugly over Kansas City. After several loud passenger comments suggesting someone take the initiative and smother the guy, flight attendants confiscated all the pillows and began passing out free alcoholic beverages. Three-quarters of the plane was now desperately drunk, and the remaining quarter was
From the Publisher
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 Hawaii to Newark, she's knee deep in trouble. Her dream
vacation turned into a nightmare, and she's flying back to New
Jersey solo. 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. And a ragtag
collection of thugs and psychos, not to mention the FBI, are all
looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be
Only one other person has seen the missing
photo-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 things are going
from bad to worse. The bonds bus serving as Vinnie's temporary HQ
goes up in smoke. Stephanie's wheelman, Lula, falls in love with
their largest skip 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.
The hardcover edition of Explosive Eighteen
contains a tear-out calendar inside!
About the Author
Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times
bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, twelve romance
novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and graphic novels, Wicked
Appetite (the first book in the Lizzy and Diesel series), and
How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author.
Praise for Janet Evanovich
"No less than her plotting, Evanovich's characterizations are
models of screwball artistry. . . . The intricate plot machinery of
her comic capers is fueled by inventive twists."-The New York
"[Evanovich's novels are] among the great joys of contemporary